Born Gifu, Japan, 1987 Lives and works in Melbourne I Naarm
Informed by the passage of time, Haruka Sawa’s expressive paintings undulate with glimpses of moments past, present and future. Featuring scenes from her world, such as domestic life, interiors and the landscape, she brings a unique perspective to the everyday.
Loosely made textured brushstrokes are paired with a palette of warm and cool tones, giving a hazy air to paintings that are at once enigmatic and familiar. Revealing an understanding of mortality and the fragility of life, Haruka’s paintings conjure both distant memories and yet to be conceived possibilities. In some works frenzied marks convey a swirl of energy, whereas in others dripping paint evoke fading recollections.
Exhibiting for over a decade in solo and group shows, Haruka is a graduate of Griffith College of Art. She has undertaken residencies and had her work published in magazines, including Art Edit and Art Maze. Her work is held private and public collections, including Clayton Utz and Griffith University.