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Kanako Muraguchi
updated: 02/16/2011
website: http://www.coroflot.com/hydrangea217
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Kimono
Giraffe
Japan Trip I
Korea Trip I
Korea Trip II
Japan Trip II
Orlando
Spring Break2008
Seahorse
Crabbing
Insects
Humming Bird
Yuhuin Summer Trip
Honeymoon I
Japanese Wedding
 
Portfolio Keywords:  illustration, collage, pattern, obsessive, narrative, memory, biomorphic, nature
 
 
Kimono  by Kanako Muraguchi
Kimono
Watercolor, color pencils, gouache, cut paper
October 2007
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Giraffe by Kanako Muraguchi
Giraffe
watercolor, photoshop
January 2009
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Japan Trip I by Kanako Muraguchi
Japan Trip I
Watercolor, color pencils, gouache, Photoshop
March 2008
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Korea Trip I by Kanako Muraguchi
Korea Trip I
Watercolor, color pencils, gouache, Photoshop
March 2008
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Korea Trip II by Kanako Muraguchi
Korea Trip II
Watercolor, color pencils, gouache, Photoshop
March 2008
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Japan Trip II by Kanako Muraguchi
Japan Trip II
Watercolor, color pencils, gouache, Photoshop
March 2008
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Orlando by Kanako Muraguchi
Orlando
Watercolor, color pencils, gouache, Photoshop
June 2008
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Spring Break2008 by Kanako Muraguchi
Spring Break2008
Watercolor, color pencils, gouache, Photoshop
June 2008
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Seahorse by Kanako Muraguchi
Seahorse
cut paper, watercolor
September 2007
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Crabbing by Kanako Muraguchi
Crabbing
cut paper, Ink, watercolor
October 2007
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Insects by Kanako Muraguchi
Insects
cut paper, Ink
October 2007
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Humming Bird by Kanako Muraguchi
Humming Bird
watercolor, photoshop
January 2009
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Yuhuin Summer Trip by Kanako Muraguchi
Yuhuin Summer Trip
watercolor, gouache, watercolor pencil
July 25 2009
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Honeymoon I by Kanako Muraguchi
Honeymoon I
watercolor, gouache, color pencil
2/15/2011
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Japanese Wedding by Kanako Muraguchi
Japanese Wedding
watercolor, gouache, color pencil
1/5/2011
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Artist Statement
Kanako Muraguchi  Artist’s StatementMy work focuses on watercolor painting inspired by everyday elements of my life. I draw pattern from trivial things that people tend to overlook. Working with the decorative process, I manipulate colors and shape with an alternation to minor detail. The Japanese lunchbox which has harmony and order in the complexity of limited space is an influence for my imagery. As a variety of food is neatly packed in the compartments of these lunchboxes, the mixture of abstract and representational motifs full of vivid and eclectic colors are interpreted through my works. I depict the density of the minutia of everyday subjects in my paintings. I would like the viewer to spend some time to discover shapes and forms that are familiar to them. Even though the paintings are about daily scenes from my experience, the images of my paintings can be tied to the viewer’s own experience.The contrast of opaque and transparent effects which are created by the combination of watercolor and other media gives depth to the decorative surface. With my medium of choice, watercolor, I have more control in drawing details and am able to paint directly on paper intuitively. I edit the motifs of the painting through the computer design process and illustrate a narrative composition with these elements. I enjoy the process of looking back to my daily experiences and portraying this experience as something more impressive.

Artist Bio / CV

Biography

 

Kanako Muraguchi is a Japanese textile designer who creates detailed pattern with a colorful palette and utilizes digital fabric printing processes to transform her painting to patterned fabric. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art at Randolph Macon Woman’s College in 2006 and is now studying in the fibers MFA graduate program at Savannah College of Art and Design. Through her skill with watercolor and other media, her work displays a playfulness in the transparency of her biomorphic imagery. Recently she has been working on a series of miniature watercolor paintings which are inspired by her unique perspective on daily life, interpreted digitally into printed collages on fabric.