I use sumi ink, gofun, clay paint, mineral pigments, acrylics, pastels and other painting materials.
The subject of most of my paintings is women, but I try to depict the edge of the leaves as persistently as possible.
When I was a child, I felt a pleasant tension when I braided my younger sister’s hair, and I thought the contrast between the white scalp and the fine black hair was beautiful from the bottom of my heart, which is the most primitive and intense motivation for painting.
Then, when I try to depict the poetic sentiment of a woman who is not easy to grasp, like a mist or smoke that seems to be elusive, I often draw the expression and texture of the clothing and ornaments that the figure wears. Clothing and decorations cover the skin, but sometimes they reveal the inner self.
I want to depict what I love obsessively, but at the same time, it is my eternal theme to depict a portrait of a person who has a certain elegance at the root, and I believe it is also a way to liberate and allow myself to be free.
2021 Kitajima Yuko
After graduating from the Department of Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, after working as a graphic designer,
He is active as an illustrator and painter.
He lives in Ibaraki prefecture.
□ Shiseido MaQuillage Newspaper / Train Advertising Illustration
□ L'Oreal Paris Revita Lift UV Block WEBmovie Advertising product use Paint on body
□ Japanese fashion brand [SOMARTA]
Collaboration with illustrations from the 2013-2014 collection
□ Mandarin Oriental Tokyo 2014 Pink Ribbon Campaign Illustration
□ Natsumi Saito "Natsuumy" MV and picture book illustration with DVD containing songs
□ 2010-2013 VOGUE JAPAN, 2014-2021 Written on the official blog at Soen ONLINE.
□ Serialized overseas movie illustration column on "Beauty & co.", An information site for women
□ 7th Adachi UKIYOE Grand Prize Excellence Award (2015)
□ March 2016 Taiwan Art Magazine [DPI] Cover, magazine interview, work publication
-Illustration Travel Report / Report-
□ Dubai Travel Report hosted by Emirates
□ Paris Tourism Report sponsored by the Mayor of Paris
□ Austrian-Vienna Tourism and Art Report for the holiday season sponsored by the Austrian Embassy
November 2011 ART EXHIBITION @ L'Artisan Parfumeur Omotesando Main Store Exhibition
March 2012 Two-person exhibition DIMENSIONS + MYSTIC GARDEN @ Seibu Shibuya
May 2012 Keep A Breast TOKYO Love Show @ Omotesando Hills
September 2012 EXHIBITION C-DEPOT 2012 @ Spiral Garden
November 2012 Shibuya Style vol.6 @ Seibu Shibuya
March 2013 SOMARTA collaboration @ Isetan Shinjuku store
April 2013 SOMARTA collaboration @ SOGO Hiroshima store
October 2014 Tokyo Designers week "Hokusai Manga Inspired Exhibition"
November 2016 Yuko Kitajima solo exhibition "Kamigiwa" @ Fujiya Gallery
February 2021 Open Call Exhibition "ARTIST NEW GATE" Final Judging Exhibition @ Ginza Gallery Seek
June 2021 Women's Image Exhibition "Lovers" @ Ginza Gallery Seek