Artist Naomi Okubo keeps dazzling me with her paintings that pop off the canvas with so many stunning colors. Love the patterns and her incredible attention for detail. See the paintings on the wall in the first image below? They are actually small versions of her own works she created previously!
Originally from Tokyo, Naomi is currently based in Brooklyn where she is participating in various exhibitions. If you’re lucky enough to be around New York this summer: Naomi will take part in a show called On Illusions, which opens on August 4, 4-6 pm (in collaboration with Cuchifritos Gallery and Residency Unlimited).
I had the pleasure of meeting Naomi in her Tokyo based studio back in 2015, where she showed me some of her paintings and talked about her working process. You can read more about it here!
Japan-based artist Naomi Okubo keeps amazing me with her dazzling, detailed paintings of mysterious ladies in colorful environments. Gorgeous! I met Naomi in her studio in Tokyo last spring where she showed me some of the paintings below when they were still in progress. Before starting a new piece, Naomi creates several ‘sketch paintings’ in which she experiments with color. The sketches themselves are worked out in detail, so finishing a final piece involves a lot of time and patience, which I strongly admire.
Today was an exciting day. At 12.00 I was to going to meet artist Naomi Okubo at Kichijoji Station in West Tokyo. Kichijoji is a popular, artistic area where Inokashira Park is located (which is famous for it’s beautiful cherry blossoms during spring). I traveled to Kichijoji by train, Naomi waited for me at the entrance.
Naomi Okubo was featured on the blog exactly one year ago. A nice moment to share some of her more recent paintings, which I spotted on her website today. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone use as many colors in a painting as Naomi does, and I love every single one of them.
For more information about Naomi and her works, you can hop over to the previous post or visit her website:
The works of Japanese artist Naomi Okubo are filled with beauty, contradictions and colors of all kinds. While she often includes natural elements in her works, her paintings focus on contemporary social issues that play important roles in our daily lives. “Although people do not need to concern about how they can get food and where they can find out housing, they focus on what they should wear in and how others see their appearance everyday. With the changes over time, people have generated a society that visual images like mass media and fashion are significant. It has caused many social issues.”
Naomi’s wonderful paintings have been featured in solo- and group exhibitions throughout Japan. Many more of her works can be found on her website.
I love color. And I need some too. The Dutch grey winter months left me in need of good dose of happy tones to remind me spring is on its way. So for this week’s roundup I gathered 14 richly colored artworks by my favorite color-obsessed artists. These paintings, sculptures, embroideries and other colorful creations will pop off your screen and brighten your day. Enjoy!
Hooray for lazy Sundays! For late morning sleep-ins, early afternoon breakfasts & never-ending strolls in the sun. Today’s theme post is about the art of doing nothing at all. Sit back, get comfortable and enjoy!