Izumi Kogahara is a Japanese painter, born in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture, Japan in 1979. In 2000 she received her artistic diploma from the University with full marks.

Artist statement

I would like to describe the original and complex inner mind of human beings with my “words” (the way of presentation) feeling the energy from them.

Either they are objectively or abstractly, I keep describing them with the same conviction.

I believe that the energy of the human being is generated not only by the instinct to live, but also by the feeling generated by communicating with others.

Even if some negative elements such as anguish or despair have emerged from my works, I would not let them end with this.

I would like to express from all my pieces that in human beings there is a silent but strong energy to take a step forward.