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Tim Okamura

When Tim Okamura was a student at the Alberta College of Art and Design, he dreamed about living in New York. more

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Cut-and-paste as an artistic strategy has been around since artists like Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Marcel Duchamp began including mass-produced goods such as newspapers, bicycle handlebars – and even the famous urinal – in works of ‘high’ art more

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Selecting many of the subjects for his realistic portraits from people he meets on New York city streets, Okamura depicts a range of humanity within a context of dramatic light and shadow. more

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Okamura paints urban creatures in their milieu: street-wise New Yorkers who for the most part are his friends, rendered with a warm classical hand. more

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