Junko O'Neill's work incorporates the Japanese space/time concept of Ma, in which space is considered to be fundamentally void and is recognised in relation to time-flow. Aside from the concept of ‘Ma’, O’Neill also sources ideas for her figurative paintings from her imagination and Japanese literature such as Haruki Murakami’s novels. She finds these novels and her work share the same sense of time passing within the space. A thought provoking and comprehensive body of work comprises of figurative and abstract paintings as well as 3D pieces.
Her work is shown at Debut Contemporary Gallery, Notting Hill.
The exhibition presents paintings by six emerging artists, whose superficially disparate body of work is presented to allow for coherent inteaction and response to the them of space and a dialogue of unexpected connection.
Solo show (title tba) 17-22 November 2014
The Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RT
For further information visit: www.junkooneill.com
Junko O’Neill gained her MA and BA from Winchester School of Art, where she was given the Stephen Heffer Memorial Award in 2008. Born in Tokyo, she draws her inspiration from the Japanese spatial and temporal concept of 'Ma', with space considered to be fundamentally void. She was shortlisted for the Celeste Prize 2011 and Kudos International 2013. Her work 'The Intervals' that she created for Winchester Cathedral as a part of Winchester’s biennial art festival, 10 Days, in 2013, was displayed for an extended period at the cathedral's special request. After her successful solo show in 2013, her second solo show is scheduled for November 2014 at the Coningsby Gallery in central London. She now lives in Winchester and a resident artist of the Sorting Office studios in Eastleigh, Hampshire.