ARTIST STATEMENT: Yuki Sakaguchi is a painter, illustrator, graphic designer, actress and Reiki practitioner specializing in spiritual aesthetics. Yuki was born in Wakayama, Japan, and in 2012, she moved to New York to rediscover her life abandoning her twenty year career as an actress and ten year career as a graphic designer.
On November 2012, Yuki stopped by the Art Students League of New York and felt an unexplainable connection to the school. Two months later, she got into the school and started to learn painting from Ronnie Landfield. At the end of 2013, Yuki remembered a book that she bought in Japan and had not read yet. After opening the book “The Art Spirit by Robert Henri”, she was astonished because it said, “This is a letter for the students of Art Students League”. Yuki believes the book brought her to the school.
When Yuki paints, she lets go of her thoughts, as her mind escapes from reality. Out of nowhere, a burst of energy possesses her entire being helping her create her work. For Yuki, painting is always unpredictable, as she purposely works in a non-objective manner to reach something brilliant. During this journey, her objective is to always have a conversation with God.