Yuki Murata

Heritage & Horizon

Heritage & Horizon

Work Details

Heritage & Horizon

2021

Santa Fe soil, ink, pencil & wax on linen

18 X 18 X 2 inches

Inventory ID: #16558

Santa Fe soil is from: 35 degrees 43' 39.72" N, 105 degrees 57' 41.112 " W





    About Yuki Murata

    The geometry and structure of my work are artifacts from my training as a product and architectural designer. I have been channeling this design history and experience into my painting practice by exploring lines, bands and grids as well as using materials normally associated with building construction and housewares. Rhythmic linear repetition and a subtle color palette are my meditation on the restoration and repair I search for in our splintered, suffering world. The surfaces are repeatedly built up and sanded, scraped and burnished back as an homage to the making, death and remaking of all life. I habitually return to square formats to honor our human desire for stability and order in our current world of chaos and disruption. In my work I am trying to document time and location by using materials gathered from the properties around where I am working. Inspired by the fragility and perseverance of the natural world I highlight the tension between the environment and humanity. My goal is to capture the essence of a place and to foster a visual contemplation on beauty of wild land and our relationship to it. I see my work as core samples, layers of geology, terrain and time.

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    Heritage & Horizon

    Heritage & Horizon

    2021

    Santa Fe soil, ink, pencil & wax on linen

    18 X 18 X 2 inches

    Inventory ID: #16558

    Santa Fe soil is from: 35 degrees 43' 39.72" N, 105 degrees 57' 41.112 " W
    Origin Story

    Origin Story

    2021

    Santa Fe soil, ink, pencil & wax on linen

    18 X 18 X 2 inches

    Inventory ID: #16559

    Santa Fe soil is from: 35 degrees 43' 39.72" N, 105 degrees 57' 41.112 " W