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Yamaguchi, Keisuke (OZ) (1986 - Present)

The Images of the 33 Reincarnations of Kannon Wave - The Spirit of Tomorrow

Medium: Mixed Media
Date: 2016
Size (H x W): 31.5 x 47.25 (inches)
Signature: Ozu Yamaguchi Keisuke ga
Condition: Very Fine Condition



"What kinds of images resonate when the Japanese think of waves? I think what happened on March 11, 2011 drastically changed how waves reverberate in the hearts of the Japanese people, now realizing the balance of mother nature’s sacred, beautiful, yet unforgiving, force. I think what we need now is “a spirit of tomorrow,” what we as Japanese have held dearly since long before." - OZ

About the artist

Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1986, OZ Keisuke Yamaguchi attended Nagano National College of Technology for Architecture in 2003. Following his graduation in 2007, he continued his education at Nagaoka Institute of Design, where he studied Architecture and the Environment. His focus has since shifted from architecture to painting. Yamaguchi has actively exhibited his contemporary paintings internationally since 2007. He was the inaugural winner of the 2016 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence Program. Yamaguchi often integrates process and product in his live painting performances. From the live painting at the ruins of Ueda Castle in Nagano to Central Park in New York City, Yamaguchi’s original technique draws and enchants crowds. Recently, Keisuke Yamaguchi has found inspiration in ukiyo-e, carrying the spirit of the floating world into his contemporary paintings.