Left fly p-090819_1 

28” ×46”, Oil on canvas, 2019

Yuna Ogino

 

Yuna Ogino (born 1982, Tokyo, Japan) lives and works in Tokyo. She received her BFA in oil painting from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2005, MFA in 2007.  She is one of the most acclaimed artists of this new generation. By developing her distinctively striking style using a traditional medium, her works have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions. The multi-talented artist has also expanded her boundaries beyond painting by expressing her artistic value into textiles, books, and performances. Such as this, Yuna’s innovative style has been awarded and praised in public collections and spaces. With inspirations from ikebana flower arrangements and Japanese garden, she weaves the lights and colors onto the blank canvas, bringing life into her memories and beliefs towards society and humanity.

"I receive inspiration from ikebana flower arrangements and traditional Japanese gardens to compose my painting, amalgamating the lights, the time passing by, and the colors of flowers into one image. In addition to oil painting techniques, I use brushes for Japanese painting to draw lines. These lines represent the strength and vulnerability of plants and insects, which in turn metaphorically represent our personal memories and the meaning of richness for women and for human society as a whole. My painting is so to say an accumulation of questions about these different elements, forming many layers. "    - Yuna Ogino

Flower string p-160919_1 

53” ×34”, Oil on canvas, 2019

Flower Unchaining p-300519_1

53” ×34”, Oil on canvas, 2019

Flower Unchaining p-300519_1

53” ×34”, Oil on canvas, 2019

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