Wakaru, the illustrated positivism that comes from Japan

A Japanese proverb says that “spending time laughing is like spending time with the gods”. And this is also the summary of the work of the Japanese artist Wakaru, who launches a message of optimism and color with this exhibition at Gunter Gallery. Illustrated positivism is the term that best defines the work of this creator who walks through a type of figuration of naive aesthetics but powerful in the handling of color and the costumbrism of her scenes. Her pictorial style is based on simple lines and “smiling faces”, according to the artist herself.

In recent years Wakaru has crossed the barrier of contemporary art, exhibiting in galleries such as Akrilyc or The Waluso Gallery in London (United Kingdom) or Tokyo Pixel in Japan.

"No road is too long in the company of a friend"

Japanese proverb

"There are two types of people: those who are able to open their hearts to others and those who are not. You are among the first."

Haruki Murakami, writer

"I'm very interested in having a Martian friend, but interest isn't always associated with trust. More talk is needed to turn interest into trust."

Kobo Abe, 1967