Yoco adheres to the ancient Japanese Sumi-e painting principles of the beauty of simplicity.
Yoco Nagamiya studied fashion Illustration at the renowned Masa Mode Academy of Art in Japan. Her beautiful, delicate and graceful works have been commissioned by an international array of magazines, fashion advertising and editorials. Over the 8 years Yoco has been creating her art, she has built up a client list of some of the worlds most recognised fashion brands.
At the heart of her work, Yoco adheres to the ancient Japanese Sumi-e painting principles of the beauty of simplicity. With ink and watercolour she executes as few strokes as possible to describe the subject. Her light and expressive brushwork glides across the page, recreating the human form with an inherent elegance. Scenes are similarly set, with just a few skilful touches, a cityscape, landscape or room is created, leaving precious space for the possibilities of the mind to wander in. Yoco’s fluid presence of hand and acute perception capture the essence of femininity with true grace.
Hiroki Kushino 2013
Anna Molinari MILAN FASHION WEEK 2012
Blumarine MILAN FASHION WEEK 2012
Shiseido Tokyo Fashion week 2012
KINO Tokyo Fashion Week 2012
Yuma Koshino Tokyo Fashion week 2012
Noriko Fukushima Tokyo Fashion week 2012
Press Event / Marks & Spencers, London 2011
En Plein Air, 2012, Gallery Osaka
Fashion/Art, Trafalgar Hotel, London 2012
Calme, Rocket Gallery, Tokyo 2011
Van Cleef & Arpels
Harpers Bazaar USA
Discover & Deliver
Marks & Spencers
Fenwick Departement Stores