En Iwamura was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1988. Influenced by his painter parents he grew up in an artistic environment. After graduating with a BFA in craft at the Kanazawa college of Art and Craft, he began to be interested in the international art world. He considers ceramic has the potential of being one of the international languages, which can cross different cultures, people and countries.
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 intends to create such an encounter with site-responsive installations, and provide through entering the space, an opportunity for viewers to recognize Ma themselves.