50 x 60cm
Unique work on repurposed London bus panel
Sayuri Nishikubo is an emerging Japanese artist working across the broad range of blacks...and whites. She paints with a wise and classical sensibility, supplanting facial features with words of affirmation. While working in a hospital, Nishikubo taught herself graphic design and illustration designing logos and packaging, eventually painting with black and white acrylics and coming to the style that her followers have come to know. The artist's phrases, like "Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand" ring in times of disillusion and are the artist's attempts at drawing parallels in the world. Her paintings are a form of sense making, while also a study on the textual and physical patterns that make up our environments. Nishikubo has recently exhibited in Taiwan and Tokyo while also collaborating with fashion brands to create unique garments and printed t-shirts.