Hideyuki Sobue, who lives and works in the Lake District, UK, graduated from Osaka University of Arts, Japan (awarded scholarship). His art practice is focused on painting and drawing, exploring how to derive the maximum technical and conceptual potential from those practices.
Over the past decade Sobue has developed his original new brush hatching technique, using Japanese sumi ink and acrylic, which was inspired by the concept of disegno established in the Florentine Renaissance, combined with the ongoing study of neurology on a variety of themes. His aim is to create a platform bridging East and West, and our heritage and contemporary understanding, by means of drawing and painting through delving into the core meaning of human act of seeing. Sobue was elected as a member of the Lake Artists Society in 2008, and served as a council member of the society recently. His work has been selected for major national exhibitions such as the Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh), the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (Birmingham), ING Discerning Eye Exhibition (London) and National Open Art Competition (Chichester); and shown at important art fairs such as the 20/21 International Art Fair and the Bloomsbury Art Fair.
Previous solo exhibitions include, “the way I see” supported by Arts Council England (awarded Grants for the arts), as a touring exhibition at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal and at Japan House Gallery in Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London (2013); “country life” at Wendy J. Levy, Manchester (2010); “fragile” at Pinfold, Bowness (2008); “natural poetry” at Rydal Mount, Ambleside (2005) and “siesta” at Mix, Tokyo (1989). Next project “I wandered…” in celebration for the 200th anniversary of the final publication of William Wordsworth’s poem “Daffodils” is scheduled at Rydal Mount in April 2015.
Next group exhibition:
Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition:
The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
29/11/2014 – 20/1/2015
Lake Artists Society Winter Exhibition:
29/11/2014 – 1/2/2015