oil on panel
12″ x 12″
Courtesy of: Nicholas Metivier Gallery
Donated by: The Artist
Estimate: $ 2400
Third time participating in Art With Heart
Keita Morimoto was born in Osaka, Japan and moved to Toronto to study painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Morimoto is greatly inspired by European Masters, particularly Rembrandt, Goya, Fragonard, Gainsborough and Caravaggio. Morimoto’s Japanese heritage is still evident in the work’s sombre tone and subtle anime qualities, however, it is the juxtaposition of east and west, youth and maturity, and classical and kitsch that gives his exquisitely rendered paintings an alluring edge.