Fuco Ueda is a Japanese artist whose works are shocking and serene at the same time. She is also known for her surreal paintings of girls bounded by hyper-colored flora and fauna. If you happen to be in Los Angeles, you can witness her new and recent paintings at Thinkspace gallery in Los Angeles starting March 29.
As her probably brand mark, there is always a thoughtful juxtaposition up-to-the-minute in her paintings like calm yet chaotic or sweet yet disturbing.
As the gallery mentions about her work, “Beauty lives and thrives in Ueda’s surreal universe – a place of unlikely kinships and unsettling recesses – as the artist forges a precarious harmony between light and dark, loneliness and friendship, emptiness and largess.”
Actually, this is Ueda’s first solo exhibition at Thinkspace. If you are flower enthusiast, you’ll notice there are a lot of uses of chrysanthemums in Ueda’s works. In Japanese culture, chrysanthemum is known as a symbol of many things including integrity and endurance as well as grief and mourning. (Also, love her underwater, bubble-filled paintings, as well.)