Etching, White ground, Aquatint
12 x 9 inches
In Sonomi Kobayashi’s printmaking work, she mixes traditional and contemporary techniques to create new abstract and symbolic work.
She strives to express the relationships between humanity, nature, earth and the universe. More personally, creating artwork for her is meditation and a reflection of herself in a moment in time. Viewers often find universality in her work, which depict shapes and symbols found in nature. The use of round and circular forms represent the cycle of life and their common occurrence in the universe.
Sonomi Kobayashi is a Bushwick based artist, was born and grew up in Japan, exhibits frequently in the United States, Japan, and Europe. She received Will Barnet Grant in Printmaking in 2013, and her prints were purchased and became a permanent collection of Yuko Nii Foundation of Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY in 2014.