Japanese-born artist Chie Yoshii, currently based-in Los Angeles, explores the fascinating world of mythology in her painting series depicting exquisite women in romantic scenes, bursting with rich, bright colors. Her artwork goes beyond the mythical beauty and grace — exploring into human psyche as inspired by famous 20th century psychologist, Carl Jung. In her 2014 solo exhibition at Roq La Rue, Yoshii titled her series as “In the Darkness of Mere Being” taken from a quote by Carl Jung: “Human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”
Japanese by birth, Chie Yoshii moved to the US, where she completed BFA at Massachusetts College of Art in 2000 and studied with Adrian Gottlieb from 2002 to 2008. Much of her work is inspired by the analogy between mythological tales and the human psychology. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
All images courtesy Chie Yoshii, and are published with permission.