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Artist : Naoko Yamane

Illustrator /graphic designer

based in Berlin

She often depicts female figures who look sentimental and emotive with a bit of whimsy, combining with her imagination and dairy situation and conversation that she encounters.


Canvas, acrylic paint

As one of the fundamental aspects of human life, time is always with us. It passes by without any control, and we are not able to go against it either forward or backward. Yet, we often tend to have our expectations toward somethings in the future which you cannot predict, and we attempt to feel about the past as if we had our heart behind. Holding on to something that is not visually existing but emotionally, is what makes us feel disconnected from ourselves afterward. In order to give a remind toward all these sensations, I created “Mellow Room,” where a girl with a neutral expression and subtle still life communicate us to live mindfully as who we are, having no unnecessary intentions behind. They appear to be more familiar with a dairy situation with absurd ambiance, showing that nothing else is perfectly happening in our own lives. They also transmit a message, that we can take our time as we want to, like staring at flowers in a room as if there are two existences of you and flower in a timeless space.

Real plants fade and decay, and digitally printed photos of plants also change the color of the ink little by little over time.

These changing plants were deposited in three shapes that image tenderness, balance and discipline.


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