Kaori Fukuyama / Selected Artwork / Biography / Artist Statement / Past Exhibitions
Kaori Fukuyama Artist Statement
I find the light of Southern California to be incredibly seductive and the colors impossibly beautiful. Even after living here for over 10 years, it still takes my breath away. I take inspiration from the interplay of that magical light and color…how the light falls on a simple swatch of fabric, the way an origami folded object casts shadows, a sliver of light spilling out from a crack in a door, subtle color changes in the sky as the sun moves across it, or the amazing color palettes and patterns found all around us in nature. My aim is to re-imagine these seemingly mundane moments into a novel landscape, to capture the essence of the light we experience in everyday life, or to create an atmosphere that pulsates with rich color and light. Oil paint allows me to explore a sense of space, depth, volume and subtlety through careful blending and layering, a process that is meditative and engaging for me. As I paint, I often feel completely immersed in the fields of color and light, where I find solace and excitement for limitless possibilities.