Yuki Aruga

Posted by Fabio 26 April 2018

Fuelled by her passion for nature, draftsmanship and traditional artistic techniques, Wales-based artist Yuki Aruga has studied and assisted taxidermists, florists and painters whose practices and methods are rooted in tradition.

Drawing on personal experiences and her mixed Japanese-British heritage, Yuki’s works are a manifestation of her ongoing investigation into how we understand, perceive and preserve time. Featuring exquisite, meticulously observed and executed flowers and other natural subjects, they are inspired by European still life paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries – works associated with the concept of the Sublime – as well as traditional Japanese aesthetic norms.