solo exhibition “Golden Meadow”

Carrying Horse 運ぶ馬 2012 watercolor on paper mounted on panel 36.5 x 51.5 cm ©︎Yoshino Masui

Born in 1976, Shizuoka prefecture. Graduated from the Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University in 1999. Currently based in Tokyo. The works of Masui consist of delicate minute watercolor paintings. Based on the colors and scents of her childhood, she occasionally expresses mysterious landscapes with animals arranged within them, and in image planes which have been painted repeatedly over time, smears and carefully drawn lines give rise to distinctive textures. Having experienced the severing of ties with the land where she was born, Masui who is often stricken with sensations of floating, talks of trying once more to connect with her birthplace through her painting. In beautiful and colorful works in which she wishes “to paint things which anyone can understand”, the heart of the viewer is captured directly, recalling landscapes and sensations which appear to have been seen somewhere or felt before within memory. In this exhibition, works made since 2010 which include 4 new works will be on view.


Artist Profile

Yoshino Masui

1976 Born in Shizuoka, Japan
1999 B.F.A., Tama Art University, Tokyo
2004 Scouted by Tomio Koyama at GEISAI #6