Subject Tags: positive energy, positive, motivation, motivational, paint splashing, splashes, clocks, cityscape, streetart, street art, red-orange, abstract painting, abstract art, colorful art, colorful painting, colorful abstract, abstraction, abstract
Size: 18"W x 18"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
In 2015 and 2016, I made a series of paintings painted with calligraphy ink. In 2017, after spending 6 weeks painting a safari themed mural by the coast of California, I was exposed to the colorful and dramatic sky canvas everyday. This experience inspired me to create a colorful and vibrant version of calligraphy pieces. This piece represents my artist clock and the city life. Time & mind is always the key to my art. Right around the sunset, the energy of the city changes. Sky gets darker and the city lights get brighter. Cafes and restaurants are full of people with live music. Night begins.
Recipient of O-1 Artist visa, an individual with extraordinary ability. Born in Nagoya, Japan, Nori Shirasu began painting at an early age. In 1997, after receiving a bachelor's degree in architecture from Chubu University, he moved to California. He earned a master’s degree in studio arts from California State University, Los Angeles in 2004. Nori has participated in numerous studio and commercial projects throughout Los Angeles including the LA Art Show 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the LA Artcore exhibition held at the Art Brewery, a charity work with actor Danny Glover and City of Hope as well as painting several murals for American Apparel. Nori teaches calligraphy, Sumi-e & Anime, and leads workshops in these traditional Asian Arts at many area museums and institutions. Nori is also an accomplished dancer and performing artist. He draws on his nationality, experiences in America and love of jazz & Hiphop music and dance as inspiration for his fine art.