Soeno's work focuses on bustling urban landscapes such as busy intersections, train stations and town squares. The public crowds are removed from the city and hung in isolation to be placed in a new context by the viewer. With melded shadows in black and white monotone, Soeno turns the large crowd of separate individuals into a connected form. Taken away from their errands, routines, and appointments, the familiarview of unfamiliar people gives an unspecified recognition of daily experience in the city.
Kaoru Soeno received her BFA from Tsuru University in 2006 and her MFA from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School in 2008. She has displayed her work widely through solo exhibitions, group shows and art fairs in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.