Lochan is a sensitive landscapist. She has
adapted a traditional Japanese genre to suit her
contemporary needs of expression. Her encounters
with the overwhelming beauties of nature are
absorbed, mulled over and then turned into
stylised rendering of natural scenes invests her
painting with a meditative quality. Even the use
of gold in her works, instead of signalling a
kitschy excess, evokes a mood of grave dignity.
She makes ingenious use of gold-bordered and
subtly textured Japanese Shikishi paper to
create her poetic landscapes.
viewers familiar with Santiniketan artists would
find stylistic resemblances in Yuriko’s works.
Although far removed in time and space, the
Japanese calligraphic brushwork that inspired
the Santiniketan masters has also been a source
of inspiration in Yuriko’s style.
freely flowing brushwork in the calligraphic
drawings shows a supple strength. Yuriko
achieves intriguing results in her
representations of Indian deities. She brings to
their traditional iconography the liveliness and
plasticity achieved through the controlled
movement of the brush and the way she allows the
ink to flow from its tip.
concerns are primarily manifest in Yuriko’s
works. But she uses the materiality of paper and
her medium to good effect. Although her work in
traditional in temperament, she adds a note of
contemporaneity in the way she introduces subtle
dissonances in forms.