YUKO SOMEYA

Group Exhibition “Chaosmos6 Into the Silent Spring” Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba

Yuko Someya / Group Exhibition “Chaosmos6 Into the Silent Spring”
Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
January 26 – March 14, 2021
https://www.city.sakura.lg.jp/sakura/museum/exhibition/2020/202101chaosmos6.html

Breathing at rest with tears behind
2012-2013
pencil, Chinese ink, water color, lithograph ink, Japanese paper
150.0 x 360.0 cm
©️Yuko Someya
Cherishing the soil, the light falls on rustling flowers
2016
Japanese paper, water color, Chinese ink, pencil, lithograph ink
90.0 x 90.0 cm
©️Yuko Someya
1926 Bouquet 1
2020
Chinese ink, watercolor and Japanese paper on canvas mounted on wood panel
140.0 x 102.0 cm
©Yuko Someya
January 2020, Wednesday
2020
Chinese ink and Japanese paper on canvas mounted on wood panel
30.0 x 30.0 cm
©Yuko Someya
Installation images from “Chaosmos6 Into the Silent Spring” Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan, 2021 ©Yuko Someya photo by Kimie Homma
Installation images from “Chaosmos6 Into the Silent Spring” Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan, 2021 ©Yuko Someya photo by Kimie Homma
Installation images from “Chaosmos6 Into the Silent Spring” Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan, 2021 ©Yuko Someya photo by Kimie Homma

Artist Profile

Yuko Someya

Yuko Someya was born in 1980 in Chiba. She completed her Master’s degree in printmaking at Tokyo University of Arts, the Department of Art, in 2006. She received awards for her work at Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo in 2004 and her works are now part of the museum collection. “I move my pencil as if I was spelling a word,” Someya says of her works, intricately drawing and coloring motifs such as flowers, birds, plants, and animals. The paintings often embrace generous blank spaces in which the motifs are given the sense of floating, releasing strong brightness as if to invite the viewers into the stories, and to continue them. Her specialized method using ink and distinctive transparency in color and texture created by layered washi paper are also attractive.