Koji Nishifusa

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Koji Nishifusa

Japan

I have liked drawing pictures ever since I was a kid.
I was always making cartoons like most children do.
I loved to imitate the characers of a famous artist at the time,Osamu Tezuka.
During high school, I practiced every day and night, honing my fundamental skills by using plaster figures,
in order to get into an art university.
When I was a sophomore in college, I learned about another inspirational artist, Tsunemasa Imuta for the first time.
I realized Imuta's presence in my life was much more influential than the European artist whom I had previosly
admired.
Then I joined "Kofu-Kai", which is an association of artists to which T.Imuta belonged.
I came face to face with Mr. Imuta, and was able to clearly observe and communicate about his works.
From then on, I know exactly what I needed to do with my own art in the future:
1. balancing the setups for my painting,
2. precisely drawing,
3. communicating with my audience through my pictures.
In recent years I'm trying to develop my own way away from Mr. Imuta.
I hope to creat my works, searching for the right direction where I shoud go.

Koji Nishifusa

http://nishifusa.com/

 

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