Sakura Hochegger

Painter


Born in Kyoto, Japan.
Work and live in Brighton, UK.

As a painter, I focus more on the process and being in the moment rather than observational approaches. Letting my painting be a painting, the notion and the challenges of letting the paint and surface (linen, canvas etc) tell me what to do.

My practice also draws on my everyday life like a flash of colour or fragments of memory. For the first time the tunnel between the canvas and myself seems to be more solid, wider and smoother than ever.

I don’t plan my paintings, therefore I often scrape, scratch or add more. The process can go on for a week or few months. Sometimes, I might leave a half finished painting for 2 months then I work on it for 2 minutes and it’ll be a finished painting.

I use primarily oil and pigment, I love the slow drying quality, I can leave the painting and come back to it while it is still wet enough to work on. Painting for me is letting go of things, a bit like mindfulness.

For me, painting is a place without limitations. If I focus on the process, experiencing it and I live it, in a way I don't go too far, there is a whole freedom in it. When I keep a beginner's mind, painting is a place with so much possibilities, challenges and fun where one can be free. With every painting I go back to the beginning to explore something I don't know yet.

I studied Fashion design BA at Central Saint Martins but I feel painting is where my heart really is. I want to get to know painting as much as I can in every way. After painting about a year or so I realised painting will let me get to know it more and more as long as I engage with it. It is a two way conversation.






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Synaesthesia, k. Oil and pigment on linen. 2019


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Synaesthesia, a. Oil and pigment on linen. 2019


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Letting go, y and I. Oil and pigment on linen. 2019

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Posing for the camera at exhibition!


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V**it. Oil and pigment on canvas. 2019


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Vicky. Oil and pigment on canvas. 2019

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3 of us. Oil and pigment on linen. 2019

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Into you. Oil and pigment on linen. 2019

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Into space. Oil and pigment on linen. 2019

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Les Fleurs du mal. Oil and pigment on jute. 2019 (sold)

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Mud, dead leaves and snout beatles. Oil and pigment on linen. 2019


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Luna. Oil and pigment on linen. 2019

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I don't want to go to school. Oil on linen. 2019

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Childhood fear. Oil on linen. 2019

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Child room. Oil on paper. 2019


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Kai. Oil on paper. 2019


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Is anybody next door? Oil on paper. 2019


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Toys. Oil on paper. 2019


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Charlie! Oil on paper. 2019


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K. Oil on canvas. 2019


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B after G. Oil on linen. 2019


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