California-based Japanese-American artist Satsuki Shibuya uses watercolors to create gentle, minimal prints. The abstract watercolors bleed together to create subtle imagery that, at times, can make you feel like you’re looking at Rorschach test to determine how peaceful you are. I wasn’t surprised to learn that she takes visual inspiration from the Japanese faux-Finnish brand Mina Perhonen, but I was surprised that she counts Shigeru Ban and Rei Kawakubo as favorite artists.
Shibuya is a self-described painter, artist and spiritual thinker. Her work explores “the realms of the unknown to bridge the gaps between the traditionally tangible and the unseen.” And when she’s not painting you can probably find her power-pinning on pinterest.