Celine
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Celine Celine

Celine

Price
£550
Painting medium: Ink

Unframed

Original

Gallery: Retrospect Galleries

Ships from: United States

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Description

About the artwork
'Celine' is a new painting by artist Rikki Kasso who is currently based in Oregon. The self-taught art director, photographer and multi-disciplinary visual artist left his native New York City for Tokyo in 2003 on an invite from VOGUE JAPAN to host a retrospective of his works at the Rocket Gallery, Omotesando. He then spend the next nine years in Shibuya, Tokyo, immersed in the unique and ancient Japanese culture which not only influenced his art making practices but permeated its way through his entire being.Perhaps the greatest mark that Japanese culture made upon Kasso’s work was his discovery and appropriation of traditional Japanese Sumi ink and brush stroke techniques. Sumi ink is created using a method which has changed little over the last 2,000 years and its history is deeply rooted in Zen Buddhism. Kasso fuses the western style of impressionist painting with the delicate accuracy of an asian calligrapher in a unique and contemporary adaptation.Please note the visual simulations of the artwork in a domestic setting or with a frame included in the photo gallery are provided purely as a visual reference and may not be to scale. If you have a specific space in mind for the artwork, you can email us with the details and we can create a mock up of your space with this specific artwork to scale for you.Artist: Rikki KassoTitle: CelineSize: 60.9h x 47.5w x 0.1d cm (18.7h x 24w x 0d in)Media: Sumi ink on watercolour paperFrame: This work is offered unframed and it ships rolled in a tube.Unique work

Specification

Medium Ink
Support Paper
Framed? No
Subjects Human Figure,
Style Figurative
Original or Edition? Original
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Artwork Dimensions: 60.9 X 47.5 X 0.2 X cm

About Rikki Kasso

Artist Rikki Kasso is currently based in the United States' West Coast. The self-taught art director, photographer and multi-disciplinary visual artist left his native New York City for Tokyo in 2003 on an invite from VOGUE JAPAN to host a retrospective of his works at the Rocket Gallery, Omotesando. He then spend the next nine years in Shibuya, Tokyo, immersed in the unique and ancient Japanese culture which not only influenced his art making practices but permeated its way through his entire being. Kasso’s artistic virtuosity is effortlessly translated through a variety of media and expressions from photography and film to paintings, drawings, and installations. His remarkable vision is presented through juxtaposed images of feminine sexuality, timeless landscapes and heavenly realities. “My works represent my fascination with isolation in crowded environments, the subtleties of sexuality in humans and nature, and the pure sincerity of voyeuristic love. For me art is isolation, when we take something from its natural environment and put it on display, whether it’s a canvas from the studio or a flower from the field we define beauty in its isolation. At the same time isolation is an emotion or a feeling. Contemplating love is perceived as an isolating moment of blissful confusion.”