spoon & tamago
Ooze Print by Akane Ogura
We collaborated with Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Akane Ogura, who captures fleeting and ethereal moments inspired by nature and femininity.
Her work explores the bittersweetness of life, nature's fragility, and strength as proof of existence. Free, energetic, expressive brushstrokes with dribbled inks in the bold black Sumi ink express the desire to live.
Originally from Ibaraki, Japan, Akane Ogura currently lives and works in New York City. She received her BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Her work combines traditional Japanese Sumi ink drawing with Western Impressionism. Both techniques were, with few exceptions, always heralded by male artists. As a woman, she uses her agency and these traditions to highlight the feminine and embrace emotions, fantasies, and dreams. Her paintings have been exhibited in group exhibitions throughout the US and internationally.