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SHOGO OKADA
SHOGO OKADA
Shogo Okada, born in Japan, and eagerly transitioning to life in Canada, arrived four years ago with his unique prints exploring the world of graphic comics and animated television series. Drawing from an array of sources, including Peanuts, Curious George, and Phineas and Ferb among others, Okada hand draws, cuts, rearranges and prints graphic elements lifted from these series. While both a formal and technical exploration of his material process and content, the resulting work has a strong minimalist impact, utilizing strong fields of colour with familiar elements shifting locations through a body of work. Okada’s work is a fascinating glimpse into the considerations of an artist born and raised in the hyper-pop world of Japan. Okada manages to establish a connection between the state of contemporary comics and animation with a nod to the histories and ethos of both minimalism and pop art.
Shogo Okada - untitled, silkscreen, 30x30, 2012
WORKS
Straws
Straws

screenprint, 19x24, 2016

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Rainbow Straw 2
Rainbow Straw 2

screenprint, 2016, 26.5x21.5

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Rainbow Straw 1
Rainbow Straw 1

screenprint, 2016. 26.5x21

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Rainbow Straw 3
Rainbow Straw 3

screenprint, 2016, 18.25x21.5

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Rainbow Straw 4
Rainbow Straw 4

screenprint, 2016, 18.25x21.5

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wonderful cat-1
wonderful cat-1

silkscreen, 33.5x29, 2015

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wonderful cat-4
wonderful cat-4

silkscreen, 33.5x29, 2015

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wonderful cat-3
wonderful cat-3

silkscreen, 33.5x29, 2015

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wonderful cat-2
wonderful cat-2

silkscreen, 33.5x29, 2015

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wonderful cat-6
wonderful cat-6

silkscreen, 29x33.5, 2015

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wonderful cat-5
wonderful cat-5

silkscreen, 29x33.5, 2015

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wonderful cat-7
wonderful cat-7

silkscreen, 29x33.5, 2015

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Sprinkles
Sprinkles

screenprint, 16x22, 2015

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untitled
untitled

screenprint, 23x22, 2016

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recollection #1
recollection #1

screenprint, 23x22, 2016

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recollection #2
recollection #2

screenprint, 23x22, 2016

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magenta
magenta

screenprint, 23x22, 2016

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recollection #4
recollection #4

screenprint, 23x22, 2016

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untitled(craquelure #1)
untitled(craquelure #1)
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untitled(femmes au jardin)
untitled(femmes au jardin)
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Okada_yellow tie 13
Okada_yellow tie 13
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Okada_yellow tie 12
Okada_yellow tie 12
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Okada_yellow tie 10
Okada_yellow tie 10
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Okada_yellow tie 11
Okada_yellow tie 11
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Okada_yellow tie 8
Okada_yellow tie 8
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astronaut beagle
astronaut beagle
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Okada_akamaru
Okada_akamaru
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Okada_togenyan
Okada_togenyan
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Okada_robonyan
Okada_robonyan
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Okada_gabunyan
Okada_gabunyan
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Okada_jibanyan
Okada_jibanyan
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Okada_dekanyan
Okada_dekanyan
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Okada_p and f
Okada_p and f
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Okada_c and j
Okada_c and j
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franklin-2
franklin-2
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franklin-1
franklin-1
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MORE WORKS BELOW
EXHIBITION LIST
Shogo Okada, untitled, silkscreen, 30x30, 2012
-Solo-
     2016 "Reality Ain't Always the Truth", Wil Kucey Gallery, Toronto
     2015 That Reminds Me of�, Open Studio Print Sales Gallery, Toronto
     2011 Exhibition at Hugh's Room, Toronto/Canada
     2010 This Is My First Exhibition, Stem Gallery, Osaka /Japan
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     2015 Works With Paper, LE Gallery, Toronto/Canada
     2015 45th Anniversary Exhibition, Open Studio Galley, Toronto
     2015 Print-by-Colours, Open Studio Print Sales Gallery, Toronto
     2013 Hi Five., LE Gallery, Toronto/Canada
     2012 Exhibition at Open Studio Print Sales Gallery, Toronto
     2012 Under 30 at 30, Japanese Paper Place, Toronto/Canada
     2012 The Print Show the 9th Annual, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
     2011 The Print Show 8th Annual, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto    
     2011 Artist Proof Sale, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto/Canada    
     2011 Print About Me, Greenbox, Milano/Italy
TIME WILL TELL OUR STORY
SOCIAL MEDIA
SHOGO OKADA ON INSTAGRAM
angled
DSCN9894
DSCN9891-2
2color-red
2 color-blue
2 color-yellow
quarter
triangle pattern
Okada_herd #4
Okada_herd #4
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Okada_herd #6
Okada_herd #6
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Okada_herd #2
Okada_herd #2
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herd #6
herd #6
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a herd #4
a herd #4
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herd #1
herd #1
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herd #3
herd #3
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herd #2
herd #2
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Okada_Untitled_CBrown
Okada_Untitled_CBrown
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Okada_untitled(ed4)
Okada_untitled(ed4)
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Okada_BONK
Okada_BONK
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