Artwork of the Day: Propagate, Chizuco Sophia Yw
In her drawings and paintings, Chizuco creates an imaginary world from memory and experience. During a residency in Beijing, China in 2009, she developed her “consciousness-only” work theory, and began to paint and draw in her current, abstract style which suggests the purity and energy of life. Chizuco uses a variety of media — glass pen and brush, charcoal, colored pencil, oil, watercolor and acrylic on paper or canvas.
Based in New York, Chizuco began her career in 1991 doing representative art in Japan. Her move to New York in 2000 coincided with a shift to abstraction. The recipient of both the Grand Prize from ArtNetwork and the Director’s Recognition Award from Period gallery, Chizuco has exhibited at Period Gallery, Lincoln Center (New York City), Silvermine Guild Arts Center (Connecticut), Bertoni Gallery (New York), The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Japan) and Shoko-ji temple (Japan). Chizuco’s works are also in the permanent collection of the Shoko-ji temple and Osaka Medical Center, as well as in many private collections.