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Yuuki Horiuchi

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Visual artist, born in 1990. She uses various methods such as drawing, video, 8mm films, and objects. She received her M.F.A. from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2018 and graduated at the top of the course from B.F.A. Oil Painting at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2015. Studied at Glasgow School of Art (UK) as an exchange student in 2016. She has participated in several artist in residency programs including London Summer Intensive, Camden Arts Centre & Slade School of Fine Art (London, 2019), and The Central Saint Martins Associate Studio Programmes "Y-AIR Exchange" (London, 2018). She has participated in many exhibitions in Japan, Taiwan, the United Kindom, and Germany. Currently, she lives and works in Tokyo and Nara, Japan.

The major theme of my works centers around the connection between everyday life and universality. I aim to indirectly show how our lives are connecting with nature, history, society, and a variety of universal things. It is an attempt at deviating from preconceptions as well. It suggests to re-consider about pleasure and meaning of life, and the possibility of getting new aspects and views about our everyday life with a bit of artificiality and abstraction. I am making abstract shapes from ordinary images and find similarities and/or intersections between two completely irrelevant things. Often, I use common materials and images such as familiar landscapes and objects. However, in my works, they transform into other images, and images are like floating between figure and abstract.

Last update : 17 Dec. 2021


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