Digital Art

Art Exhibitions, Press, Digital Art

Seattle Drawn Featured in Real Change News

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This week's issue of Real Change features my latest work, which is now on view at Populuxe Brewing through Jan. 31st.  Thank you to Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project and staff writer Lisa Edge for the feature.

To read the full article, you can pick up a copy at local vendor locations throughout the city.

"Real Change is a reader-supported low-barrier work opportunity that rewards effort from the first day forward. More than 300 active vendors sell our award-winning weekly newspaper each month, with about 800 vendors served annually."

More than a million dollars is earned annually for vendors by purchasing the paper on the street.

Learn more about this empowering program here.

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Process, Digital Art

Friends' Childhood Homes

 Rich's House

Rich's House

 Todd's House

Todd's House

 David's House

David's House

 Terence's House

Terence's House

 Mike's House

Mike's House

 Craig's House

Craig's House

I find photos via real estate sites, Google Earth and general searches to match my childhood memories in Port Washington, NY.  Buildings, homes and businesses show hints of the past I remember, but also fill in the blanks I have forgotten.  I am working in black and white because it reminds me of film negatives.  My father saved thousands of negatives in Kodak photo envelopes, which he never reproduced again.   I used to think of my parents' childhoods in black and white.  My kids have asked me from time to time if my childhood was in black and white. 

Digital Art, Digital Diary, Journal

Forgotten Port Washington in Drawings 2

 Freddie Lives Here | Port Washinton Boulevard & Delaware Avenue

Freddie Lives Here | Port Washinton Boulevard & Delaware Avenue

 Rental | Main St. & Central Drive

Rental | Main St. & Central Drive

 Olympic Village | Port Washington Boulevard & Bernard St.

Olympic Village | Port Washington Boulevard & Bernard St.

 Carnel's Stationary | Port Washington Boulevard & Campus Drive

Carnel's Stationary | Port Washington Boulevard & Campus Drive

Here are more drawings from my Port Washington series.  I spent a lot of time with friends exploring the neighborhoods and town of Port Washington.  On most weekends and summer vacations, we were left to our own devices without parental supervision.  On motocross bikes, we spent countless hours wandering and roaming to places where kids are shunned today by rules and regulations.  Disclaimers, closed-circuit cameras, and security fences abound.  

The drawings I feature are not necessarily historic or of cultural importance to Port Washington, but they hold my memories of a seventies childhood.

Forgotten Port Washington Drawings 1. 

Journal, Digital Art

Forgotten Port Washington in Drawings

 Bay Bowl | Soundview Shopping Center | Digital Drawing  

Bay Bowl | Soundview Shopping Center | Digital Drawing  

 Carvel | Port Washington Boulevard | Digital Drawing

Carvel | Port Washington Boulevard | Digital Drawing

 Dairy Barn | Port Washington Boulevard | Digital Drawing  

Dairy Barn | Port Washington Boulevard | Digital Drawing  

 Beacon Theater | Main Street | Digital Drawing  

Beacon Theater | Main Street | Digital Drawing  

 Bohack's | Port Washington Boulevard | Digital Drawing  

Bohack's | Port Washington Boulevard | Digital Drawing  

All digital drawings are by Akira Ohiso. He does most of his drawings on an iPad using photos and a drawing app.  You can see more of his digital work here.   

Collage, Art Exhibitions, Digital Art

New Works

 V is For... | Collage | 2015  The Gleaners | Collage | 2015   

V is For... | Collage | 2015

The Gleaners | Collage | 2015

 

Two of Akira's collage pieces are on display at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance as part of the About Face exhibition curated by Rocky Pinciotti.  About Face is on display through March 26, 2016.

His digital work, Multifacial, is in the B Gallery's online exhibition, Altered Ego.

 Multifacial | Digital Mixed Media | 2016

Multifacial | Digital Mixed Media | 2016

  

Digital Art

Digital Collaboration with Lucifervibes

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The digital art medium allows artists to collaborate without the need to be in a studio together.  Here is a digital collaboration with artist Lucifervibes.  This is our second collaboration.  It begins with one of us emailing a visual.  We layer the piece until we are both happy with the work.  The process is exciting because it requires me to work outside of my own visual language.  

Here is our first collaboration