A R T I S T
R Y O K O M I N A M I T A N I
Born in Japan, moved to the UK since 2008
Currently based in South Wales.
Studied fine art in various courses in Japan,
trained painting with meditation under Yokoo Tatsuhiko in Berlin Germany.
Hold MA Art & Design 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.
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 soul.
The beautiful mixed colours, shapes and vibration of painting affect people’s mind positively.
My aim of art is to uplift people’s mind 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 sand, pigment, pastel, ink, pencil and acrylic.
I am influenced by abstract expressionism, psychology and spiritualism such as Shintoism, Buddhism and Healing therapies.
E x h i b i t i o n s
2020 / The English Art group show / Atrium Gallery / Leeds / UK
2020 / Secret Post card show / Cupola gallery / Sheffield/ 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
2013 / Being Present, solo / Bowery gallery / Leeds / UK
2009 / Mush up 2009 / Art Complex Hall / Tokyo / Japan
2008 / Between / Peace works show / Zaim / Kanagawa / Japan
C o l l e c t i o n s
CICA Museum, Korea
Yoga centre and Zen Buddhist group, UK
Private collections, UK, USA, Ireland and Japan
I n s t a g r a m
S u p p o r t A r t i s t
It will help provide me with a better art materials such as acrylic paint, pigment,
paper, canvas, brush, easel, digital equipment such as camera and video and exhibition fees.
Thank you all for your support and allowing me to continue my art.
Supporting artist by paypal → donation.