B&W Drawings by Fuco Ueda

April 18, 2014
  By now you should be no stranger to the wonderful works of Japanese artist Fuco Ueda, so we thought we'd showcase her lovely monochrome pencil and acrylic works. These elegantly restrained drawings conjure a universe that is all at once melancholy, contemplative and uncanny. Ueda is renowned for her surreal narrative paintings of slight girls surrounded by all manner of lush hyper-colored flora and fauna. The artist’s work conveys a feeling of ambivalent rapture, as her dreamy subjects are suspended in varying states of silent revelation and resignation; quiet witnesses to recondite mysteries. Drawing from the coexistence of oppositions, the sickly sweetness of Ueda’s imagery is often offset by the inclusion of disturbing or unexpected juxtapositions.