Yukako Sakakura graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2008. Her captivating drawings and videos were shown in Harrogate later that year. Now working from her studio near Tokyo, her delicate paintings and drawings combine both abstract and figurative elements, creating a beautiful, curious and intimate sense of time and place. Her first solo exhibition was held at 108 Fine Art in March 2011. Yukako’s 2012 Harrogate exhibition was reviewed well by Jackie Wullschlager in the Financial Times ‘Critics Choice’, and has featured in Vogue and BBC ‘In Pictures’
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“To me, flowers represent emotions. From early buds to late blooms, whether crushed or blossoming, I depict them in the same way that I might depict the inner world of a person. In the work, ‘You Close Your Eyes to See Our Spring’, it is as if we hear the voices of the flowers’ hearts speaking in harmony, intermingled with the waves of the bold brush marks in my imaginary abstract landscape.”