Yukari Kaihori

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Work1 Title: Untitled: From “Come Find Me” series Year: 2015 Materials: Oil on Paper Dimensions: H 762 W 1170 D Work2 Title: Untitled: From “Come Find Me” series Year: 2015 Materials: Oil on Paper Dimensions: H 762 W 1170 D Work3 Title: Untitled: From “Come Find Me” series Year: 2015 Materials: Oil on Paper Dimensions: H 780 W 1250 D Work4 Title: Untitled: From “Come Find Me” series  Dimensions: H 780 W 1250 D Work5 Title: Untitled: From “Come Find Me” series Year: 2015 Materials: Oil on Paper Dimensions: H 558 W 760 D

Statement:

My works are evolving to be project based.

Yukari Kaihori’s work explores the interaction of physical space and surroundings.

The works have been focusing on time, process and how nothing surrounding us as well as nothing within ourselves remained untouched.

There is something about given time and space we inhibit, the ephemeral nature of our given time and how the moment of process to process construct I and everyone else as we dissolve back into the surroundings again. I am fascinated by the surrounding we live in and how we walk through the spaces sensing some sort of a “Monono-Aware” in it. Mono no aware, literally “the pathos of things”, and also translated as “a sensitivity to ephemera”.

Originally, Japan has a tradition of finding beauty in transience as seen in ‘mono no aware (the sadness or pathos of things)’ affected by Mujokan (Buddhist concept of the impermanence of worldly things) in Buddhism.

Everything surrounding us including us are ephemeral and in passing time. I am interested to re-construct the shape of this sense.

Doing so, I like put the emphasis on the excitement and cerebration part of it as I create my works with vivid and playful colors.

I use the mixture of accidental marks of stains, smears and spot of oil paint with controlled lines and shapes.

Resume:

Education

2010  Mix Media Painting/Ceramics and Glass Short Courses,

University of Arts London, Central Saint Martin

2004  B.A. Fine Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon

2003  NY Studio School, summer courses

Award/Artist Residency

2015   Vermont Studio Art Artist Residency Fellowship, USA

2015-2016 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, NY

One Person Show

2015 Sanderson Contemporary Gallery, Let’s Talk about That we Have,  Newmarket Auckland, NZ

2014  Cecil Veda Gallery, Land Songs, Wellington, NZ

2014  City Art Gallery, Down on the Ground, Christchurch, NZ

2013  Cecil Veda Gallery, On the Way Home, Wellington, NZ

2013  Poi Poneke Gallery, From Here to Somewhere, Wellington NZ

2012  Thistle Hall Gallery, Changing Scenary, Wellington NZ

2006  Gallery Art, Osaka Japan

2005  MEBUKI Gallery, Osaka Japan

Group Exhibition

2015 The Vivian Gallery,  ” Works on Paper” Auckland, NZ

2014 The Vivian Gallery, ” SMALL SHOWS” Auckland, NZ

2014 The Vivian Gallery, ” What a Differences” Auckland, NZ

2014 The Vivian Gallery,  ” Works on Paper” Auckland, NZ

2011  Open Gallery, Broockley South East London, UK

2009  Contemporary Art Independent CASO Exhibition, Osaka

2004   “ Recent Graduates”, Black Fish Gallery, Portland, OR

2004  “Senior Art Exhibition”,The Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Oregon

Press

2014 “One to Watch” Saatchi Art Magazine, Saatchi Art.com

2014 ” Interview” on MoMa UK

My Modern Met “Quiet Landscape Paintings Remind Us to Cherish The Familiar”

2010  The Big Issue , Japan, on Fine Artists, Back Beat 151stIssue

2006  The Big Issue , Japan, on Fine Artists, Back Beat 51stIssue

Others

2013  Artist Talk at Wellington Japanese Society, Japanese Embassy in Wellington

2002  Studio Assistant of NY based Artist, Sigrid Burton

Place: New Zealand

Contact: yukari.kaihori@gmail.com

Website: http://www.yukarikaihori.com