“I painted while traveling across mountains, forests, and lakes. From the past, I have experienced moments when I feel like I’m not myself. It is a sensation similar to floating in water, so close yet so far, like someone else’s affairs, or the goings on of another world.” – Yuka Kashihara
Palm Beach, May 18, 2022– Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present a solo exhibition of thirteen paintings by the Japanese painter Yuka Kashihara in its Palm Beach gallery, from May 28-June 27, 2022. The artist’s first show with the gallery, the exhibition also marks her solo show debut in the United States.
Please find here a checklist of the paintings in the exhibition.
Kashihara paints evocative, atmospheric landscapes that interweave observed scenes from the natural world with the spaces of her internal imagination. Drawing from the traditions of Japanese nihonga and Western painting, she applies thin layers of oil paint and tempera to create luminous, vivid works that are characterized by a sense of transparency and a unique depth of intensity and color. Although her dreamlike landscapes emanate largely from her mind’s eye, Kashihara has also been inspired by the diverse scenery of places she has visited, such as Yosemite National Park, Isle of Skye in Scotland, Lofoten in Norway, the jungles and rainforests of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan. Her paintings are often sparked by instigating moments while traveling or walking, views which she then blends with imagined, otherworldly vistas.