108 Fine Art are delighted to show Yukako Sakakura’s series of new paintings at the gallery in Harrogate, in collaboration with Clive Christian Perfume. The exhibition will be held between 18th March – 8th April 2022.
Clive Christian Perfume is a luxury British perfume house that creates the world’s finest perfumes. In 2020 Yukako Sakakura was approached by Clive Christian to create a painting interpreting their latest perfume ‘Matsukita’, which will be on exhibition at the gallery. The ‘Singing In Your Woods’ preview will include an introductory talk by Tori Snowball of Clive Christian Perfume, outlining the history and background to the ‘Matsukita’ perfume.
Yukako works from her remote studio near Tokyo; the painting harmonises many of the shapes and colours that Yukako has been using over the years resulting in a series of the most beautiful, elegant, and sophisticated pieces of art that Yukako has produced to date.
“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 inspired by Matsukita…This collaboration project invigorated my painting practice, especially how I visualize the scenery in my mind. Using my imagination to embody the landscape as I experienced the scent was a challenging but fun process. The first inspiration I drew from the scent of the perfume was like unlocking the door to a world of exploration.”