Yumie Kono

Region: Victoria British Columbia
| Born 1944, Hiroshima Japan


Yumie Kono is a visual artist who draws and paints. She was born in Hiroshima and grew up in Matsue, Japan. She graduated with a BFA from the Women’s College of Fine Arts in Tokyo in 1967. After traveling for a year from 1971-1972 to North America and Middle East, she immigrated to Canada and currently lives in Victoria. She has traveled extensively and exhibited regularly in Japan and Canada.

Artist Statement

I am searching for genfukei - That is an occurrence when your inner landscape and your outer landscape are recognized as one and same. My drawings create dream like landscapes using repeating cross lines with hard pencils (H-10H). This slow process results in very subtle and soft drawings. My paintings focus on a subtleness of color balance with a layering technique of oil paint and tempera paint on linen canvas.
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