Emerging Artist

Emerging Artist: Yuko Mori

I saw Yuko Mori’s work and instantly fell in love with it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do because it’s beautiful!

Yuko Mori was born in 1982 in Chiba, Japan. Yuko attended Shinjuku Art Academy from 1999-2002 and Yoyogi Seminar Formative Arts School from 2002-2003. She currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Yuko creates acrylics paintings, ceramic sculptures, and installation work.

All of Yuko’s work is based on color rich florals and interiors. She captures the pleasant beauty in everyday scenes with pastel color palettes creating a charming environment. When a viewer encounters her work, the feeling of happiness is present through the visuals. They are devoid of negativity and reflect lightness amongst a world that at times can be dark.

The paintings sometimes delve into surreal qualities with items within them. For example, Room with a Bonfire and a Display Shelf, Room of Mimosa Acacia, and Living Room all feature various potted plants placed about the room in abundance, wild animals juxtaposed with domestic ones, interior fires, and camping tents. The objects all add to another layer of narrative other than a basic pleasantry. It may seem chaotic and bright, but at the same time all of the subjects appear at peace with one another, maintaining the consistency of forming harmony.

Yuko’s brush strokes are a contemporary interpretation of a Van Gogh Impressionism. It’s inspiring and refreshing to see an artist who innovates on a classic style of painting. She brings Impressionism into this current world, while also staying true to the themes of observing interiors, landscapes, nature, and figures with attention to creating specific moods. She strays from the concept of lighting and realistic situations as the Impressionists were known for and invents her own, solidifying her modern adaption: a merging of Impressionism, Surrealism, and Contemporary.

To see more of Yuko’s work visit her social media links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YukoMori.Art/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/yukomori3/

Tumblr: http://yuko-mori.tumblr.com/

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