Yui FUJNAGA (born 1981, Hiroshima, Japan) graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design in 2006. She has been painting children as her main motifs. By depicting group figures of them, she expresses her feelings and thoughts toward things happening around her and in the world. ” One of the viewers once told me that my paintings lie in a silent and mysterious, but cheerful world. I think this is true. Actually,I am not so keen to express darkness or sadness. I don’t want to push viewers strongly by painting something negative.” says the artist. It is noteworthy that even if she begins to work on her piece as she got inspired by heavy social incidents, her work always turns to peaceful in the end. ” I personally believe that the strongest expression of art should be silent ,mysterious and cheerful. This is how I would like to paint. I simply would love to concentrate on pursuing beautiful lines and colours. Perhaps, this is the happiest and the most important thing to me.” In this unstable contemporary world, FUJINAGA might be an artist of rare and necessary character.She is an emerging artist who received silver medal at “GEISAI#7” in 2005 and honorable mention at Adachi Contemporary Ukiyoe Award in 2015. ⇒ Fujinaga's drawing diary blog 「You are right」
- Born in Hiroshima, Japan
- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITIONS ＆ ART FAIRS
Selected Solo Exhibitions
- “Todokoyo 〜 reaching you〜,Entrance hall of Futako tamagawa Rise office, Tokyo, Japan
- “Pandas in Ueno!” (Meguri Window Gallery), Cafe Meguri, Tokyo, Japan
- “When we were little, we met in a dream”, Niji Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Selected Group Exhibitions
- "Perpetual Gaze" Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- "treasure hunting" Nihonbashi and Shinjuku Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- “with the spring breeze”, Bora gallery, Utsumi-cho, Hiroshima, Japan
- “Drawing Connections”, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
Selected Art Fairs
- ART OSAKA 2012, Osaka, Japan
- ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR HONG KONG, Hong Kong
- “Adachi Contemporary Ukiyoe Award”,Honourable mention
- “GEISAI#7”, Silver medal
We are pleased to announce that "YUKARI ART mini", a tiny window gallery we run in Nakameguro, Tokyo has started its 9th exhibition. Yui FUJINAGA's latest painting is being displayed at the venue for his second ever exhibition at YUKARI ART mini. YUKARI ART mini Vol.9...
Enjoy the exhibition view of "Perpetual gaze" , a group exhibition by young emerging artists held at Mizuma Art Gallery in Tokyo from 13th of January thru 6th of February, 2021. Kazuharu ISHIKAWA, Shintaro OHATA, Yui FUJINAGA and Akira YOSHIDA from YUKARI ART...
We are pleased to announce that "YUKARI ART mini", a tiny window gallery launched last year ( November, 2018 ) in Nakameguro, Tokyo has started its fifth exhibition. YUKARI ART mini Vol.5 " Yui FUJINAGA" Artist：" Yui FUJINAGA" Work：" A Little Match Girl " Year : 2019...