HIROKO WADA

          Smell of the Summer, sumi ink and charcoal on paper, 26 x 22 inches, 2016

Not Funny, mixed media on canvas, 26 x 19 inches, 2015

About the Artist

I began painting almost fifty years ago, continuously experimenting with new materials over the decades. Today, I prefer multiple media combined on the same canvas, endeavoring to achieve a visual and emotional harmony. I am fascinated with mineral pigments for their dense hues and collage for its unexpected textures.

About the Work

My subjects are people–whose appearances are often deceiving–hiding their true feelings deep within. In this series, I am trying to reveal some of those buried emotional impulses suppressed by the pressures of daily life.

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