At first glance, Hiroko Saigusa’s vibrant paintings are mesmerizing. Working in predominantly acrylic on canvas, HIROKO seamlessly weaves bold lines, geometric planes, and energetic fields of color that comprise her dynamically abstract oeuvre. Her works are at once playful and emotive. In paintings such as Power, curved organic shapes composed of bright red, chartreuse, and navy tones dance and writhe around each other in a nearly dizzying manner. HIROKO’s The 60s evokes a similar playfulness, incorporating bright tones of orange, green and yellow contained within shapes that are reminiscent of the Flower Power movement. Passion elicits a mood of cheerful frenzy as contrasting shades of red, blue, orange, and yellow endlessly twirl around each other.
Born in Japan, the artist is heavily influenced by activities such as drawing, textiles, fashion design, graphic design, and space design. Throughout much of her oeuvre, HIROKO frequently incorporates the color red. She states: “[Red] represents human blood and I feel that I can expresses the power of life we create. It represents vitality, capability, and emotions of human beings.” The artist currently resides in Japan.
This is a short Q&A with HIROKO SAIGUSA.
Q: What is your definition of art?
A: I think that what is alive is art. I am very active and I want to make friends with people all over the world.
Q: Where do you get your inspiration?
A: Passion and fashion
Q: How do you deal with artist's block?
A: Never experienced it
Q: Where do you see your art going in ten years?
A: Paris collection; That my art makes it to fashion.
Q: Can you tell us what you have going on right now?
A: Study of psychiatry
Q: Can you tell us what your 'Before I Die' is?
A: Have my own shop and say thank you my memories friends and family
Q: Best Commissioned artwork ever done was…?
A: Received the Grand Prize at the Japan-China-Korea Art Exhibition. And interview with magazines
Q: Which are your favourite artists?
A: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Q: Greatest achievements so far…?
A: My paintings are currently designed on clothes on show in San Francisco.
Q: Would love to exhibit my work in...?
A: I am praying for activities in New York, Berlin, France and around the world.
Website url: www.hirokosaigusa.com