R Y O K O M I N A M I T A N I
Japanese artist based in South Wales.
Her art works have been shown in numerous exhibitions
and galleries in the UK mainly
and some were chosen for selected shows
and private collections.
She tries to create pure abstract painting and it is produced
on a wide range of mix media method using different materials
such as sand, pigment, pastel, ink, pencil, acrylic and others.
She is influenced by abstract expressionism,
psychology and spiritualism such as Shintoism,
Buddhism and Healing therapies
Studied fine art in Japan, mixed media painting
with Zen meditation
under Yokoo Tatsuhiko in Berlin Germany and
Contemporary art in MA Art & Design at Leeds Becket University in the UK.
S t a t e m e n t
I explore the relationship between spirituality and artistic expression.
During meditative states, I transfer the true nature of the inner unconscious behind the mental and
emotional phenomena on the art works.
In particular, I focus in capturing the expressions of the essential soul.
I believe that art expression (especially abstract expression) is influenced by the state of the creator’s spirit.
The beautiful mixed colours, shapes and vibration of painting affect people’s mind positively.
My aim is to uplift people’s mind and freedom from negativism or own frame of mind trough art.
What you feel from Art is the truth to you.
Artist is just transformer from the unseen world to the painting.
C o l l e c t i o n s
CICA Museum in Korea
Yoga centre and Zen Buddhist group in UK
Private collections in UK, USA, France, Ireland, Arab and Japan
E x h i b i t i o n s
2022 / Flux virtual exhibition / London UK
2022 / Roundhey Park show / English Art co. / Leeds / UK
2021 / Winter virtual exhibition / Thrown contemporary / London / UK
2021 / Roundhay Park show / English Art co./ Leeds / UK
2021 / Cupola 30 group show / Cupola gallery/ UK
2021 / Identity virtual group show / Selected as Finalist / Holy Art gallery / London / UK
2020 -21 / Group show / Atrium gallery / Leeds / UK
2020 / TF affordable art exhibition / Thought Foundation / UK
2019-20 / Positive emotion / Kunsthuis gallery /
Crayke / UK
2019-20 / Group show / 808 du gallery / Bristol / UK
2018-20 / Roundhay Park show / English Art co./ Leeds / UK
2019 / The Inner universe / Seaside gallery Volcano / Swansea / UK
2019 / Contemporary landscape 2019 / CICA museum / Korea
2019 / Spring Summer show/ Silson Contemporary / Harrogate / UK
2018 / Our eARTh show / Kunsthuis gallery / Crayke / UK
2018 / Introspective / 44AD gallery / Bath / UK
2018 / Thresholds / Gonzo unit /Thessaloniki / Greece
2018 / Abstract Mind 2018 / CICA museum / Korea
2018 / NN Open Exhibition / NN Contemporary Art / Northampton / UK
2017 / The sound of inner universe, solo / Chalice Gallery / London / UK
2017 / Summer group exhibition / Kunsthuis gallery / Crayke / UK
2017 / Colour Cord / Cupola Gallery / Sheffield / UK
2016 / The flower of universe, solo / shortlisted for bursary, Calver gallery, South Square / Bradford UK
2016 / To please a few / Cupola gallery / Sheffield / UK
2015 / Curator’s choice / Leeds college of Art / Leeds / UK