“In Transit” new works by Yuko Ike

The Mayor's Gallery

May. 5, 2024 - Jul. 6, 2015

888 Washington Blvd
Stamford, Connecticut 6901


The Mayor’s Gallery presents

“In Transit” new work by Yuko Ike

May 5 – July 6, 2015

Reception: Thursday, May 14 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Government Center, 10th floor, 888 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT

Yuko Ike was born in Japan, and spent her earlier days in Tokyo. She has spent most of her adult life in the US and currently resides in Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan.

For as long as she can remember, visual art, particularly drawing and painting, has been her passion. Naturally, she has a strong affinity for Japanese aesthetics, most notably the influence of “wabi-sabi”. “Wabi-sabi” is a Japanese view of aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. She calls it “A form of art in asymmetry, minimalism and modesty.”

Her work is an expression of how she sees and feels the world in which she lives. Nothing is ever the same, and nothing will remain forever.

Her inspiration comes from the most ordinary, everyday things and places: “They are often very little known places where I feel strong, emotional and spiritual connections. It can be anything from watermarks on the wall to a small hidden alleyway”. Whatever it may be, it moves her and subsequent thoughts and emotions start to grow. She tries to capture and express the impermanence and acceptance of the inevitable changes. She is most content when her inner visions and feelings are fully expressed in her vaporous and fluctuating images.

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