HARUKO KUCHIIKE (Painter)
English | Japanese
Haruko Kuchiike is a wall painting artist, born in Osaka in 1980. She has loved to draw and make handicrafts since childhood. She studied metal work at Takaoka National College but she had more desire for drawing. She moved to Tokyo after her graduation to work for a company which runs guest houses for foreigners. Their guest houses feature artworks. Kuchiike started her carrier as a wall painting artist from that time. Her use of colorful and bold painting breathes new life into shabby old buildings and walls. She presents a powerful and joyful impression when she draws, completing her work in one stroke. As an independent artist, Kuchiike has not limited herself only to wall painting, but she has expanded into making bags and a variety of collage types. She loves the beauty and colors that emerges by chance or happenstance. Her creations provide energy and sense of peace to viewers. This is what makes Kuchiike who she is.