Shifting Shapes, Forming Spaces
Yuria Okamura’s abstract drawing practice brings together and reinterprets various idealities from across cultures and histories. Through mapping, reconfiguring and connecting diverse geometric patterns and symbols that reference esoteric symbolism, occult diagrams, religious architecture and decoration, and the history of abstract painting, Okamura examines geometry’s universal qualities and utopian implications: ideals concerned with order, balance, and harmony. Inspired by her recent study of Islamic architecture in Morocco, this exhibition deploys architectural space as a unifying visual metaphor and motif. As such, Shifting Shapes, Forming Spaces explores geometric drawings’ potential to operate as open-ended contemplative spaces for reimagining utopian visions.
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.