Hisashi Otsuka

Hisashi Otsuka

Hisashi Otsuka
Hishashi Otsuka (b. 1947, Japanese)   Otsuka: Like the samurai in many of his paintings on fabric, Hisashi Otsuka is an artist of remarkable dedication. Schooled in Zen and the martial arts, he has lived and worked by the warrior’s code of discipline and duty. Rooted in Japanese tradition yet adventurous in nature, he is known throughout the world for his boldness of color and style that mark him as truly unique.  Otsuka’s work today is a powerful balance of ancient Eastern techniques and modern Western ideas. Like a concert musician with perfect pitch, he has perfect color memory and sense. His time-honored poets and warriors, kabuki figures, ukiyo-e women, and elegant calligraphy are steeped in the classical past. Yet in color and composition, his work achieves a vigorous, contemporary context. Monumental in scope and meticulous in detail, it offers a total aesthetic of heroic and subtle impact at once.  Otsuka came to the West – to Hawaii – in 1979. Until that time his painting had been historical in subject and theme. But now it has emerged from the past in ways that are very exciting.  In his brilliant neo-deco style – a dramatic new movement in the world of art – Otsuka’s compositions have evolved to a decorative elegance. Otsuka’s art has achieved an important transition: a cross-cultural excellence that not only appeals to East and West artistically, but also brings them together in understanding. This, after all, is Otsuka’s personal mission, and he pursues it with splendid dedication.  In New York, London, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Hawaii, Otsuka’s one-man shows have earned the highest praise. His international prominence increases year by year, making him truly a dominant force on the world art scene. To Otsuka, life and art create each other. He, the master, the warrior, devotes himself to the fabric of both, wielding his brush like a sword.  
Artist

Artwork

A Leisurely Walk in Mayenne
Hisashi Otsuka

A Leisurely Walk in Mayenne

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 29 in

B/W Fan - Gate
Hisashi Otsuka

B/W Fan - Gate

Ink on Silk

11 x 19 in

Crashing Surf Kimono
Hisashi Otsuka

Crashing Surf Kimono

Ink on Silk

14 x 18 in

Fan - Silver Lilies
Hisashi Otsuka

Fan - Silver Lilies

Ink on Silk

15 x 21 in

Hama Rikyu Garden (Lady Mieko, Garden Suite)
Hisashi Otsuka

Hama Rikyu Garden (Lady Mieko, Garden Suite)

Giclee on Paper

14.75 x 18 in

Ocean Flight
Hisashi Otsuka

Ocean Flight

Ink on Silk

14 x 17 in

Silent Morning
Hisashi Otsuka

Silent Morning

enhanced giclee on canvas

18 x 20 in

Warrior Errantry - AP
Hisashi Otsuka

Warrior Errantry - AP

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 29 in

Lord Asano
Hisashi Otsuka

Lord Asano

mixed media on paper

27 x 22 in

A Summer Afternoon in Le Vesinet
Hisashi Otsuka

A Summer Afternoon in Le Vesinet

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 29 in

B/W Fan - Stream - Posts
Hisashi Otsuka

B/W Fan - Stream - Posts

Ink on Silk

11 x 19 in

Dance of the Lions
Hisashi Otsuka

Dance of the Lions

Mixed Media on Paper

26 x 39 in

Fan - Swans And Bridge
Hisashi Otsuka

Fan - Swans And Bridge

Ink on Silk

11 x 18 in

Hama Rikyu Naka no Hashi (Lady Mieko, Garden Suite)
Hisashi Otsuka

Hama Rikyu Naka no Hashi (Lady Mieko, Garden Suite)

Giclee on Paper

14.50 x 18 in

Phoenix
Hisashi Otsuka

Phoenix

Ink on Silk

17 x 20 in

Snowy Blue
Hisashi Otsuka

Snowy Blue

Ink on Silk

14 x 16 in

Warrior Errantry - SN
Hisashi Otsuka

Warrior Errantry - SN

Giclee on Canvas

18 x 22 in

B/W Bride Of Perfection
Hisashi Otsuka

B/W Bride Of Perfection

Ink on Silk

14 x 14 in

B/W Fan - Stream - Rapids
Hisashi Otsuka

B/W Fan - Stream - Rapids

Ink on Silk

11 x 19 in

Egrets And Waves (Kimono)
Hisashi Otsuka

Egrets And Waves (Kimono)

Ink on Silk

14 x 16 in

Fantasy Kimonos
Hisashi Otsuka

Fantasy Kimonos

Ink on Silk

17 x 20 in

Inspiration (Fuji)
Hisashi Otsuka

Inspiration (Fuji)

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 33 in

Rikugien Garden (Lady Mieko, Garden Suite)
Hisashi Otsuka

Rikugien Garden (Lady Mieko, Garden Suite)

Giclee on Paper

14.75 x 18 in

Spring Kimono
Hisashi Otsuka

Spring Kimono

Ink on Silk

14 x 16 in

Waves And Butterflies (Fan)
Hisashi Otsuka

Waves And Butterflies (Fan)

Ink on Silk

10 x 18 in

B/W Fan - Crashing Surf
Hisashi Otsuka

B/W Fan - Crashing Surf

Ink on Silk

11 x 19 in

Color Fan - Peacock
Hisashi Otsuka

Color Fan - Peacock

Ink on Silk

11 x 19 in

Fan - B/W Wave Passing By
Hisashi Otsuka

Fan - B/W Wave Passing By

Ink on Silk

11 x 19 in

Grand Pre in Fleurie Beaujolais
Hisashi Otsuka

Grand Pre in Fleurie Beaujolais

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 29 in

Lady Mieko - Autumn
Hisashi Otsuka

Lady Mieko - Autumn

Mixed Media on Silk

37 x 26 in

Royal Peony
Hisashi Otsuka

Royal Peony

Ink on Silk

14 x 19 in

Trees On Snowy Hillside (Landscape)
Hisashi Otsuka

Trees On Snowy Hillside (Landscape)

Ink on Silk

14 x 17 in

Winter's Softeness
Hisashi Otsuka

Winter's Softeness

enhanced giclee on canvas

18 x 20 in

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