Yuria Okamura

Posted by Fabio 8 March 2018

Yuria Okamura’s drawing practice brings together and reinterprets various idealities from across cultures and histories in the hope of restoring a sense of wonder into our worldview. She maps and reconfigures geometric patterns and symbols that reference esoteric symbolism, occult diagrams, religious architecture and decoration, and the history of abstract painting. In this way, Yuria examines geometry’s universal qualities and utopian implications: ideals concerned with order, balance, and harmony. By using architecture and gardens as a visual metaphor to unify diverse geometric forms, she explores abstract drawings’ potential to operate as open-ended contemplative spaces for reimagining metaphysical possibilities.