Art

Art

Marathon

 Methodist Church | 2018

Methodist Church | 2018

I am experimenting with a new visual language that clusters memory.  My recent trip to New Orleans has helped me move forward in my work.  Brice Marden has used the term “glyph” to describe a symbolic language.  I am thinking about my work in the same way.

In New Orleans, I visited the New Orleans Museum of Art and had the pleasure to see the work of local and regional artists.   One artist truly inspired me and I decided to email him and thank him.  As an emerging artist, his response has helped me:

Thank you Akira Ohiso for sharing your work. I hope at some time to see the real pieces. Anyway, keep in touch and in mind, being an artist is like running a marathon. Slow and steady. Like good wine, it takes time in developing an authentic voice.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Collage, Art

Gleaning

 The Gleaners | 2015 | Akira Ohiso

The Gleaners | 2015 | Akira Ohiso

I have been collaging a lot lately.  As an artist who thrives on chance, collaging is a productive process.  It is very easy to create collage, but it is very hard to create artful collage.  I like the building process: layering, juxtaposing and fluid meaning-making.  When seemingly unrelated visuals collide, there is always the opportunity to create something new.