Building on the utopian language of geometry, Yuria's practice explores abstract drawing's potential to construct a holistic and expansive worldview. The geometric forms that appear in her work derive from visual elements seen in various systems of knowledge and belief across cultures including scientific illustration, esoteric symbolism, religious architecture and decoration, and also reference the history of abstract painting. Conflating these through deploying cartography, architecture, and gardens as unifying visual metaphors and motifs, her drawings seek to operate as connective and open-ended contemplative spaces. In this way, Yuria invites viewers to harmoniously integrate diverse translations of the world around us.
All images courtesy of Yuria Okamura