Japanese, b. 1985
"My painting begins with a photographic source taken from various forms of mass media, advertisements, and my self-portrait collaged by Photoshop. After that, I use a projector to trace the outline and paint almost the same by hand. The process indicates my concept but also, even I use the images collected from mass media and painted like a photograph, It has the reality of physical movement and material's texture.
My work is based on my personal issue, but it is connected to greater problems and irony in our society."
by Naomi Okubo