Mizuma & Kips Gallery is pleased to announce OKUDA Yuta’s first solo exhibition in America, titled “With Gratitude” taking place from 10/6 to 11/7.
After studying fashion design in Japan and England, he began working as a designer for the fashion brand TAKEO KIKUCHI. In 2016, Okuda Yuta became an artist, and since then has been actively participating in solo and group exhibitions in Japan, building his career with continuous production and presentation.
For a time, he used to express with fine details consisting of meticulously calculated lines, but for the past few years has switched to focus on presenting works of “flowers” which put emphasis on “serendipity”. The flowers expressed in various colors have a strong pop image, but each individual petal is delicately drawn. He himself says it doesn’t have to look like a flower, and the flowers certainly do not appear to have concrete realism to them.
The motifs are said to be based on the memories of childhood that he arrived at as he was “salvaging himself”. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, he realized that the things he had taken for granted were extraordinary events all along, and from then he began to draw works of flowers in the theme of “with gratitude”.
We invite you to come see the exhibition consisting of nearly thirty of Okuda Yuta’s new works expressing gratitude.
<Date> Wednesday, 6th October – Sunday, 7th November 2021
Open Wed. – Sun. 12:00 – 18:00
<Venue> Mizuma & Kips, New York