Monthly Archives: June 2016

Announcing Ruby Silvious’s Exhibition “Reinterpreting Tradition 伝統の再解釈”

We are happy to announce Reinterpreting Tradition 伝統の再解釈, an exhibition by Ruby Silvious, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Ruby Silvious is a visual artist and graphic designer based in New York. For the past three years, she has been experimenting with found objects and salvaged materials, and most recently, painting on used, emptied-out tea bags functioning as small canvases.
Last year, her visual journal titled, 363 Days of Tea, went viral and continues to be featured in blogs and magazines across Europe, Asia and Africa.
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Announcing Zac Grenfell’s Exhibition “Overgrown with Happiness”

We are happy to announce Overgrown with Happiness, an exhibition by Zac Grenfell, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Zac Grenfell completed a Bachelor of Illustration at North Melbourne Institute of Tafe (NMIT) in 2013. He currently works and exhibits throughout Melbourne.
Having grown up on a farm in country Victoria, Zac has always had a connection with nature and a love of flora and fuana subject matter. He mixes this with inspiration from his surroundings and constant day dream to create surreal character based illustrations.
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Announcing Ashley Yeo Yakka’s Exhibition “Sensitivities / 紫陽花物語”

We are happy to announce Sensitivities / 紫陽花物語, an exhibition by Ashley Yeo Yakka, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Ashley Yeo Yakka is a multidisciplinary artist based in Singapore. She completed her Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design from University of Arts, London in 2012. She has been included in numerous international group shows including the Art on Paper Biennial at Weatherspoon Museum, North Carolina USA and Ifa Gallery in Berlin, Germany. She also participates in international artist residencies including the Vermont Studio Center (USA, 2013), Arctic Circle Residency (Svalbard, 2014) and School of Visual Arts (USA, 2014).

Working through Drawing, Installation and Sculpture, her practice has been reflections from the epidemics of visual culture and the complexity of human condition, founded from private thoughts and ontological questioning. Encompassing drawings and art objects, she displays and deconstructs weariness and heaviness from a postmodern world, seeking to reconcile with cultural disconnection.
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Announcing Vieno James’s Exhibition “Of Rice and Cotton”

We are happy to announce Of Rice and Cotton, an exhibition by Vieno James, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Vieno James is an artist based in New York. He is currently attending The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, NYC for a BFA in Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited in the United State (Atlanta and Savannah, GA). His work’s goals are to break down the barriers of racism, cultural exclusivity, classism, and whitewashed history.
Words from artist: “Man and Nature – Foreground and Background .. They are one and the same. As we grow, we experience phases of assimilation and accommodation to the foreign. My work explores identity and interpretation of experience through composed fragments of information. These explorations lead to the disintegration of the social constructs of race, cultural exclusivity, classism, and whitewashed history. The work is created from found objects, imagery and text from a variety of printed material, and the use of motifs from neo-expressionism.”
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Announcing Betty Susiarjo’s Exhibition “A Dazzling Grey”

We are happy to announce A Dazzling Grey, an exhibition by Betty Susiarjo, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Betty Susiarjo is a mixed media artist based in Singapore. She received her MA (Fine Arts) with Distinction from Winchester School of Art, England and her BA (Fine Arts) from Surrey Institute of Arts and Design, England. Her works has been shown in UK, Turkey, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia and recently participated in an exhibition exploring ‘motions’ in OTA Fine Arts (until May 19 2016), both Singapore and Japan.
She is interested to understand how humans’ experience of time affects their experience of beauty. Focusing on each moment arrested in a mundane scene, her works present poetic and melancholic impressions of the time, so much so that it opens up to a space of contemplation. Recently, she has been interested in the study of light and shadow and how their qualities affect our encounter with beauty.
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Announcing Emilie Lang’s Exhibition “Landscape Geometry”

We are happy to announce Landscape Geometry, an exhibition by Emilie Lang, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Emilie Lang is a self-taught visual artist based in Adelaide Australia. She paints landscapes with acrylic. She attended artist residency at Reykjavick Iceland in 2015. She started drawing in her diary when she was child, started painting in 2013.
In her work, she converts the visual perception of landscapes and its colour both in motion and at rest . The resulting of imagery become a form of abstract.
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Announcing Alexander James Romero’s Exhibition “Keys”

We are happy to announce Keys, an exhibition by Alexander James Romero, as a result of his activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Alexander James Romero is currently studying art in Denver Colorado with a focus in printmaking, drawing and painting. He will be graduating Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in printmaking in 2017, he currently shows work in galleries across the Denver Metropolitan area. Alexander is fascinated by Japanese wood block printing and the integration and innovation of technology that Japan has adopted.
His work revolves around the duality of existence that he believes his generation finds itself in. That duality is perpetuated from the over-use of technology and the effects that it has on the psyche. He displays these effects through traditional methods so that he can juxtapose the ephemeral nature of the digital world with the everlasting nature of print and painting. So he creates a language that will portray this duality of existence through paint, using thick impasto.
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