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Hiro Yokose wasÂ born in Nagasaki, Japan, 1959 and lives and works in the heart of Manhattan, NY. Yokose combines oil and beeswax to create landscapes that appear simultaneously abstract and realistic. Because of the artist's unique technique of painting, the surfaces of his work have a sensuous and tactile appearance where depth is both an illusion and a reality. PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Citibank, New York, NY Boeing Company, Chicago, Il Exon Corporation, Irving, TX Fidelity Investments Corporation, Boston, MA Goldman Sachs and Company, San Francisco, CA Kennedy Museum of American Art, Ohio University, OH Lincoln National Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN Marnell Corrao, Las Vegas, NV Miami-Dade College, FL Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA Prudential, New York, NY San JosĂ© Museum of Art, CA TransAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, CA Harvard University, Cambridge, MA The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Washington, D. C.
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There are moments in our lives when we experience awakenings - moments when we know more than we knew a moment before. One of the things we may know is that we are one with the universe - that the ebb and flow of need and abundance in our lives represents our seasons, just as clearly as the first sprout of grass in spring or last amber leaf in autumn signify the cyclical and ever-changing path of nature.This realization is what inspires my work. Painting, for me, is not only a form of expression, but also one of transformation. It is through this journey to the core of creativity that I discover my own.
"Tin Robot" (2013) by American Contemporary artist Michael Fitts is a whimsical and highly detailed original oil painting on reclaimed metal. Fitts paints the vintage toy in a manner that is intentionally filled with nostalgia and Neo-Pop kitsch. He elevates the importance of this whimsical everyday object to the status of a revered icon, by painting the toy in super-bright colors, placing it at the center of the metal "canvas" and with a deep shadow, as if it hovers just above the rusted brown surface.