Artist, designer, creator and entrepreneur, she was born in Madrid in 1976. Her first contact with painting was in her childhood at the age of seven, in private lessons on the recommendation of one of her teachers. In addition, her grandfather often took her to the Prado Museum and other museums in Madrid, which awakened in her a great interest in the world of art since her childhood.
In 1997 she traveled to Japan for the first time and the Japanese culture had a great impact on her. In 1998 she finished her studies in Advertising, Marketing and Art Direction and moved to Japan to live there, captivated by the contrast between the ancient and the modern, the ancestral with its temples, kimonos and nature, preserving the most sacred of its culture in contrast to the most luxurious and impressive buildings of its cities like Tokyo.
After her first visit to Kyoto in 2000, her artistic vocation began to take shape.
Undoubtedly, her works are directly influenced by Japanese art. Her life in Japan allowed her immersion in the various traditional techniques of the country, while at the same time she was developing them, resulting in eight collections all different from each other, some as SUMI COLLECTION created with totally Japanese techniques with applications of 24K GOLD and PLATINUM, and others like the PLATINUM COLLECTION or the JAPAN COLLECTION, in which she makes use of his own techniques, fusing in some occasions the Japanese Rinpa School with PLATINUM, 24K GOLD, SILVER and URUSHI lacquers with her own techniques and European oil painting techniques.
Her work bears a stamp, both personal and universal, with a clear influence of Japanese art and culture, combining Eastern and Western oil painting visual techniques.
In doing so, she has managed to develop an original and exclusive style, both in painting and in the use of traditional Japanese Urushi lacquer. She has created the “Kourinhaku-oil” technique and “Neo-naturalism”.
Sonia G Caballero has developed a genuine pictorial language, bringing together diverse elements in her works. Her compositions include bright colors combined with precious metals such as GOLD, SILVER, SILVER, COPPER… which reveal a strong influence of Japanese artists such as Ogata Korin, Hokusai, Zeshin and European artists such as Klimt, among others.
In her portraits she seeks perfection with the processing of photographic images. The most important characteristics are her high concentration of naturalism along with the care of details with 24K GOLD, PLATINUM and oil.
Since 2014, she has extensive teaching experience in the subject of Art at the Montessori school in Yokohama (Japan), with children from 3 to 12 years old. This has led her to write her book JAPANESE ART and CULTURE to CHILDREN. Vol. I.
In 2017, she started working on a new Art and Jewelry project with Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold and Diamonds, giving rise to her own High Jewelry line, inspired by the DESIRE COLLECTION.
Since 2018 she has been working on coral sculptures with PLATINUM, 24K GOLD and DIAMONDS in combination with oil colors, promoting marine reforestation projects committed to the environment.
With more than 20 years living in Japan, she has self-taught herself the delicate Japanese art.
An established artist in Japan, with eight collections covering different themes. Her work -with a distinctive and unique stamp-, fusion between Eastern and Western art, was exhibited at the Spanish Embassy in Tokyo, on the 400th Anniversary of Spain-Japan Relations, in 2014. Selected as one of the artists representing the fusion of both countries.
She has five exhibitions in one of the most renowned galleries in Japan. The Bunkamura Gallery in Tokyo. Where she had her fifth exhibition, in September 2019 on the occasion of the celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the gallery, which concluded with an influx of more than 4,000 people in just one week.
In 2019, she gave the Government of the United Arab Emirates her work THE YEAR OF TOLERANCE, a work that currently remains in that country.
In 2020, she published her first book Bringing Japanese Art and Culture to Children. Vol.I, based on the art projects created by herself and taught at the Montessori school in Japan. More than 1,500 copies have been sold in only 8 months.
In 2021 she has just published her book KOTODAMA 言霊. The Heart of Japan, Art and Culture.
Sonia is in continuous innovation creating new works and developing new projects.
“I love creating alternative worlds from my dreams”.
With its singular color harmonies and mysterious aura, DESEOS is at the heart
of the collection designed
by Sonia G Caballero
DESEOS are the fruits of THE TREE Of WISHES
DESEOS are small pieces of artwork like jewels which come together with wishes… The result of meticulous and delicate artwork, leading to a world of peace and connection with the essence and the innermost desires of each. This work has a great power that can clear the mind and the heart.
JAPANESE ART and CULTURE
A WALK THROUGH JAPANESE ART | VOl. I
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.
BEAUTY IN THE FOUR SEASONS. THE COLOR OF JAPAN It is fascinating to see the enormous importance of nature in all of Japanese culture. Not only in art, but also in fashion, commerce, gastronomy and everyday life. We find Sakura flowers 桜 in spring, bamboo 竹 in summer, autumn fruits like kaki or mushrooms and winter
THE JAPANESE WORD WHERE CREATIVITY HAS NO LIMITS AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. KUU, the empty but energetic space where imagination can be shown in all its immense possibilities. KUU空 空 (Sky/Empty) KUU, is one of those Japanese words of inexact translation, and that we can apply to an infinity of spaces and elements. I
MASTERCLASS Online SONIA G CABALLERO TEACHES AN INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE ART SUMI-E Level I – 4 places Level II – 4 places 1.000 $ (login to Facebook, Instagram, and get your -40% off discount coupon) COMING MARCH 2021 Techniques | Dossier & Materials & JAPANESE ART | SUMI -E | Level I DIPLOMA or JAPANESE ART | SUMI
お守り Good luck in projects, work, business, exams, health, love, protection… OMAMORI are a kind of lucky charms in Japanese culture, similar to the cross or medals of virgins and saints for Christians. Each Shinto and Buddhist temple has its own OMAMORI, and they serve to bring fortune and luck to different aspects of life
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, it
…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