by Hitoko Urago
Cells of sound and movement.
The musical term p(piano) denotes 'softly'.
p emphasizes the quiet and gentle aspects of the paintings.
Syibo translated from Japanese means 'cell'.
These cells, painted in even, harmonious tones offer an anonymous world calmly distanced from
the clutter of everyday life.
Nancy Victor is proud to present this collection of ‘Syibo P’ is Hitoko Urago’s first solo show
since her graduation. Like her individual pieces, the show brings together her elegant, simple and
animated paintings to create a symphony of light and shape.
Hitoko Urago was born in 1970, Osaka, Japan. Studying music and playing the piano since the
age of four years old. She came to England in 1992 working in the fashion industry. In1997 Hitoko
began her studies at the Guildhall University studying art foundation, moving to Chelsea College
of Art, BA in Painting and finally on to Slade to complete her MFA.
“My recent paintings have explored cell shapes that sometimes accumulate into groups and at
others times join to form chain-like structures. In making these paintings I seek simplicity, to be
focussed on an object (the cell), in order to let it find its own life within the canvas.”
15TH JANUARY 2004 / 6pm > 8pm
21JANURAY>12 MARCH 2004
Monday > Friday, 10am > 6pm
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