Yuko Someya/ Group exhibition “All Living Things”
July 24 – November 29, 2016
Jul–Aug 10:00-18:00/ Sep–Oct 10:00-17:00/ Nov 10:00-16:30
Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
Special website for the exhibition
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.