Shogo Okada

Shogo Okada

Shogo Okada is a contemporary artist born in Japan who has spent the previous 7 years in Canada. Okada’s work draws influence from an array of sources such as comic books, animation, television shows, billboard advertisements, as well as objects and architectural styles. Okada hand draws, cuts, rearranges and using the silkscreen printing process, creates new works with hints to the original sources.

The resulting work has a strong impact of abstraction, utilizing strong fields of colour with familiar elements shifting locations through a body of work. Raised on both Eastern and Western animation, Okada's subjects have included Curious George, Felix the Cat, Peanuts, record covers as well as historical Ukiyo-e and Canadian art. Okada manages to establish a connection between the contemporary cultures such as hip-hop and youth culture and the enormous amount of information in our daily life with a nod to the histories and ethos of both.

Okada’s work has been exhibited in both Canada and Japan, and his work can be found in the collections of BMO, National Bank of Canada, and Capitol One in the United States.

Shogo Okada is a contemporary artist born in Japan who has spent the previous 7 years in Canada. Okada’s work draws influence from an array of sources such as comic books, animation, television shows, billboard advertisements, as well as objects and architectural styles. Okada hand draws, cuts, rearranges and using the silkscreen printing process, creates new works with hints to the original sources.

The resulting work has a strong impact of abstraction, utilizing strong fields of colour with familiar elements shifting locations through a body of work. Raised on both Eastern and Western animation, Okada's subjects have included Curious George, Felix the Cat, Peanuts, record covers as well as historical Ukiyo-e and Canadian art. Okada manages to establish a connection between the contemporary cultures such as hip-hop and youth culture and the enormous amount of information in our daily life with a nod to the histories and ethos of both.

Okada’s work has been exhibited in both Canada and Japan, and his work can be found in the collections of BMO, National Bank of Canada, and Capitol One in the United States.