Artist 

 

Ryoko MINAMITANI

 

Born in Japan, currently based in South Wales. 

She started drawing cartoon, making story 

and interested in psychology since she was small.  

Then studied fine art and psychology in various courses and books

included photo therapy by Dr Masumi Ishihara in Japan,

painting with meditation under Yokoo Tatsuhiko in Germany 

and contemporary art in MA at Leeds Becket University in the UK.

 

Her art works have been shown in numerous exhibitions and galleries, 

and some were chosen for selected shows and private collections.

 

 

 

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. 

The beautiful mixed colours, shapes and vibration of painting  affect people’s mind positively. 

My aim of art is to uplift people’s soul and freedom 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.

 

日本語

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions (Selected)  

 

2020 / TF affordable art exhibition(online) / Thought Foundation / UK

2020 / Ongoing / Cupola gallery / Sheffield/ 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

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

 

 

 

Instagram 

 

@ryokom.art

 

 

 

Supporting Artist

 

Supporting artist by paypal donation.

It will help provide me with a better art materials such as acrylic paint, pigment,

paper, canvas, brush, easel, and digital equipment such as camera and video.

Thank you all for your support and allowing me to continue my art.