Art Auction 2018 | Kaori Fukuyama


Kaori Fukuyama

Oil on canvas, 2017
24 x 24 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Kelsey Michaels Fine Art
Value: $2,400
Starting bid: $1,200

Kaori Fukuyama was born and raised in Kumamoto, Japan. Drawing on her upbringing around Japanese gardens and her previous career as a landscape designer, she takes inspiration from the interplay of color and light in natural surroundings. Her quasi-minimalist paintings have been shown in multiple galleries and juried exhibitions across California, and are in private collections in the US and overseas. Fukuyama’s process involves the careful, patient blending of multiple paint layers, following in the meditative craft-making tradition of her Japanese heritage. She writes: “I create fields of color and light in an attempt to capture the radiance we encounter in everyday life but beyond its standard context, by using an abstract, minimal, and direct language.”

Selected exhibitions

Southern California/Baja Biennial, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, 2016
Solo exhibition, Kelsey Michaels Fine Art, Laguna Beach, 2016
51st International Exhibition, Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, 2011

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