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NATHAN OTA: IKIRU. Chiwan Choi. Zero+ Publishing, Claremont, 2013. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Gingko Press Inc., Berkeley, 144 pp. (2 foldout) with 118 ills. (115 col.). 31 x 25 cm. ISBN 9781937222208 In English.
Publisher's description: Nathan Ota has gained a following over the last twenty years for his prolific work as an illustrator, painter, and graffiti artist. The surrealist world he creates is one of streaked green skies, off-color hues, and dripping paint -- a world of recurring figures like a blind bird in a striped dunce hat, a gelatinous robot lost in the woods, and a sprouting egg. Dark and engaging, this is a world of struggle that continues to clash and commune within each new painting. Ota combines his early influences of vintage comic books, punk rock fliers, and his graffiti-obsessed high school years with formal training at the Art Center College of Design to create technically adept pieces with a pop culture aesthetic reminiscent of Tim Burton. Nathan Ota -- Ikiru is a full overview of Ota's work from his early street art to illustrations and gallery pieces to recent collaborations with the street artist RISK.
Artist(s):Ota, Nathan
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Painting — Other American Minority Artists
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 154754
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