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Sonomi Kobayashi

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Connection, 2008 Oil on Canvas 54 X 66 Inches © Sonomi Kobayashi
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Synchronicity, 2008 Oil on Canvas 36 X 28 Inches © Sonomi Kobayashi
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Synchronicity, 2008 Japanese Pigment, Sumi Ink, Pencil on Paper 26 X 19 Inches © Sonomi Kobayashi
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Synchronicity, 2007 Japanese Pigment, Sumi Ink, Pencil on Paper 26 X 19 Inches © Sonomi Kobayashi
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Connection, 2007 Japanese Pigment, Sumi Ink, Pencil on Paper 6" X 80" ( 6 X 4 Inch Size Book) © Sonomi Kobayashi
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SUPER COMPETTITION Vol.1
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SUPER COMPETTITION Vol.1 © Sonomi Kobayashi
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SUPER COMPETTITION Vol.1
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SUPER COMPETTITION Vol.1
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Connection (Detail), 2007 Japanese Pigment, Sumi Ink, Pencil on Paper 6" X 80" ( 6 X 4 Inch Size Book) © Sonomi Kobayashi
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Connection 2, 2007 Sumi Ink and Japanese Pigment on Paper 66 X 48 Cm / 26 X 19 Inch © courtesy of the Artist and ARTAe Galerie
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Kontinuum, 2011 © ARTAe Galerie
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Relationship, Pink Black Green Purple, Edition 1/1, 2012 Aquatint, Sugar Lift, Chine-colle 11x15 Inches © gallery ARTAe Leipzig
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Brooklyn: Paul Catalanotto, Sonomi Kobayashi, Alise Mona Loebelsohn, Vincent Romaniello. Los Angeles: Nadege Monchera Baer, Alanna Marcelletti, David Spanbock, Alison Woods.
Me
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Japan
Lives in
New York, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
Representing galleries
Galerie ARTAe Leipzig (Germany), Ouchi Gallery (NY), Gitana Rosa Gallery (NY)
Tags
mixed-media, installation, abstract, exhibition/performance
Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT

I strive to express the relationship between humanity and nature, humanity and earth, and humanity and the universe through my art.  Recent studies show scientific proof that living as intellectual humans in the universe are more rare and unique than we’ve imagined.  I contemplate the meaning of human existence and its connection to the universe, as well as exploring the origin of our planet and its future in the universe.


I use images and symbols found in space and the ocean.  My frequent use of round and circular objects reflects the cycle of life and their common occurrence in the universe.  The work on canvas is based in oil paint.  Mixed medium are used in subsequent layers to accentuate each layer, creating with each stratum a link to the past, present and future.  The work on paper is on the other hand, painted without layers using Japanese pigment, Sumi ink (traditional Japanese writing ink), and pencils.  I drop ink and paint very carefully, to create and express a beauty of life with accidents and chances.

The varied colors, fine lines, and organic shapes in my art reflect my sensibilities and emotions. These feelings are often uncertain and intimidated by the challenges the future may bring, but ultimately inspired and hopeful.