Kiyoshi Otsuka - Cherry Blossoms
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- Estimated Value
- $500 USD
- Opening Bid
- $250 USD
Bid for an original painting by artist Kiyoshi Otsuka - "Cherry Blossoms", abstract acrylic painting on canvas
Kiyoshi Otsuka -Artist statement
My acrylic abstractions develop directly from experience of the landscape. I grew up in the mountains in Gunma prefecture, Japan. The organic forms of roots and trees, shrubs and flowers, water and weather provide inspiration. Water is the elemental aspect/concept of my work. Water is an essential chemical substance enabling life. I aim to express this power through my paintings. Water is my medium with acrylic paint. This liquidity is evidenced in my very abstract pieces. I recycle my own "ancient" paintings and these layers of experience meet with immediate gesture, the action of painting to accomplish depth and space, and a tangible impression of natural form.
Kiyoshi Otsuka - Biography
Born in the mountains north of Tokyo in Gumma Prefecture, Japan, Kiyoshi Otsuka studied in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Stimulated by the encouragement of Akiyama, a sculptor friend and mentor, Otsuka moved to New York and enrolled at the Art Student's League. There, he studied with Knox Martin. Recently he has worked in his studio at the ArtsWestchester landmark building in White Plains. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, and London. Otsuka's paintings are included in the Hammond Museum collection and private collections in New York, Tokyo, and Paris.
This package will be featured at our live event on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Online bidding for this item will end on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Please place a reserve bid if you don't want this prize to get away at the live event. Winners will be notified on Monday, November 25, 2019.
Painting is 16" x 20".
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