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Yuuki SORI

Born in Aichi Prefecture

2010
Tokyo University of the Arts, Japanese Painting Department, B.F.A.

Currently lives and works in Chiba Prefecture

Solo exhibitions

2017
Sogo Department Store, Omiya
ART OSAKA, Hotel Granvia, Osaka
Sogo Department Store, Tokushima
Matsuzakaya Department Store, Nagoya
2016
Sogo Department Store, Yokohama
Sogo Department Store, Kobe
Mitsukoshi Department Store, Main Store, Nihonbashi
2015
Sogo Department Store, Chiba
KEISUKE MATUSHIMA
Seibu Department Store, Tokyo
Matsuzakaya Department Store, Nagoya Main Store
2014
Chu Ito Art Square, Special Exhibition, Tokyo
Seibu Department Store, Shibuya, Tokyo
2013
JILL D’ART Gallery, Nagoya
LEXUS Hoshigaoka Showroom, Aichi
Isetan Department Store, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Meibi Art Fair, Ito Gallery, Aichi

Group exhibition

2017
Art Fair Asia, Fukuoka
Art Taipei, Taiwan (Saio-do Gallery)
2016
STAR WARS EXHIBITION, Sogo Department, Yokohama
2014
Art Osaka, Hotel Granvia, Osaka

2012
Art Nagoya, Nagoya Westin Hotel

Public Collection

Go Sakura Museum, Tokyo
Toba Grand Hotel, Mie

WORKS

color red wire

color red wire

Gold leaf, mineral pigments, jingo washi paper, tengu washi paper -world thinnest paper

530 x 530mm

2020

380,000 JPY (w/ framing)

In this work, I depicted anemone and phalaenopsis orchid flowers from the perspective of looking at the subject from above. By studying the forms from above, I became aware of the outlines and expressions that are normally hard to notice.
I decided to frame the work to empathize my hallmark style, the painted motif alongthe sides.
There is a persistent belief that audience should appreciate art facing straight at the picture. However, when the sides are painted, I believe the entire surrounding area will be incorporated into the work.
I deliberately used frosted glass in the front in order to accentuate the motif on the sides.

Locale : 2F ⑨


Ensemble of black water iris

Ensemble of black water iris

Platinum leaf, mineral pigments, jingo washi paper, tengu washi paper -world thinnest paper

800 x 800mm

2020

690,000 JPY (w/ framing)

I had painted numerous dazzling flowers in colors but ‘black’ is also one of the color
choices when composing a picture.
In this work, I wanted to vividly portray water iris, basically a purple bluish flower, in a single color namely black.
In the background, I applied platinum leaf, a material that doesn’t tarnish with the passage of time, in order to highlight the silhouette of water irises standing tall.
The work is a pair with Shirofuji Iro (The Color of White Wisteria). I wanted to make a black and white contrast between the energy of water irises that possesses a calm vitality rising from the earth and the weightiness of ripe wisteria flowers that hangs down majestically.

Locale : 3F ㉒


The Color of White Wisteria

The Color of White Wisteria

Gold leaf, mineral pigments, jingo washi paper, tengu washi paper -world thinnest paper

800 x 800mm

2020

640,000 JPY (w/ framing)

I portrayed white wisteria flowers that hang down majestically from the lush leaves. Just like black, people may consider ‘white’ a monotonous color. However, when making sketches and observing the color under natural light, I often realize that the color isn’t consisted of just plain white. By adding ‘purple’ and ‘yellow’ to the overlapping petals swinging in the wind, I realize that ‘white’ becomes even ‘whiter.’

Locale : 3F ㉑

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