Full Artist Bio

Ken Otsuka was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1944. He studied at Aoyama Institute of Fine Art.

In 1973, he came to America landing in New York City with just a suitcase and his paint-box. He then enrolled in the Art Students League of New York, where he explored and experimented with many mediums.

After an initial phase of Infatuation with things American, he began to fall back on his artistic and spiritual elements rooted in Japanese culture – The rock gardens of Zen Buddhism – leading him to reflect on life’s ephemerality and natures seeming eternity.

Artist Statement: “Giving constant thought to time has become the backbone of my art. Through observing nature, I have come to believe that time does not exist where no change occurs. Nature’s constantly changing cycles allow time to exist. When this “time” exists beyond the scope of our feeling and recognition, we tend to call it “timelessness”. I use trees and leaves and seashells as symbols of “change” or ephemeral existence. I would like to create peace, serenity and meditative space in my art through timelessness”.

Ken Otsuka is represented in America and has had many solo and group exhibitions. His paintings are in numerous corporate and private collections in the United States and Japan.

SERENITY

SERENITY

Ken Otsuka
Price:$4800
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 23" x 32"

NATURE!!!! Serenity is what we all strive to have and it is right outside our door......well ....perhaps some have to travel to it. But here is a suggestion....a painting can offer the feelings of nature....every day of the year!

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DUET

DUET

Ken Otsuka
Price: $5,200
Medium: Oil on linen
Size:  26" x 32"

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PEACEFUL MOMENT

PEACEFUL MOMENT

Ken Otsuka
Price: $3,800
Medium: Oil on linen
Size:  22" x 28"

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MOMENT

MOMENT

Price: $4500
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 23" x 28"

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PRELUDE TO THE DAY

PRELUDE TO THE DAY

Price:
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 26 in. x 34 in.

 
A very early morning stroll that is most refreshing.

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LISTENING TO TIME

LISTENING TO TIME

Price: $6900
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 30 in. x 40 in.

 
Ken's work transports you to serene and quiet places.

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WHISPERING FOREVER

WHISPERING FOREVER

Price: $5800
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 30 in. x 38 in.

 
Not one is the same and offering a different story!

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VOICE

VOICE

Price: $4800
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 24 in. x 32 in.

 
A place to put one's feet and rid your cares.

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STONES RAINBOW

STONES RAINBOW

Price:$4800
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 24 in. x 30 in.

 
Shoreline walks with surprising colors that entertain with each wave.

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WHISPERING SHELLS

WHISPERING SHELLS

Price: sold
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 26 in. x 34 in.

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LISTENING

LISTENING

Price: SOLD
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 30 in. x 38 in.

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PAUSE AFTER THE RAIN

PAUSE AFTER THE RAIN

Price: $7800
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 36" x 44"

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LISTENING II

LISTENING II

Price: SOLD
Medium: Oil on Linen
Size: 36 in. x 48 in.

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MOMENT OF SERENITY

MOMENT OF SERENITY

Price: $4600
Medium: Oil on Line
Size: 28 in. x 24in.

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