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

Yuko Someya / Group Exhibition “Chaosmos6 Into the Silent Spring”
Sakura City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
January 26 – March 14, 2021

Breathing at rest with tears behind
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
Japanese paper, water color, Chinese ink, pencil, lithograph ink
90.0 x 90.0 cm
©️Yuko Someya

Artist Profile

Yuko Someya

For more information about Yuko Someya, please visit the website of Koyama Art Projects.

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.