Sonia G Caballero was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1976. Her first contact with painting was in her infancy at the age of seven.
In 1986 she moved to live in Seville for family reasons.
In 1997 She traveled to Japan for the first time and in 1998 she finished my studies in Advertising, Marketing and Art Direction and she moved to Japan to live there.
In 2005 she finished studies in Interior Decoration.
During her trip to Kyoto in 2000 for first time, her artistic vocation began to take shape.
Her works are directly influences by Japanese art, being soaked up in the different traditional techniques of the country, and at the same time developing these cultural techniques .
Her works bear a seal, both personal and universal, with a clear influence of Japanese art and culture, combining visual techniques of Eastern and Western oil painting.
In doing so, she has managed to develop a very original and quite distinctive style, both in painting and Japanese Traditional Lacquer decoration, resulting in its own technique, the “Kourinhaku-oil” and “ Neo-naturalism“ style.
She has developed a genuine pictorial language, gathering in her works rare elements. Her compositions include bright colors combined with precious metals like GOLD, PLATINUM, SILVER, COPPER … revealing a strong influence of Japanese Artists like Ogata Korin, Hokusai, Zeshin and European Artists like Klimt being featured among others.
In her portraits she seeks perfection with photographic image processing. Therefore the most important features are their high concentration of naturalism together with the details.
Teaching experience in art class in Montessori Schools in Japan with children from 3 to 12 years old.”Give children tools and freedom to develop their talent and creativity.”
Since 2017, she has started working in a new project Art & Jewelry with Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold and Diamonds.
Since 2018 she is working in Coral sculptures with PLATINUM and DIAMONDS in combination with Oil Colors.
She is in continuous Innovation, Creation of New Works and taking New Projects.
With more than 20 years living in Japan and learning in a self-taught way the delicate Japanese art.
A consolidated artist in Japan, with eight collections, all very different. She has exhibited five times in one of the most recognized galleries in Japan, such as the Bunkamura Gallery in Tokyo. Its fifth exhibition, in September 2019 as a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the renowned gallery with an influx of more than 4,000 people in a week.
In 2019, he delivered to the Government of the United Arab Emirates his work “The Year of Tolerance”, a work that currently remains in that country.
“I love creating alternative worlds from my dreams”.
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A book that brings children closer not only to art but also to a philosophy of Japanese life and thought that will help to model the child's personality in terms of respect ,in accordance with the current environmental situation.
侘寂と美術 “When I go out of this fishing village at sunset on an autumn day, I don’t see open flowers nor coloured Maples unfolding their leaves.” This poetically defines the “tea master” Fujiwara Sadaiye (1162-1241). The artistic element that is part of the reality of SABI. According to the Zen master, D. T. Suzuki,
…develop our talent to fulfill our purpose… According to Japanese culture, we all have an IKIGAI. But to find it, a deep and often prolonged self-search is necessary. Finding the IKIGAI brings satisfaction and meaning to our lives. It is “the purpose of life” or “the meaning of life”. Its graphic representation is similar to
墨絵 A STYLE OF JAPANESE PAINTING THAT INVITES RELAXATION Originally, this started out as a monochrome drawing technique. Buddhist monks introduced it from China during the fourteenth century, but it belongs to the Japanese school of painting. The Sumi-e mainly represents landscapes and natural shapes. Sesshū, Shubun, Eitoku or Tohaku are all artists and creators
A WALK THROUGH JAPANESE ART 日本の美術 From the hand of Sonia G Caballero children’s art projects, taught at school Montessori in Japan. A book that brings children closer not only to art but also to a philosophy of Japanese life and thought that will help to model the child’s personality in terms of respect ,in accordance
In collaboration with the prestigious jeweler Ernest Oriol, it significantly improves compared to previous collections. The artist born in Madrid was eager to continue evolving in her role as a jewelry designer. And I was very clear that the quality of the final products had to take a step forward, therefore Ernest Oriol as the best
The Spanish artist is an accomplished specialist in Japanese painting techniques and the Rinpa style is one of her favourite ones. The Rinpa style developed in the city of Kyoto and reached Edo (today it is known asTokyo, Japan’s capital) where, in addition to the local tastes, a new style came into being with Sakai