Itsumi
Artist/
Painter

Itsumi

Painter

Bio

She moved to Kyoto at the age of 20 because of her love for Japanese culture and cities with old histories. There, she worked as a florist and then, entered the world of hairdressers at the age of 25. She is currently working as a freelance hairdresser, bridal hair and makeup artist, and kimono stylist. One day, she encountered alcohol ink art and started teaching herself painting. From that moment on, she began to spread out on to A4-sized canvases all the things that she had locked deep inside her heart. Things such as the reality of opposing truths: Light and shadow, yin and yang, beginning and end. Things that are invisible to the eye, but which are indeed there: scents, wind strength, emotions that cannot be expressed in word, anger that makes the hands shake, indigestible thoughts, the difficulty of being alive...She says that she has no real expectations towards her work. She just wants to draw and “throw up”, that's all.

Artworks