Nov 1(tue) 7-10pm Opening Reception Nov 2(wed)-6(sun) Exhibition (appointment only on Wed. by email by Tue.)
Rie Yamamoto is a Japanese illustrator. She studied design, illustration, and bookbinding techniques at the College of Arts in Kyoto. After working at design firm,, in 2008 Rie began her career as an illustrator. Although mostly working in Japan, her art has also been displayed in the United States, Germany, and Malaysia.
Using colored ink and acrylic gauche, she has traditionally painted many of her works in deep, warm colors. However, since the March 11th earthquake, her preference has been for a brighter palette. And this may be fitting for the theme of her work. With flowers and ribbons as motifs, she illustrates the modern day maiden, a young girl of purity, innocence, and insecurities as well. The title of Rie Yamamoto’s solo exhibition, “Rinpotage,” comes from her childhood years and how she would keep her secrets close to her mind.