Atsuko Okamoto

I am a mid-career geometric abstract artist who has created works over a 30-year period since graduating from the Institute of Fine Arts in Tokyo, Japan. Masanari Murai, my instructor and one of Japan’s pioneering abstract artists, encouraged my artistic vision.

I seek to create a new “architecture of the imagination" in which diverse, opposing geometric elements are harmonized within a holistic visual universe. I strive for a delicate balance, dynamic tension and integration of "cool" geometric forms that are accentuated by "warm" evocative colors. Each work harmonizes dual hemispheres united by a striking central geometric element.

My oil paintings evoke a sense of both movement (freedom) and stability (control) among the opposing (yin/yang) hemispheres. Clean lines bring the elements of each composition into sharp focus. Through exquisite inter-relationships of structures, shapes and hues, the vivid sensations of elements in movement and their suspension in space speak directly to the viewers’ imagination.

Most recently my paintings were exhibited in Geoform at the Jankossen Contemporary Gallery in Chelsea, NYC in 2017.
I have also been included in exhibits at the Baker Museum in Naples, Art Palm Beach, Fl., and Gallery K, Tokyo, among others.

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