Hiroshi  Mori 

 

 

"My work is influenced by the Japanese unique Dojin culture in anime and manga field. Utilizing that culture as background of my thinking process, I analyze works of old masters; then remix the two into a painting. The piece is a parody of Japanese Bijin-ga, the portrait of a beautiful lady. It presents Vermeer's “Girl with a Pearl Earring” deteriorated with glitches, which resurfaces as 8-bit mosaic work."

 

This painting was chosen among 2200 submissions as the recipient of the Yumi Yamaguchi award of the Terrada Art Awards, one of top 7 in 2015.  The distinguished awards are hosted by Warehouse TERRADA, an art works storage space service which houses the T-Art Gallery and Terratoria, a multipurpose space in the warehouse district of Tennoz, Tokyo.


 

Kenji  Tsutsumi 

 

Kenji Tusumi resident in Osaka, Japan. 

 

 “I am a traveler on the journey and my work has evolved to the theme of travelers.  I have drawn a solitary journey, a journey with a dog, a journey with a family contentedly settled, and so on.  I visualize those journeys taking place in locations that look familiar but do not exist....”
 

 

1969     Born in Kobe, Japan
1988     Entered Kanazawa College of Art
1993     Selected to exhibit at Koukuten Exhibition for the first time-every year since 1993
1994    Completed Master Dagree in oil painting at Kanazawa College of Art, Japan

 

 

Kenji Tsutsumi has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan.

He is an active member of *kokugakai.

 

* kokugakai – The society for National Painting

 

 

 

Maiko  Kitagawa

 

Since ancient times, people have had a fear of darkness. To acknowledge that fear, many stories have emerged since ancient times. According to MAIKO, a young painter of 29 years,Black color in her painting is “the feeling of material in darkness”.

In the corner of darkness, it carries weight which she feels theexistence or indication of something unknown, thus the stories.

 

She enjoyed art since she was very young. Her mother bought her story books for kids and took her art shows and museums often. As her mother lived in South America, she visited the homes of local friends, and ate and played together with them. Unique South American cultures left a strong impression on young MAIKO. The colorful, decorated festival that depicts the closeness of life and death, the faces and costumes of different cultures were all part of a childhood experience that aroused her imagination. The strong sunshine in Latin America strongly influenced her express dense images and contrasting darkness. The solid black color in her current works depicts natural fear and the implication emerging from the dark. MAIKO’s dark artworks were inspired by her upbringing in Latin America at such an early age.

 

An American animation film director once saw her works and said: “The movement is like animation stories!” MAIKO has the creative power to continue and produce deep, wide and dark stories.

From left to right: "Girl with a Pearl Earring" 2015, "In the car" 2017, "The End " 2014, "Prayer #3"  2014, "Favorite Place, Fallen Angel" 2015, "Favorite Place, Angel & Girl "2016, "Favorite Place, Monkey" 2015

"Lunar eclipse" 2014 

160 ×240 cm / 5.25 x 7.87 ft 

 

"Night journey" 2010 

17.5cm x 26.5 cm / 7 x 10.5 in (sold) 

"Bail" 2013, 33 x 24 cm. Bollpoint pen on paper  

"Evening Party" 2014, 26.5 x 22 cm. Bollpoint pen on paper  

 

Dermatograph *

 

MAIKO is the only up-and-coming artist in the world who uses Dermatograph

as the only medium of expression.

 

Dermatograph contains a lot of wax and can be used to mark the slick surface

of metals, glasses, plastics, ceramics and other materials including human skin.

 

It was originally developed for surgical operations. In artworks, it is usually

used as Lithocrayon when creating lithographs.

Fusako  Ekuni

 

Fusako Ekuni hails from Tokyo, Japan. Over the past 18 years, her style has varied from a traditional Japanese style to contemporary abstract. A contemplative artist, she now creates homages to the pre-verbal universe, where the color and light interact.

Ekuni layers pure dry pigment and glue, working on several paintings in different stages simultaneously, in a process that can take months. In Japanese, this is known as “iwaenogu.” The colors in her paintings interact magically, almost invisibly, until they complete their harmonic journey. The ritual inherent to Fusako Ekuni's paintings involves the physics of the process itself.

Fusako Ekuni is graduated from Musashino Art University, Faculty of Visual Communication Design and Musashino Gakuen, the faculty of Japanese Art Style Painting. 

Michael  Lee  Jackson

"Photography is about capturing, preserving, and sharing moments. Even if we're deeply sensitive to appreciating them and always aware, they are frequently fleeting and gone in a blink of an eye, and we often miss them entirely. Photography is also a medium to provoke thought and interest, and it’s a great teacher.”  -Michael Lee Jackson

As a child,  Michael Lee Jackson learned about images and what they can convey from his father, a photographer. He loves the process and the concept of saving a moment in time in a photograph. Jackson’s primary photographic interests are in capturing landscapes, skyscapes, and capturing moments we might otherwise miss. Michael always has his camera ready, and the photographs he shares motivate us to slow down, appreciate the beauty around us, and to explore new vistas.

