One of my favorite artists, Yoju, defies historical trends and tradition by recreating the simplest of items such as a small stone, capturing the essence of what the stone means to her. Creating a ‘larger than life’ representation of an everyday item and making it her very own masterpiece.
ay scenes. In 1988, Yoju moved from Japan to California, where she currently lives and works. Yoju has exhibited her artwork internationally, including at the Keio University in Shonan Fujisawa, Japan.
Yoju’s clean, bright, and strong lines clearly demonstrate her vast background in watercolor, calligraphy and her native Japanese culture. She earned degrees from the Maejima Academy of Art, the Kuwasawa and Ootsuka Academy of Design, and the Pacific Ocean Academy of Art, all in Tokyo.
You can find Yoju at http://artbyoju.com/index.html.