Paintings by Keita Morimoto
Portrait paintings using muted tones and a sense of longing based on the expressions on the subjects faces.
When I came to Canada, I got to learn a lot about western art histories. Since then, I always loved Rembrandt for his spiritual and inventive aspect of painting practice. In my third year of university, I got to actually see paintings by Rembrandt in person. This was the first time for me to experience such a strong emotion that moved me in a way no other image has ever done. The presence of his figures is so real to the point that I get this strange anxiety from looking at them. He’s an artist I’ve followed for the last few years, and his work triggers something in me every time.