En Iwamura describes his work as “two-dimensional clay doodling”. Incorporating layers of drawing, his hand-built ceramic sculptures draw inspiration from both American and Japanese historical and pop-cultural references along with his own life experiences. >>>ONLINE ONLY<<<
En Iwamura's current research investigates how he can influence and alter the experience of viewers who occupy space with his installation artworks. When Iwamura describes the space and scale in his works, he references the Japanese philosophy of Ma. Ma implies meanings of distance, moment, space, relationship, and more. People constantly read and measure different Ma between themselves, and finding the proper or comfortable Ma between people or places can provide a specific relationship at a given moment. Through his work, Iwamura intend to create such an encounter with site-responsive installations, and provide through entering the space, an opportunity for viewers to recognise Ma themselves.