Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1984. She grew up surrounded by rich nature and various creatues. Naturally, she had a lot of interaction with them and even saw then die sometimes. From that experience, she builds her unique view of life and death and aims to express the beauty of death.
She got into Joshibi College of Art and Design in 2003. She got fascinated by the beauty of lines and started producing copper engraving. A copper graving piece she created when she was 20 called "49 Days" got highly received for her skills and style and became a stepping stone for her debut as a professional artist. In recent years, she started working on acrylic painting and Arita ware in addition to copper engraving, intensifying her expression of death, the gods associated to death, divine beasts, and Mononoke. She had her exhibit "Iron Exhibit" at Kitano Museum of Art Annex in her home town, Sakaki City.
In 2014, she had a solo show at Ueda City Museum of Art and offered her work to the Izumo Taisha shrine. Her Arita ware shrine dog, a collaboration work with a garden designer, Kazuyuki Ishihara, won a gold medak at "Chelsea Flower Show" in UK. The following year, it was added to the collection of the British Museum, winning a global recognition.
In 2016, she actively participated in events across Japan such as the one held at Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho. She also served as an ambassador for the G7 Transport Ministor' Meeting in Karuizawa, Nagano. In November of the same year, she released her arts in New York and they are going to be added to the collection at the World Trade Center. In 2017, the movie "Hanaikusa" for which she did illustrations for will be released and her exhibit is scheduled to be held in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Miwa Komatsu official site (English): http://miwakomatsu.com
He is not bound by traditional techniques and pursues to create art full of movements and powerfulness through the touch of his brush that is both bold yet delicate.
His works range from classic motifs such as dragons and samurais to modern ones such as athletes and musicians.
Being unconventional, he tries different things on a global stage including exhibitions, live performances, CGs and videos, and collaborating outside his field.
Yu-ki Nishimoto Associated Websites
・Official Website (English)：http://yuki-nishimoto.com/en/
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