In my art, I strive for a delicate balance, dynamic tension, and integration of geometric forms accentuated by evocative colors. My concepts are spontaneous, with the compositions revealing themselves in pure, complete form.
My motto is "Art for Living," meaning that people need a relationship with art that enriches their daily life by stimulating the imagination and enhancing one's environment.
Atsuko Okamoto was born in Yokohama, Japan, a port city near Tokyo famous for its international flavor. She began formal art training at the age of eight in the mediums of oil painting and Japanese calligraphy. Okamoto graduated with a M.F.A. in fine arts and graphic design from the Bunka Gakuin Art Institute, Tokyo.
In 1998 she moved from Tokyo to New York City. Her contemporary oil paintings and serigraphs have won numerous awards in the United States, Europe and Japan. Exhibits include Gallery 2/20 in New York City, Galerie Visconti in Paris, France, The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum and Yoseido Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. Most recently, Atsuko’s mixed-media oil paintings were selected for Studio Visit Magazine. Carl Belz, director emeritus of the Brandeis University Rose Art Museum, chose her Geo series from more than 1,000 competing artists worldwide.
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