Contemporary Japanese artist Kiyo Hasegawa (Tokyo, 1984) graduated from Tama Art University in 2011 and has held several solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Kyoto, Helsinki, and London. She has also participated in group exhibitions and art fairs nationally and internationally, such as TEFAF Maastricht 2020 and Masterpiece London 2019.
Kiyo Hasegawa represents the landscape of her mind through her abstract depictions. She is fascinated with the unique wet atmosphere often seen and felt in Japanese landscape. Just as Japanese people are adept at adjusting to suit a social situation, Kiyo believes that they also intuitively understand and sensitively interact with nature. Her approach is to depict the landscape not as it naturally occurs, but as it exists in people’s inner spirit. Through this approach, she connects the internal and the literal landscape in her painting, drawing the viewer within.