Yumiko Kayukawa is preparing to open her first solo show at the Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC. “Higashi No Kamisama (God From the East)” contains new paintings from the artist, please enjoy this special preview to the exhibit.
Yumiko Kayukawa, Cookie Time, 2009.
The common theme that is woven into these paintings is the powerful female lead and her “Snow White” alliance with the animal kingdom. The omniscient mother nature figure is a concept that appeals to every human.
Yumiko Kayukawa, Cookie Time, 2008.
Kayukawa presents a mixture of old and new, East and West in her compositions. Her paintings display a love for contemporary Western culture combined with a reverence to the time honored techniques of her Japanese heritage.
Yumiko initially traveled to the U.S. in 1997 and caught her first glimpse of Japan from the outside. This trip formulated her goal for combining the conventions that she was immersed in with her romantic associations toward America. She taunts each extreme with her flourishing personal narrative.
Yumiko Kayukawa, God From the East, 2009.
Higashi No Kamisama (God From the East)
11 July – 8 August 2009
Joshua Liner Gallery