Makari Japanese Antiques and Fine Art is pleased to announce "Recent Work: Etching and Chine-Colle Prints" by Sonomi Kobayashi. The show will feature Sonomi's new work that are one to multiple copperplate prints. She mixes techniques of etching, aquatint, sugar lift, open bite, and chine-colle. This will be Kobayashi's second solo exhinition at Makari, and her first printmaking exhinition in New York.
In her work, she strives to express the relationship between humanity, nature, earth and the universe. More personally, creating artwork for her is meditation and is a reflection of herself, in a moment in time. Viewers often find universality in her artwork, which depict shapes and symbols found in nature. The use of round and circular forms represent the cycle of life and their common occurrence in the universe.
The varied colors, fine lines and organic shapes in her art reflect her sensibilities and emotions. These feelings are often uncertain and intimidated by the challenges the future may bring, but ultimately inspired and hopeful.