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The Vibrant Flower Filled Paintings of Fuco Ueda

Starting March 29, visit Thinkspace gallery in Los Angeles to see new and recent paintings by Japanese artist Fuco Ueda. Known for her surreal paintings of girls surrounded by hyper-colored flora and fauna, her works are at once shocking and serene. There's always a deliberate juxtaposition happening in her paintings – sweet yet disturbing, calm yet chaotic. As the gallery states, “Beauty lives and thrives in Ueda's surreal universe – a place of unlikely kinships and unsettling recesses – as the artist forges a precarious harmony between light and dark, loneliness and friendship, emptiness and largess.”

This is the artist's first solo exhibition at Thinkspace. You'll see a lot of uses of chrysanthemums in her works – which, in Japanese culture, is known as a symbol of many things including endurance and integrity as well as lamentation and grief. (Also, love her underwater, bubble-filled paintings, as well.)

Thinkspace gallery website

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