Contemporary art | Uruguay
Born in 1968.
Yuko unfolds expressions from her curious soul, with the soft, pure and natural flow of water.
The artist, who was inspired by the gnarled old olive trees and bougainvilleas of Mallorca, mainly shows poetic, colourful trees. These are painted with inks on water using the almost 1000-year-old Japanese suminagashi technique and then transferred to silk or sateen.
The artist has managed to turn a traditional marbling technique into contemporary art and a unique, unmistakable suminagashi style. YUKO's large-format trees and streams are impressive, metaphorical pictorial worlds.
" I am water - I live, love and flow "
" My work is whimsical sensitive and delicate "
" My art flows from the depths of my own element: water ... pure bliss”
At the end of 2019 she embarked with curiosity in the practical investigation of the technique,
which she acquired, perfected and developed beyond the known, through trial and error.
The development of the practice has allowed her to create extraordinary works in large format,
which is completely atypical and rare for this unique art form.
Yuko draws her art from the depths of her being, creating her own original style, bringing to life
a variety of shapes, from delicate paintings to large works of art.
Her life has been enriched by her curiosity in the different cultures of the countries in which she has
Learning from everyone, inspired by everything.
Her best teachers have been life itself and the children she has brought up.
Her life has always been accompanied by art; through dance, music and photography,
Since 2008, Yuko lives and works in Andratx, in the southwest of Mallorca, surrounded by the turquoise
waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
“The creation of each work is unique and unrepeatable, since the support is water, it is affected by
many conditioning factors.
Each piece maintains an intimate relationship with the water and with myself at the precise moment
of its creation. Once the last drop is added to the image, silence occurs, nothingness surrounds the
lightness of an image conceived in water ... and it is at that moment that the textile descends to meet
that image whose splendor will soon reveal ... spreading into it, absorbing all that is in it,
transforming into it.
Unique moment… in which the created image is finally witnessed. "