The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"This piece was created for my solo show, "Year of the Fire Horse" in 2014 at Foley Gallery in NY.
Separation is the theme of funeral. The black kimono is for the ceremony and the box is for the ash after cremation. The Inspiration of this piece was from my father's death. It was a while ago and wasn't the first time for me having to lose a family member, but his death gave me a special feeling. I feel now that death is more real than before, and it's everywhere. Since then I created some funeral or death theme paintings, this is the latest one from that theme." - Yumiko Kayukawa
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Yumiko Kayukawa grew up in the small town of Naie in Hokkaido, Japan. In these pristine, natural surroundings, she found her love of animals and nature which later became an important theme of her work. As she grew up, Yumiko drew inspirations from American pop culture such as Rock & Roll, film and fashion. These influences are fused with modern and traditional Japanese motifs to create her unique style.
Yumiko’s debut as an artist was with a Manga feature when she was just 16. She later attended and graduated from Bisen Art School in Sapporo, Japan. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington. Yumiko has had recent solo exhibitions at The Shooting Gallery, La Luz de Jesus, Joshua Liner, and M Modern to name a few.
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