Takahiro Kimura is a collage artists from Tokyo, Japan. He studied painting and graphic design, drawing, landscape painting and fashion drawing. Since 1991, he has been developping his unique style of collages illustrating the nature of the human spirit through peculiar physical distortions. His work is made by cutting up photographs, elaborating collages and then applying colors, thereby creating a whole new visage with a strong impact. Takahiro Kimura published his first art book “e-motion” in 2010, with 10 collage animation series. He also made a short-film titled “meat”, that was featured in several animation festivals worldwide. Txt
Okbong Sunim is a Zen painter. Over the years she has had many exhibitions, and a book of her painting has recently been published.
"Painting is meditation for me. As soon as I pick up a brush, there is no difference from meditation. However many distracted thoughts might want to arise, there is no place for them to abide when I paint. My mind is empty of distractions, and there is only the painting being painted. It is meditation because there is only one thought. If one has meditated holding a hwadu (koan), one realizes that painting and holding a hwadu are not two different things. To hold a hwadu, or hold the intention to paint in one’s mind, is the same.”
Each week at Saatchi Art, we visit the studio of one of our artists. We check out their studio, take a peek inside their sketchbooks and, best of all, learn more about what inspires them. Go inside the studio of John A. Sargent III.