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Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi

On November 21, 2018 we posted a botanical calendar created by Japanese painter Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi.  We are revisiting this artist posting his enchanting utopian paintings of fishing bears, rowing deers and a few chimeric humans.  The artist lives and works in Kanazawa, Japan, studied at Kanazawa College of Art and began working in 2012.

You can view more of his work on his website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.  A few of his paintings can be purchased here in his Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi.

Matthew Wong (1984 – 2019)

Matthew Wong was a self-taught painter, poet, and photographer who painted landscapes, forest scenes and still life. The Canadian-based artist was on the autism spectrum, had Tourette’s syndrome and had grappled with depression since childhood.  At 35 the artist took his own life in Edmonton, Canada. In 2013 he started experimenting with painting and the art world quickly took notice. His name was suddenly compared to master painters: Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat. On an interview with Art of Choice he said this about his work:

“I do believe that there is an inherent loneliness or melancholy to much of contemporary life, and on a broader level I feel my work speaks to this quality in addition to being a reflection of my thoughts, fascinations and impulses.”

Matthew Wong is represented by Karma Gallery in New York City.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.

Indra Dugar (1918 – 1989)

We have an affinity for surface designs so we just had to share these costumed women series created by Indra Dugar.  The artist was born in Jiagunj, West Bengal in 1918 and died in 1989 in Kolkata. He did not have any formal education in art, unlike his eminent artist father, Hirachand Dugar. His art techniques and practices was acquired from his father without going through any academic routine.  This gave him a rare individuality that distinguished him from other artists. Besides his woman series he has also created landscapes both of which were usually created en plain air.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.

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