Nathan Ota: Ikiru

Item # 150047.

Accompanied with text from author, publisher and childhood friend, Chiwan Choi, Nathan Ota combines his early influences of vintage comic books, punk rock fliers and his graffiti-obsessed high school years with formal training at the Art Center College of Design to create technically adept pieces with a pop culture aesthetic reminiscent of Tim Burton.

Ikiru includes a full overview of Ota's work from his early street art to illustrations and gallery pieces to recent collaborations with the street artist RISK. Ota has gained a following over the last twenty years for his prolific work in a variety of expressions and media. The surrealist world he creates is one of streaked green skies, off-color hues and dripping paint; a world reliant on recurring figures such as a blind bird in a striped dunce hat, a gelatinous robot lost in the woods, and an egg sprouting up protruding tree branches.

Hardbound: 144 pp.

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