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Yuka Masuko(マスコユカ)


ロンドンでの幼少期から「楽園はどこにあるのだろう」と考えていて、それはthird culture kidである私のアイデンティティと強く結びついているのかもしれません。その頃の私の宝物は、日本の民話集百冊のコレクションであり、それが私の感性を育んでくれました。七歳の頃から、自分の描いた絵を路上に貼りつけたり、祖母のピアノ教室の一角で小さなお絵かき教室を開いたりと、絵を共有したいという情熱を持っていました。作品においては、詩/あるいは(きわめて)私的なことばや色、シンプルな幾何学からなるカタチで、まるでルーツを持たず空気にふくまれる僅かな水を吸って風に吹かれるチランジアみたいに、とらえどころのない心象を描写したいと思っています。

Yuka Masuko

born in 1991, living currently in Strasbourg, France.

An Illustrator and trilingual comic artist.


Since my childhood in London, I have been wondering where the Eden is. That might have a strong connection with my identity as a third culture kid. Back then, I had as a treasure, a collection of one hundred Japanese folk tale books, which nurtured my sensitivity. At the age of seven I had a passion for sharing my works which made me stick pictures on the street and host a small drawing workshop at the corner of my grandmother’s piano school. My work is an assemblage of poetic or personal texts, geometrical visual language of simplicity and symbolic use of colours. It expresses shapeless mind landscape, which can also associate as a Tillandsia, the plant without roots, living only from slight water in the air and voyaging where the breeze goes.

Yuka in our eyes

I met her in my studio in Berlin and I think of her as my sister. She calls me every time she comes to Berlin and we hang out , which makes me very happy... Her activities as a comic artist always inspires me. I'm so glad to have met her!  by Mizuki

She spreaded my world while we met at the age of 12. I was inspired by her atitude to art. She is earnest and hardworking.  by Midori

She is a charge commander who makes me feel comfortable, as if we had known each other before we met. Whenever I was stuck, she would show me a new world, saying, "Here is a view like this.” Her theme color is blue and red.  by Ayaka

PUKAPUKAの船長 経営者のように決断力と行動力があり、知識を携えて好奇心で先を切り開いて行ける人 失敗してもただでは起き上がらないし立ち止まらないバイタリティを感じ、底がしれないなあと思う 
PUKA PUKA captain. A person who has determination and action like a manager and can open up with curiosity with knowledge. She takes advantage of every situation and I feel a strong immeasurable vitality from her..  by Natsue

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