I and Polpetta

Uki Otake’s intricate paintings centre on the interpretation and re-creation of images from the past. She likes to play on the confusion between personal experience and collective memory, assembling drawings, photographs and found objects that have become corrupted and manipulated by time and distance into scenes that are both strikingly new and yet somehow familiar.

Her paintings are intimate and personal. She uses images she has collected to create a sense of place and emotions of longings, here and there.

She studied Fine Art and she has been working on her skills as a painter for over a decade. Currently she lives and works in South London.