ARTISTS | Junko Go
In a quest to find universal values, Junko Go’s paintings are not tied to a particular art movement. Instead, they possess a unique aesthetic encompassing elements of painting, drawing and storytelling that combine her Japanese heritage with the Australian vernacular. An interest in dualism results in works that are simultaneously abstract and figurative, simple and complex.
Go’s paintings provide the opportunity to meander, search, rest, analyse; what at first glance appears a simple motif becomes a multifaceted story, woven over time by layers of paint and intertwining imagery.
Born near Kyoto in Japan, Go left Japan for New York, where she studied art for three years, and came to Australia in 1992 where she continued her studies at the University of Tasmania. She is based in Launceston.
2017, me and my beautiful ugly cakes
2015, unstill life
2013, one + one
2012, Another Kind of Fable
according to conventional belief by junko go
cakes take time to bake by junko go
half full + half empty by junko go$5,500.00
hope is like steam by junko go
Icing and a cherry on top by junko go
sometimes we have accidents by junko go
sugar was once sold as white and pure by junko go
why do we sometimes feel the need to break away by junko go