Artist 

Ryoko MINAMITANI

Born in Japan, currently live and work in Swansea Wales. My art works have been shown in numerous exhibitions and galleries, and some were chosen for selected shows and private collections. Studied various art courses included MA Art & Design at Leeds Becket University.

 

Statement

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 soul. And the beautiful mixed colours, shapes of abstract painting and vibration of work affect people’s mind positively and free themselves from negativism or own frame of mind.  My art work is mainly abstract art and is produced on a wide range of mix media paintings using different materials such as pastel, ink, pencil, acrylic and sand. I am influenced by abstract expressionismpsychology and spiritualism such as Shintoism, Buddhism and Healing therapies.

Japanese

 

Exhibitions (Selected)

2019-20 / Positive emotion / Kunsthuis gallery / Crayke / UK

2019-20 / Group show / 808 du gallery / Bristol / UK

2019 / Roundhay Park winter 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

2019 / Art Roundhay park spring show / English Art co. / Leeds / UK

2019 / The sound of universe / St Margaret's House / London / UK

2018 / Our eARTh show / Kunsthuis gallery / Crayke / UK

2018 / Introspective / 44AD gallery / Bath / UK

2018 / Art Roundhay park show / English Art co. / Leeds / 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 / Calver gallery, South Square / Bradford UK

2016 / To please a few / Cupola gallery / Sheffield / UK

2015 / The source, solo / Curator choice, Leeds college of Art / Leeds / UK

2013 / Being Present, solo / Bowery gallery / Leeds / UK

2009 / Mush up 2009 / Art Complex Hall / Tokyo / Japan

2008 / Between / Peace works / Zaim / Kanagawa / Japan

  

Collections

CICA Museum, Korea

Zen Buddhist centre, Leeds UK

Private collections, UK, USA, Ireland and Japan

 

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Donation

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