Takashi Ogihara

Yesterdays 106

Bankside Gallery: Rising Artists, Jackson's Painting Prize 2023
Pastel
Paper
65 x 49 cm

“My paintings are realistic and figurative. I do not use the expression of individuality that the strokes, using vivid colors, and hatching have. I used to value the expression of individuality and unique identity, but It became more difficult to accept as I became older. Of course, I do not deny that other artists paint in these impressive ways. And I enjoy and admire them. It is just that I do not choose such methods of expression. The subjects of my paintings are mainly my family and friends, especially my daughter. I want to leave my work as a record of family life to my daughter.”