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Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors

Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors

Herbs in the snowy field. Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors

Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors
Born in 1959 in Sakata, Abe Toshiyuki is a talented Japanese watercolorist who received his artistic education at the National University. And after graduation he worked as a teacher of drawing and painting for about 20 years. According to Toshiyuki, his long-standing desire to become an artist made him leave teaching in 2008 to concentrate on the dream of his life. Currently Toshiyuki Abe is intensively working as an artist and takes an active part in art exhibitions.
Noteworthy, for his incredible painting the artist has got several prestigious awards. “In my works I focus on the nuances and subtleties of the simple things that surround us”. Traditionally, the Japanese show a deep love and respect for nature, and their painting reflects the poetic description of fragility of nature. And this same idea – largely expressed in Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors.

Watercolor painting by Japanese Abe Toshiyuki

Morning garden. Watercolor painting by Japanese Abe Toshiyuki

“Responding to a question about what art is, I would say that art is a mirror of the soul of the viewer. For example, there are many different points of view when different people look at the same picture. Also, when people are in different state of mind looking at the same picture, his point of view, too, can easily be changed depending on the state of mind. It is these changes, I mean when I say that art is a mirror of the soul of the viewer.”

“When I’m painting in nature, I try not to choose a well-known place, or a place that can be easily recognized. The reason is that it can cause a feeling of deja vu in the viewer and to prevent the perception of new ideas. I believe that the main task of art is to touch the deepest emotions coming from the heart of the viewer.”

Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors

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