LY smiling standing in front of a greyscale painting

LY

Droll, greyscale cityscapes roamed by imagined character LUV.

“My creatures are my dear darlings. I consider each of them as an individual.”
LY

LY depicts the streets of Tokyo through the prism of her imagination. The artists’ musings on modern life are told in a neo-pop, Superflat style with a palette of solely black, white and grey. The protagonist of her practice - an imagined amorphous character called LUV - appears across painting, drawing and sculpture in urban landscapes and forests made from hard-edged planes of colour. Personal a...

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Bio

LY was born in in 1981 in Tokyo, Japan, where she continues to live and work.

Did you know?

While strictly monochrome, each work can include as many as 30 individually-mixed shades of grey - carefully composed as a series of sharp-edged solids.

Career

Bringing LUV to the masses, the artist's paintings have also been realised as public murals in Japan, France, Thailand, Malaysia and the US.

Collaborations with LY

Avant Arte and LY have one upcoming collaboration.