Maiko Kitagawa CV

"Into the Light no.8" 2016  80 x 80 cm

"Church and Storm" 2016 

"Montana Farmhouse" 2016 

Photo on metal print. Edition of 20. 

Hiroshi Mori CV

 

Hiroshi Mori earned a Master's degree at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2013. There, he studied painting production by the use of new media. Influenced by the Rimpa School of traditional Japanese painting and modern animation ("anime") culture, Mori combines traditional art with modern expression and technologies, aiming to express the anxiousness towards reality and hopes for the future by images full of rich symbolic metaphors. Hiroshi Mori likes to create novel art. During the development of his “Religious" painting series, he first tried using digital technologies to inject gold base tone into the artworks without using real gold. After multiple tests, a new artistic technique was born. As for his interest in blending new technologies into his artworks, he explains, “As a contemporary artist, I want to make use of the latest technologies as a testament to living in this age.”

Guy Dill

 

Among the most prolific and celebrated abstract sculptors in contemporary art, Guy Dill boasts an illustrious career spanning more than four decades.

In addition to his impressive list of museum collections, Dill’s work is in more than sixty prestigious corporate collections, and he’s a trustee of the International Sculpture Center in New York. Honors include National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in 1974 and 1981; a Lifetime Achievement for Art Award, Pacific Design Center, LA, 2000; and the Harman Eisner Artist in Residence at the Aspen Institute, 2010, among many others.

BEGG ROCK, 2007

Bronze

88” x 58” x 72”

MARINE,

Powder coated aluminum

65” x 42” x 12”

WHITE HAYDEN, 2015

Powder coated aluminum

37” x 14” x 12”

WARBABY WHITE

Powder coated aluminum

69” x 61” x 46”

UTE SMALL, 2010

Bronze

34” x 14” x 12”​

KHARFI

Bronze

84” x 21” x 57”

CRUX, 2014

Bronze

58.5” x 36” x 22”

EASY MACHINE

Bronze

84” x 60” x 26”

Kloé  Vano

 

Kloé Vano lives and works in Cannes, France. Her abstract paintings have been exhibited in Europe, the United States and Japan. Her lyrical abstractions open the reservoir of emotion and affect, exploring color, space, depth, and textures.

Disguised images of the unconscious, Vano's work succeeds in surprising us by its evocative capacity. When she obscures an image, we recall the techniques of Gerard Richter. When she looks to evoke water and roses, we think of Monet.

Through it all, however, the artist keeps her personality and originality intact. Her sensitivity outweighs all other considerations, and it is the unexpected which she embraces. 

"I am free of all intention, of all systems, of all trends; I have no program, nor style, nor pretension. I love the uncertainty, the infinite and permanent insecurity" - text by Kloé Vano.

Allelouia, 2017

48” x 40”

Acrylic on Canvas

Trust me, 2017

48” x 40”

Acrylic on Canvas

Though, 2017

48” x 40”

Acrylic on Canvas

Window on, 2017

48” x 40”

Acrylic on Canvas

Trust me, 2017

48” x 40”

Acrylic on Canvas

Glaciation, 2017

48” x 40”

Acrylic on Canvas

Woods davy

 

For the past thirty years Davy has worked with stone in unaltered states, either from the sea or the earth, incorporating them into assemblages of precarious balance that appear to be in flux.  Art writer Shana Nys Dambrot observed that Davy’s work is essentially a “kind of collaboration between artist and nature,” one in which the artist “prefers to cooperate with the pre-existing uniqueness and objecthood of his materials.”

He might be thought of as among the first “green” Postmodern artists.  In fact, he comes from a long tradition of post 60s artists, who either directly or just by their practical sensibility, engage Eastern or Zen notions of oneness with nature, organic systems of change as engines of art composition, and non-disruptive respect for natural material in unaltered states. These works manage this, as they illuminate the poetry of nature. As Holly Meyers observed in the Los Angeles Times, there is “something thrilling about a work that appears to defy its own natural properties,” while at the same time one can appreciate the work’s “meditative reverence.”

EL PICO, 2014

Stone on granite slab

120” x 36” x 30”

CALTAMAR 8/10/15, 2015

Stone on wood pedestal

67” x 28” x 20”

NOVO LIMA, 2014

Coral mix, on granite and wood base

80” x 24” x 24”

CALTAMAR 11/14/17, 2017

Stone on wood pedestal

80” x 57” x 25”

Miki yokoyama

 

“Born in Fukushima, Japan, and currently residing in Los Angeles, Miki Yokoyama is an autodidact working across multiple mediums including canvas, objet d'art, murals, and live performance. As she explores themes of life, death, and transformation, she shares her vision of the universe as a transient, interconnected experience ripe with the potential for beauty, discovery, and rebirth. 

Miki is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association, her work and collaborations with fellow artists have been exhibited at locations including the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, the San Diego Art Institute, the World Art Day Gala, and the Italian Consulate General’s residence in Osaka, Japan. She is also part of the BOTART International Collection and has created murals that can be seen at locations across Los Angeles as well as in Japan.” (www.mikiyokoyama.com)

Venice

 48“ x 48”

Ink on Canvas

Downtown Los Angeles

30“ x 40”

Ink on Canvas

Bike

70” x 20”

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