Blue wall, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 in.
Shuto Okayasu (b.1990, Saitama, Japan) is a painter, photographer, and illustrator. He studied Graphic Design at Tokyo Zokei University. Since he moved to New York in 2015, Okayasu has been bouncing off between photo-realistic and surrealistic images which incorporates stylistic elements of Japanese painting and cartoons. Heavily influenced by cut and paste and sampling of Hip Hop culture, he patchworks his perception of everyday life which navigates viewers into a realistic dreamy world.