ag_updated_at : 2022-05-21 07:11:18 UTC
ag_city : chyu-oucyou
ag_region : Meguro-ku, Japan
ag_facebook_url : https://www.facebook.com/KayanoUshiyamaGallery/
ag_website : http://19710817kayanoushiya.wixsite.com/kayano-ushiyama
ag_biography : Biography Art changes the world and enriches life. Art can make the world happy. Kayano Ushiyama is a Japanese painter whose works have been extensively exhibited nationally, as well as in France and N.Y. and U.K. and Italy. Her brightly colored pieces exude happiness and warmth, aligning with her goal to bring happiness to the world through her art. Ushiyama's compositions are created using acrylics, gouache, pastels, transparent watercolors, and other materials, which she digitizes then prints, adding more acrylics and gouache.
ag_priority : 100
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ag_artist_firstname : Kayano
ag_artist_lastname : Ushiyama
ag_website:_artist : http://19710817kayanoushiya.wixsite.com/kayano-ushiyama
ag_website:_artmine : http://www.art-mine.com/artistpage/Kayano_Ushiyama.aspx
Japanese artist and designer Kayano Ushiyama inherited her love for art from her grandfather and father. She studied Textile Design at the Kuwasawa Dress Design School and worked in the fashion industry for twenty years as a tie designer. Her background has influenced her art visibly, as found in the textures, compositions, and ambiences of her paintings. Ushiyama uses gouache, pastels, watercolors, and other materials, such as newspaper and magazine clippings. She combines them with printed images of scanned pastel and acrylic gouache drawings, which she manipulates digitally and paints on with acrylic paint. The result is a lively pop melange with a striking graphic aesthetic, almost akin to those of advertising posters. Ushiyama’s intent is indeed to awaken the heart to feelings of joy and she mostly does so in her work. However, in a few instances, we may be taken by surprise after our first feeling of elation, as Ushiyama layers poignant headlines on distressing current events, creating powerful dissonance against a tapestry of bold color. She is a firm believer that art can change the world and she does so splash, after splash; word after word.
Ushiyama has exhibited extensively in Japan, Europe, and New York, both solo and collectively. She received the Collector's Vision International Art Award and the Power of Creativity Art Prize from Contemporary Curator Magazine in 2021. Ushiyama works as a graphic designer in Tokyo, where she likes to grow plants, cook, and complemplate her existence in the universe.
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ag_rep_begin_date : 01/24/2022
ag_rep_end_date : 01/24/2023
ag_representation_status : Active
ag_representation_level : Digital
ag_website:_agora : https://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Kayano_Ushiyama.aspx
ag_meta_keywords : abstract,abstract,bright coloured
ag_web_statement : I inherited my love for art from my grandfather and used to draw with my father when I was a child. My education in textile design along with twenty years of experience as a tie designer have impacted my work visibly, in the textures, compositions, and ambiences. I use gouache, pastels, watercolors, and other materials. I then combine them with printed images of scanned pastel and acrylic gouache drawings, which I manipulate digitally. My pieces exude happiness and warmth. I believe that art can change lives and bring joy to those who experience it.
ag_digital_catalog : https://issuu.com/agora-gallery/docs/kayano_ushiyama_catalog?fr=sYjQ0ODI5MDQ2Njc
ag_gender : Female
ag_artist_invite : https://www.agora-gallery.com/ArtistInvite/Kayano_Ushiyama.aspx
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