Okuda’s work can be classified as pop surrealism with a clear essence of street art or urban art. His artwork is composed of geometric prints and multi-colored ephemeral architectures that help blend with bodies and organic forms. These pieces of artwork often raise contradictions about existentialism, the universe, the infinite, and the meaning of life. They help ignite conversations about the conflict between modernity and our roots.
Okuda began his career as a street artist by painting in old factories and lost railways in 1996. By 2009, his work hit a major point in his career. He had an opportunity to tour with IAM project doing gallery shows in New York City, Berlin, London, and Paris.
Okuda is inspired by surrealism art, pop art, and even different culture the come across with through out his travels. He is also inspired by films that are created by Jodorowsky, Michael Gondry, Leos Carax, and Terry Gilliam, to name a few. He is also often inspired by his environment, the people around him, cinema, fashion, music, traveling, and his everyday life.
Okuda’s beliefs revolve around his freedom to create art and staying positive. Okuda concludes that his major accomplishments lie in having the freedom to travel around the world creating art, working, and connecting with other artists from different cultures.
In the near future Okuda hopes to continue to grow as an artist as he has done over the past few years. He also hopes to complete larger projects and bigger buildings. Some of the countries he hopes to visit and paint in are: Australia, United States, and Asia. His first solo show in the United States is set to take place in Detroit in May, 2014.
Images and words courtesy of Okuda