YOKO AKINO

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DREAMS OF REALITY YOKO AKINO

06.05.2023 - 03.06.2023

SO FINE ART EDITIONS, DUBLIN

DREAMS OF REALITY YOKO AKINO

‘Dreams of Reality’ is Yoko Akino’s eagerly awaited solo exhibition at SO Fine Art Editions.

The fine art prints in this exhibition reflect the influence of the world around Akino, lived experiences and the feeling of wonder for nature and all that life offers. The physical landscape of mountains and islands seem unchangeable, as if they have been there forever, yet their contours and colours are altered constantly by passing clouds and rain-showers that appear and disappear in unfolding dramas, filtering the light of the sun and moon, that is then refracted from the seas. Mountains are extinct volcanoes and islands are drowned mountains. Nothing appears as it did a moment or a millennium ago. Everything we see is new.

Image details:

The end and the beginning, Etching & Aquatint, Ed. of 40, 25h x 25w cm, €340 unframed Wonders do cease to exist, Etching & Aquatint, Ed. of 40, 25h x 25w cm, €340 unframed

Image details (this page): It is happening even if nobody hears it, Etching & Aquatint, Ed. of 40, 25h x 25w cm, €340 unframed

It is there even if nobody sees it, Etching & Aquatint, Ed. of 40, 25h x 25w cm, €340 unframed

Image opposite: After all is said and done…, Etching & Aquatint, Ed. of 40, 25h x 25w cm, €340 unframed

Akino’s etchings and aquatints are minimalistic, yet capture the stillness and motion of shadow and light on the dramatic shapes of our natural world. Her use of colour, crisp lines and pattern encapsulate the beauty of Akino’s world and draws the viewer in to be engulfed in that compelling beauty.

Image opposite details: Donn’s Garden, Etching & Aquatint, Ed. of 40, 60h x 50w cm, €460 unframed

Image details (left to right):

There is no before or after this, Etching & Aquatint, Ed. of 40, 50h x 65w cm

Eletha sailed to Ériu over a level sea in a great vessel that seemed made of silver, Etching, Aquatint & White gold leaf, Ed. of 40, 50h x 65w cm

From out of the deep, Etching, aquatint and gold leaf, Ed. of 30, 50h x 65w cm

€460 unframed each

Image details (above): You promised never to take my love for granted, Etching & Aquatint, Ed. of 40, 50h x 65w cm, €480 unframed

Image details (opposite): Errigal, Etching, aquatint and palladium leaf, Ed. of 50, 60h x 65w cm, €500 unframed

Awakening of the Péist, Etching & Aquatint, Ed. of 50, 50h x 65w cm, €460 unframed

Image details: O’Cuallan, Etching & Aquatint, Ed. of 40, 60h x 65w cm, €480 unframed

Yoko Akino was born in Kyoto, Japan and studied drawing from the age of nine. She moved to Ireland in 1996 and began working in Graphic Studio Dublin, where she is now a member. Her work is held in many private and public collections, and is widely recognised as one of Ireland’s leading printmakers.

DREAMS OF REALITY BY YOKO AKINO

06 May - 03 June, 2023

SO FINE ART EDITIONS

2nd Floor Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2. Ireland. info@sofinearteditions.com | tel: +353 1 472 1050 / 0872549884 | www.sofinearteditions.com.

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