山根ゆか YUKA YAMANE

山根 由香 YUKA YAMANE
1977年大阪府生まれ

ダウン症の彼女は、15年以上絵画教室に通い絵を学んできました。その頃の作品は、デザインマーカーや水彩絵具を使い四角や三角を紙にゆっくりと丹念に塗り分けて描いていました。ひとつの作品が仕上がるのに一年近くかかることもありました。現在は、アート活動を専門とする福祉施設で制作していますが、作風が変わり以前のようなグリッドを描くのではなく、ランダムな筆運びの作品となり、作品に開放感が生まれました。たくさんの色を塗り重ね、鮮やかな色彩と深みのある色彩が混在し、不思議な奥行き感がある絵画空間が作品の魅力です。

Affiliation: Atelier Ripe house
Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1977.

Yuka Yamane, who has down syndrome, has been going to a painting class to learn painting for more than 15 years. When she started, she used pens and water paint and drew quadrangles and triangles while painting in different colors slowly and neatly. Once she spent almost a year to finish a single work. She is currently engaged in her creative activity at a welfare facility which specializes in artistic activities. Now her style has changed. She doesn’t draw grids like she used to anymore but instead uses more random brush strokes, so a sense of freedom has been generated in her works. As she repeats painting with many colors, there is a mixture of bright colors and deep colors. In this way they give the interesting feeling of depth. This is the attraction of her works.