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Artist Spotlight: Yuko Ike

Yuko Ike is a visual artist based in Darien, CT, she have been a member of Stamford Art Association since 2010.

Her style could be described as Minimal/Abstracted, her mediums of preference at the moment are Ink, acrylic and watercolor.

Yuko have always loved to draw and have been doing so ever since she can remember.  Born and raised in Japan, she is naturally drawn to Japanese aesthetics, most notably asymmetry and minimalism.  Yuko describes that she finds her inspiration on everyday things; ordinary street corner, hidden alleys, markings on the walls – things and scenes that are often overlooked.

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Yuko Ike, Woman with Headcover, Ink on paper

“My first experience creating my ink work was extremely liberating and satisfying.  My sense for the calligraphy and drawing came together so naturally I was completely hooked.” Said Yuko.


We asked Yuko to describe her creative process, from the beginning of a typical piece to its completion

“My ink drawings are always done from life.  I decide as I draw how my markings should look like. Later I might add watercolor to my ink drawings depending on the piece.

As for my acrylic paintings, I do sketches and then using those sketches I start to paint my piece.

I work on them until I think I’ve worked out all of the problems.”

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Yuko Ike, Mother’s Day, Ink and watercolor on paper

Yuko have exhibited her work at Stamford Art Association, Rowayton Arts Center, Loft Artists Association, Darien Art Center, Ferguson Library, The Carriage Barn Arts Center and Silvermine School Art.  And currently her work is at the Atria Stamford in a show titled “Celebrating the Local Artists”.


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Yuko Ike, M’s View, acrylic on canvas

You can visit her website to view more of her work