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Yumiko Kayukawa- "Extinction"
April 4 - April 27, 2008
Artist Reception: Friday, April 4, 8 pm – 11 pm
Online press release with images:
Yumiko Kayukawa hails from
"I've been creating work in the theme of communion with animals and nature for long time. That feeling of connection inside me is growing and growing through the process of painting. Because of that I feel increasingly sad about the situation between humanity and wildlife. "Extinction" is an extremely scary word. I put that fear into my consciousness to help myself face it" says Kayukawa of her latest group of paintings.
"Her nods to tradition include the integration of calligraphy, free-floating flowers, bubbles, stars, and insects in the work's composition, as well as the sometimes impossibly positioned bodies (much like Shunga, the erotic prints). Her flat, bright style and gorgeous, stylish girls are like advertisements for fun, as impossible as fashion magazine scenarios but equally as desirable." – The
Artist Website: http://sweetyumiko.com/artwork.php
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