Yuta Okuda's first collection of works!
Living things circulate.
Draw that Circulation with bold colors and precise lines.
An overwhelming volume of Yuta Okuda's world, covering his early miniature paintings, the with gratitude series of flowers, and the latest Circulation series.
After studying fashion design in Japan and England, he worked as a designer at the fashion brand "TAKEO KIKUCHI".
Yuta Okuda, who turned to artist in 2016, has actively participated in solo and group exhibitions in Japan, and has built up his career by continuing to produce and present his works.
In his early years, he presented miniature paintings composed only of calculated lines, but in recent years he has continued to present works centered on "flowers" with an emphasis on "contingency".
The flowers expressed in various colors have a strong pop image, but each petal is drawn with precise lines.
The artist himself says that it doesn't have to look like a flower, and although it is certainly not a flower as a representation, it is very attractive.
According to the artist, it is based on a childhood memory that he arrived at while trying to "salvage (rescue/rescue) himself", and his childhood memory is expressed in the finely drawn lines.
This book is the first collection of works by Yuta Okuda. A collection of works that cover his early work in 2011, when he started drawing, and his new work in 2022, so that you can understand the transition of his style. There are many fans in Japan and overseas, and it is written in three languages, Japanese, English and Chinese.
● Japanese, English and Chinese written together
Written by Yuta Okuda
Contribution: Miwa Kutsuna (Asian Art History Researcher, Professor at Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts)