Yu is available for employment and collaboration
Yu Nishikawa, is an Japanese artist,works in Mixed-Media, collaging drawing, painting, printmaking, papermaking, bookmaking, performance and instillations. Frustration, sadness and nostalgia often recall her memories and force her hand to reduce her fear and produce emotional imaginary landscapes of creativity. In the process,she connects space and place in order to capture unforgettable moments and matters of her life such as; people, society, culture, language, music and the body. Yu's most recent performance installation titled 342911 is actively involved in an anti-nuclear movement related to the 2011 earthquake off the coast of Tōhoku Japan. Her influences are first and foremost my consciousness, both physically and conceptually. She has been always appreciated certain art movements, particularly predicated on an international community of artists such as; the Vienna Secession and Fluxes Movement. Their conceptuality, which was strongly related to immediacy, makes her question about the presence of any given moment. Her visual art works are a documentation of expression including musical ideas and happenings. The day Yu failed to be a musician, her first summer from Tokyo to St. Louis in 2006, she felt the end of the world. No language to commutate with. No friends to call. No replacement for music.She was too frustrated to write a letter to cared ones. She lost my way and found art as a new weapon to express herself. Since then, she no longer worry about creative paths. Yu simply lives artistically now.