GalleriesWest Spring 2007, Page 43
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gMy drawings are automatic expressions of my unconscious,h says Natsuko Yoshino. gThere (are) infinite possibilities in a personfs unconscious.h
Done with muted watercolours, ink and pencil, Yoshinofs work are a fun and trippy journey through imaginary landscapes, where human and organic
shapes float in empty space, all blending into a swirling, seamless whole. Her drawings could be described as falling into a nebulous space between
Shel Silverstein, Alice in Wonderland, and Marcel Dzama.
Yoshino grew up in Osaka, Japan, and has returned there since graduating from the University of Regina in 2006. Shefll have her first solo show at
Winnipegfs Semai Gallery this winter. If her work strikes a chord with viewers, though, Yoshino says that itfs because it comes from a natural place.
gI draw when I want to get away from reality,h she says. gI have never thought that I was talented - I just like to draw.h A consistent visual theme in her art
is the undefined line between where one thing ends and another begins a natural extension of her automatic drawing technique.
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