In Japanese artist Yoskay Yamamoto's new series of work, Familiar Strangers, there is an emphasis on the search for one's true identity. The artist states, "I feel that I am always trying to fit in with others instead of finding or creating an environment that will naturally accept me as who I am. With the attempt and effort to fit in, I feel that we lose a sense of ourselves and become a familiar stranger within our own body." Flowers, the seasons and elements figure strongly in this body of paintings, along with Yamamoto's usual focus on ethereal young women.
Artist: Yoskay Yamamoto