26 June → 25 July 2020 / Genova
Solo exhibition "Universo fluttuante"
at VisionQuesT 4rosso contemporary gallery
address: Piazza Invrea 4r 16123 Genova, Italy
7 October → 31 October 2020 / Milan
at Manifiest Blanco contemporary gallery
address: via Benedetto Marcello 46 20124 Milano, Italy
tel: 389 569 3638
22 October → 25 October 2020 / London
Affordable Art Fair
at the Battersea Park, Eye contemporary art's stand
address: The Storeyard, Horse Guards Road,
St James's Park, London. SW1A 2BJ
29 October → 1 November 2020 / Amsterdam
Affordable Art Fair
at the Kromhouthal, Eye contemporary art's stand
address: Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP Amsterdam
7 November → 20 November 2020 / Mantova, Italy
at MAD Art gallery
address: via Camillo Benso Cavour 59 46100 Mantova, Italy
Born in Japan in 1983, currently Shoko Okumura lives and works in Milan Italy.
Recipient of a distinguished government scholarship, in 2008 graduates with a Degree in Traditional Japanese Painting at Tokyo University of the Arts. Following her degree and subsequent move to Florence Italy to learn the art of fresco restorations, a newfound understanding of fresco techniques and colors led to experimenting and applying Italian pigments to Japanese painting techniques, which often utilizes metal supports such as gold or silver leaf.
The key aim is to represent the relationship between human beings and nature. Seasons passing, colors waning and sounds merging towards a renewed harmony have always, across all cultures, been a source both of art inspiration through its myriad of expressions and of deep emotions for souls open to the world’s wonders.
This style of painting is more demanding than what appears at first glance. An intent gazer must mesh palpable first impressions with subtle hints and allusions, thereby expanding one’s extrinsic perceptive vision, the image within the frame, to the inner self – of both artist and observer - to which the image truly appeals.