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Yukiko Horike

 
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Tokyo
Japan
Yukiko Horike
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Yukiko HORIKE is a painter based in Tokyo, Japan. She had been active in many types of visual art but is now working as a painter. Her paintings combine figuration and abstraction. In addition to her painting, she also does a significant amount of drawing.
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Yukiko HORIKE is a painter based in Tokyo, Japan. She had been active in many types of visual art but is now working as a painter. Her paintings combine figuration and abstraction. In addition to her painting, she also does a significant amount of drawing.

Bio

She was born in Japan and started to study drawing at the age of two, painting at the age of eight with a local renowned painter. She was a girl who loved painting so much. But at some point, she got noticed that some offered compliments for her paintings, on the other hand, some said that they didn't understand them at all. It made her confused. Unfortunately she was too young to understand that. Gradually she came to keep a distance from painting.

 

After finishing her master course of Japanese literature at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, she became a writer and an editor. But, in the late 2000s, she started to wonder why she didn't paint, although she had loved it so much. Actually she still wanted to paint. The thought made her move into the visual art world gradually.

 

First, she planned not to go into painting directly but to learn and make various types of visual art such as photography, prints, three-dimensional works, installations and so on, increasing her experiences in exhibitions. The year she started painting carefully was in 2014. The following year, she got an award so it seemed to be a good start. But something happened in 2016.

 

She applied to a contest whose prize money was the second highest awarded for any Japanese domestic art contest at that time. The first prize was given to her. It should have been great for her but she had overheard that one of the judges had been saying that her work was not acceptable to him. Also, on the day of the awards ceremony, she heard some people saying that they didn't understand her painting at all in front of it and moreover, some people targeted out her of envy. Looking back to the day, she says that she clearly remembers that she felt so small among the other award winners all who were well-experienced. Taking the first prize, she got emotionally exhausted and couldn't even touch paint brushes for a few months. She had been asking herself many questions : if I still wanted to keep painting, if I just wanted to paint for fun or to be a painter, what I should do and wants to do.

 

At that time, her experiences in exhibitions of many types of art helped her. She has noticed that the beholders said whatever they pleased and that some critics gave positive comments and others didn't. Even if she got the first prize, the same thing happened. The result she had reached was 'No matter what I paint, there will be always be critics. So, I should just see and base my belief on my true inner feelings. I don?t need to cater to popular tastes, I can be in the center of my works, and create them!?. '

 

The experience made her very strong. She has no doubt that she can just develop from any words of viewers and critics. Now she is increasingly active as a painter, setting out the cutting-edge of paintings.

Events

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Exhibitions

Awards
2016 The First Prize at Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition
*National public offering sponsored by Kanagawa prefecture
2015 New Painters Award at Japan-France Contemporary International Art Selected Exhibition 

Solo exhibitions
2013 'Introspective Grey' (Tokyolightroom / Tokyo, Japan)
2011 'Wriggle and To be' (M2gallery, current RED photo gallery / Tokyo, Japan) 

Selected Group exhibitions
2017 Group Exhibition (NICHE GALLERY / Ginza, Japan, '17, '16, '15)
2016 'Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition' (Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Gallery / Yokohama, Japan)
2016 'Drawing Exhibition' (Turner gallery / Tokyo, Japan)
2015 'Japan-France Contemporary International Art Selected Exhibition' (Omori Bellport / Tokyo, Japan)
2014 'Shunyo Art Exhibition' (The National Art Center, Tokyo / Tokyo, Japan)
*A total of 24 group exhibitions as of Feburary 2018 since 2010

More info

Please do not hesitate to contact me to ask about any inquiries, like the details, package deals, shipping options, and so on.

The works to appear here is just a part of my works. For interest please send me a message.
For more info: www.horikeyukiko.com

and...To those who are interested in my art, I would like to ask if you can provide support? It would be gratefully received, helping to motivate and finance my art production. You can provide support through the below link by PayPal. Any amount will be welcome--Thank you!
https://ko-fi.com/yukikohorike

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