Monday, September 5, 2011

Mayuko Fujino






I meet Mayuko through Felix, we had a beer on greenpoint we talked about Mexican paper,  and Japanese artists. Later on, we flied kites on her birthday and we've been gettting into some rock climbing. While i was at the puppies show,  i came across a book about illustration and and i saw some familiar work and it was Mayuko!  I've always been struck by her artwork and the details in the shapes of her works. i wanted to her to share some of her process on the itzybitsyblog

When did you decide you wanted to be an artist?

Mayuko: When I was 18, after graduated high school.




Can you explain to us a little about your illustrations?

MF:They are basically about layers, visible ones and invisible ones. I am
interested in borderlines, conflicts, and the duality of nature so
those elements are always present in my artwork. here's my artist
statement:
http://planetplatonic.org/statement

When did you move to New York city and why?

MF:I moved to NY September 2010. I wanted to study English. I had
received emails in English asking about my art, especially from the
United States, much more than in Japanese. so I thought I might be
able to reach more people who would be interested in what I do if I
could speak English.

What do you find different from graphic design and fine arts?

MF: Graphic design is about finding right directions. Fine art is about
wandering and sometimes getting lost.

What sources do you use for your images?

MF:I used old Playboy magazines for the latest series "Bunny Dance"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayuk/sets/72157625301733721/


 Who do you draw inspiration from in your art?

MF: Musicians. I love 80's new wave stuff and early electronic music.

Where does your creativity come from?

MF: I was immersed in books and music when I was a child and it always
made me dream about an imaginary world. I think that's where it comes
from. I feel like I still haven't been able to come back from there.


 When is your next show? Can you give us details

PULSE art fair Los Angeles Sep.30 - Oct.3  http://www.pulse-art.com/losangeles
ULTRA004
art fair in Tokyo Oct.28 - 30
both with Megumi Ogita Gallery http://www.megumiogita.com
UAMO Festival in Munich
October 27 - 30 http://www.uamo.info/cms/index.php?page=tour2011info

I'm looking for places in New York for shows!!!

Thanks Mayuko!

1 comment:

Indeterminacy said...

Mayuko and I exchanged emails for some years, due to common interests in music/art. I envy you that you could ask her all these questions in person. To my eye Mayuko's work has a kind of peace and symmetry to it. It explores the bounds of positive imagination. I never found anything threatening in her images.

And yes, there were some new details here for me, so I was happy to read this.