Category Archives: Paintings

Soichiro Tomioka (1922-1994)


Soichiro Tomioka is an abstract Japanese painter of the twentieth century, born in 1922 in Takada city in Niigata Prefecture.  The artist specializes in the world of black and white consistently used a paint he developed, called Tomioka White, to paint the snowy lands of both Japan and international locales.  He says this of his work:

“At the root of my “white world”, there is a spirit of nostalgia for my snow country. My “white world” was to discover and express the mysterious beauty of white through the journey and pilgrimage of the snowy country.”


Images:  Courtesy of Soichiro Tomioka Estate.

Santiago Salvador Ascui

Love these colorful patterns of assembled figures and faces created by Chilean artist Santiago Salvador Ascui.  The figures are arranged in sequences with the focus on hues instead of the narrative.  The artist holds a Fine Arts degree and has exhibited widely in Chile and Europe.

You can view more of his work on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Santiago Salvador Ascui.

 

Ruby Silvious

Artist and graphic designer Ruby Silvious has been experimenting and creating art on recycled and found materials. In 2015 she began a project called 363 Days of Tea, a visual daily record of her impression of the moment. She followed it up with 52 weeks of tea, 26 days of tea in Japan and 26 Days of tea in France. The used tea bags became her canvas on which she drew, painted and collaged using ink, watercolor, gouache and paper. This incredible series can be seen on her website and on Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Ruby Silvious.