Chinatsu Seya’s large-scale, life-size portraits in Sumi ink reflect her ongoing rigorous quest for representing psychology, subconsciousness mind, and characteristics through every subtle external traits and detail of her subject. Strictly monochrome and handdrawn over many weeks and months, Seya’s works offer a vivid sense of a real persons presence. Each consecutive elements of her subject often recedes into simple lines and forms, and her hyperrealistic figures move beyond the artist’s imaginary world.
She exhibited at Blank Space Gallery in New York City, and her drawing has appeared in New York Times Magazine, and architectural book “Design Brooklyn” in 2014. She received her BFA from Joshibi College of Art and Design in Tokyo, Japan. Seya lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.