What a bright glaring light!
Looking down on it, looking up at it, about to drown ourselves in the sea of the light.
Energy people generate through their rivalry.
Your energy kindles the city today.
About the Artist
Born and raised in Japan’s ancient capital city of Kyoto, Mayuko’s work is based on traditional training and on her observation of the spectacle of Japanese life. Between 2006-2009, she completed a widely renowned 46-painting ceiling project at the 500-year old Buddhist Temple, The Kannonji in Osaki, Tokyo.
Mayuko also received recognition for special awards in several competitions in Tokyo.
One of them was first prize among 10,000 participants in a Japanese calligraphy competition.
In 2011, Mayuko had an exhibition, Harugesyo at The Nippon Club in Manhattan, sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in New York.
Mayuko’s latest challenge comes in using silk kimono for her work. The inspiration for this came when she found almost a thousand beautiful antique kimono in her grandparents’ old warehouse. Unfortunately, most of them were already too damaged to wear, but they were also too beautiful to become trash. Mayuko decided that she should create a new life for them, and in this exhibition, they do come to life.
This show is Mayuko’s gift to the world, inspired by the world she sees around her in New York.