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Mika Yokobori
updated: 09/23/2008
website: www.mikayokobori.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Out of my Grasp
Collaborative Strategy
Foreign City
Virtual Micro-management
Message Transmission
Never Ending Story
Multitasking Platform
T-Junction Mazes
Ancient Magic
Behavior Consultant
Aggregation
Line Dancing Legs
Sewage Recycling System
Sharing Energy
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, abstract, autobiographical, nature, fantasy, surreal, organic
 
 
Out of my Grasp by Mika Yokobori
Out of my Grasp
Pencil on Paper
2008
25" x  37" 
Collaborative Strategy by Mika Yokobori
Collaborative Strategy
Pencil on Paper
2008
25" x  35" 
Foreign City by Mika Yokobori
Foreign City
Pencil on Paper
2008
23" x  18" 
Virtual Micro-management by Mika Yokobori
Virtual Micro-management
Pencil on Paper
2008
14" x  18" 
Message Transmission by Mika Yokobori
Message Transmission
Pencil on Paper
2007-8
28" x  45" 
Never Ending Story by Mika Yokobori
Never Ending Story
Pencil on Paper
2007
38" x  24" 
Multitasking Platform by Mika Yokobori
Multitasking Platform
Pencil on Paper
2007
18" x  11" 
T-Junction Mazes by Mika Yokobori
T-Junction Mazes
Pencil on Paper
2006
18" x  11" 
Ancient Magic by Mika Yokobori
Ancient Magic
Pencil on Paper
2004
14" x  17" 
Behavior Consultant by Mika Yokobori
Behavior Consultant
Pencil on Paper
2005
11" x  14" 
Aggregation by Mika Yokobori
Aggregation
Pencil on Paper
2005
7" x  11" 
Line Dancing Legs by Mika Yokobori
Line Dancing Legs
Pencil on Paper
2004
14" x  17" 
Sewage Recycling System by Mika Yokobori
Sewage Recycling System
Pencil on Paper
2004
14" x  17" 
Sharing Energy by Mika Yokobori
Sharing Energy
Pencil on Paper
2004
14" x  17" 

Artist Statement
I am intrigued by how individuals coexist together, and my art is an attempt to investigate, through abstraction, visualizations of chaotic, complex social phenomena.

These social phenomena don't arise from just individuals, but from groups of individuals. Accumulations of groups cause complex systems and structures.  Individuals can move freely from one group to another in flux - shifting, separating, joining, adapting, or moving in harmony, belonging to many groups simultaneously with multiple social identities.  It becomes impossible to map out exactly. In our society, individual uniqueness is much more valued, yet we’re not so different from how insects or plants exist as a cooperate group to survive. After all, we are social beings.

In the process of streaming ideas and imagination onto canvas or paper, I become an observer and a single component of my own social environment. I choose to use biomorphic images as a metaphor for social hierarchy, as well as human cells, body parts, or organs as for an individual or a collective functionality within an organism or culture. The dynamic flow, merging forms, and tangled patterns are the evidence of our constant growth and survival, what I try to document in my art.

Artist Bio / CV
Mika Yokobori was born in Japan. She currently resides in Brooklyn,  
NY.  She earned her BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA at SUNY-Purchase. She’s been exhibiting her work in the tri-state area as well as Japan.
 
Her work is about coexistence between all living things. Her use of biomorphic images such as plants or human organs is a metaphor for social hierarchy, as well as a collective functionality within an organism or culture. The dynamic flow, merging forms, and tangled patterns are the evidence of our constant growth and struggle for survival.