Abstract paintings look like colorful pressed flowers
Former fashion designer and visual artist Yuta Okuda creates compelling abstract paintings that showcase the beauty of the “little things” we take for granted. He uses a floral motif, a symbol of good childhood memories, to build colorful bouquets that pop out of the canvas.
These flower arrangements are made up of thick dollops of acrylic paint and lots of intricate lines. In each piece, black stems extend from the bottom of the painting to support the vibrant flowers. “Flowers expressed in different colors have a strong pop image, but each individual petal is delicately drawn,” he says of the artist. website. “Okuda says it doesn’t have to look like a flower, and flowers certainly don’t seem to have concrete realism.”
The artist has been a full-time painter since 2016, but it’s only very recently that floral design has become a major part of his work. “In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, [Okuda] realized that the things he had taken for granted were extraordinary events all along, and from there he started drawing flower artworks with the theme of “with gratitude”. His first solo exhibition in America, which took place in early November in New York City – was entitled With gratitude in honor of the inspiration behind the series.
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Japanese artist Yuta Okuda creates mesmerizing abstract paintings that look like colorful pressed flowers.
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