Hello and happy Thursday! In this week’s post, I decided to feature a well-known artist, whom I greatly admire: Toko Shinoda. Her work graces the renowned walls of institutions like the MOMA and Guggenheim. Classically trained in calligraphy (which is something I would love to learn!), she merges lithographs with modern abstract expressionism for a result that is uniquely stunning, fresh and inspired. It’s always staggering to me when I come across an artist with such a large and consistent body of work – it drives me to produce more of my own, and to really analyze what my aesthetic is. Which, to me, both go hand in hand; the more work you make, the better you can narrow your focus…certain characteristics will emerge and you can run with them. Food for thought!
Art via Toko Shinoda