Sakurako Matsushima. CV
Sakurako Matsushima makes elegant wavy shapes embellished with urushi lacquer, gold dusts and mother of pearl. Her artworks recall the XVII century Rinpa style of Japanese tradition, characterized by bright-colored paintings, and the massive use of gold leaf, as the famous panels painted by Ogata Korin.
The artist learnt how to use the lacquer during many travels that she made when she was 20 years old. Specifically she has travelled in China and other Asian countries, where she learnt ancient locals traditions about lacquer.
Public collections: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Hiroshima Cuty University Art Museum.