About the artist:
I have travelled to about 20 countries and visited cities and villages all over the world.
I have been impressed by the beauty of European cities and villages.
It was the first time I was moved to tears to see a city that still looked so majestic after hundreds or thousands of years.
I'm glad I was born!
I was glad to be alive.
I felt the joy of life when I saw the wonderful scenery.
I also saw a sculpture in Europe that suddenly shook the earth and made me dizzy. I was amazed by the influence of art.
In 2015, I travelled to Italy alone.
And it was on this trip that I had the most amazing experience.
The people I met on my trip were friendly and helpful.
They welcomed me as a stranger and congratulated me.
I felt the joy of being born into this world from the bottom of my heart, something I had never experienced in Japan.
This experience made me realise that I don't have to try to be something I'm not, that I'm already great just the way I am.
It also made me realise that not only I, but everyone in the world, is already great just the way they are, and that everyone is unique and valuable.
When I realised this, I felt every cell in my body rejoice.
I wanted to share this with as many people as possible.
In 2019, my father passed away.
My father's death led me to go to school for psychology, where I had the opportunity to draw with crayons.
I was fascinated by the colours and nostalgia of crayons, but most of all by the joy of expressing myself through drawing.
I began to draw with crayons and oil pastels the landscapes that had touched my heart during my travels around the world, and the cats I had met.
And although I have seen many of their works in museums, my favourites are those by Basquiat and Marie Laurencin. I realised that I liked their original style, painted in a childlike way.
Their paintings influenced me and convinced me that if I painted in my own original style, I could convey the importance of individuality.
I was convinced that I could convey the importance of individuality and the joy of living that I felt in southern Italy.
I decided to show through my paintings that everything we are born with is a unique treasure and that all expression is a joy of life.
I have never studied painting, and I never will.
Therefore I think I can convey what I felt during my travels: that people are wonderful just the way they are.
Everyone is wonderful just the way they are.
That's why I paint.
2021 Excellence Award
"Exhibition "Miyabi - A Person for whom Hakutsuru Sake suits
In Gallery IYN/Osaka Japan
Lisa Galletti (art curator in Milan, Italy)
"Yukari's art is all about freedom, a mirror of the ego without restrictions or regulations that comes directly from the deepest part of her soul".
Art Event shop in Omihachiman/Shiga Japan
In Seian University of Art and Design / Shiga Japan
Online Radio Dream no Tane Broadcast Station
Guest appearance in "Non-chan and shall we dance"
Art shop opening "Moriyamaichi"
Unoke / Shiga Japan
Pastel x Vivid exhibition
AAA Gallery / Kanagawa Japan
Exhibited at the 2nd National Cat Exhibition "Megamanmaru".
Gallery GEORGE / Kyoto Japan
Yukari Blair Solo exhibition "World is Wonderful"
Santai137 / Shiga Japan
Exhibition "Miyabi - The person who is suitable for Hakutsuru's sake".
Gallery IYN / Osaka Japan
Event shop "Iina Meguri"
Unoke / Shiga Japan
International Contemporary Art Exhibition
M.A.D.S Art Gallery /Milan, Italy and Fuerteventura, Spain
IYN Art Festival in Kobe Hankyu
VIFAF v.2 exhibition
World Of Crete/Crete Greece