“Ryoko Goto’s world is full of elements that create a personal environment, which is often underscored with her presence.  The materials employed are very relevant and are presented in a very direct way.  The technique serves as a tool to communicate strong statements between texture and surface, between nature and artificiality.  She can work on totally new compositions or with found existing objects, videos, or collages.   Her world is crowded and polluted, full of rumors and expectations, a sort of parody of our daily life and our hectic society.  In her prints emerges a tactile quality, an exploration of surfaces and materials unto which other materials may be applied.  However, the surface, with the aid of printmaking technique, remains light and porous, like a skin with chemical effect and metaphorical references.”


Maurizio Pellegrin, Director, National Academy of Art, NY