|Robert Ogata with Haiku 10. Photo by Maureen Davidson|
The eloquent simplicity of Robert Katsusuke Ogata’s recent paintings is a state achieved only after a lifetime of exploration. Ogata traveled many roads as an artist to get here—here, where an ambiguous gesture in black chalk on white canvas speaks volumes and draws the viewer closer, all the better to dive into the warm, sensuous emptiness of a pond of luminous white, but also pushes the viewer back for perspective and a view of the whole vision.
Maureen Davidson, Santacruz.com. Read the article
Here is a sampling of work consigned to the Artists Gallery by Robert.
|Haiku 2, 2010|
Chalk and polymer on canvas
56 x 66 inches, $6,500
|Haiku 13 (diptych), 2010,|
Chalk, polymer on canvas,
56 x 132 inches, $18,000
|Haiku 20, 2010, Chalk, polymer on canvas,|
30 x 66 inches, $6,000
|Interior Design by The Wiseman Group |
Text by Patricia Leigh Brown/Photography by Matthew Millman
Published April 2010
Robert's work was featured in Bay Area Embrace:An Asian Aesthetic Defines a High-Rise Apartment in Downtown San Francisco, Architectural Digest. Read the complete article.