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Sho Tsunoda

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Fueled Mind, 2016 Oil on Canvas 36"x28" © Sho Tsunoda
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Prose Poetry, 2016 Oil on Canvas 28"x36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Chagrin, 2016 Oil on Canvas 24"x20" © Sho Tsunoda
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untitled, 2016 Pencil on Paper 11"x8.5" © Sho Tsunoda
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Pencil on Paper 11"x8.5" © Sho Tsunoda
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untitled, 2015 Oil on Canvas 30"x24" © Sho Tsunoda
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Screaming At the Sky, 2015 Oil on Canvas 48"x24" © Sho Tsunoda
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Shattered, 2015 Oil on Canvas 48"x36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Playground and Purple Sky, 2015 Oil on Canvas 24"x18" © Sho Tsunoda
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Oil on Canvas 30"X24" © Sho Tsunoda
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Oil on Canvas 24"x18" © Sho Tsunoda
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Wild Flowers, A 2015, 2015 Oil on Canvas 24"x18" © Sho Tsunoda
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Wild Flowers B, 2015 Oil on Canvas 24"x18" © Sho Tsunoda
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untitled, 2015 Oil on Canvas 72"x48" © Sho Tsunoda
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Rays Within, 2014-2015 Oil on Canvas 40"x60" © Sho Tsunoda
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The Next Escape, 2014 Oil on Canvas 40"x60" © Sho Tsunoda
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Screaming On, Dreaming On, 2014-2015 Oil on Canvas 40"x30" © Sho Tsunoda
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A Bright Season, 2015 Oil on Canvas 36"x60" © Sho Tsunoda
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Traveling Light, 2014-2015 Oil on Canvas 40"x60" © Sho Tsunoda
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Each Heartbeat, 2014 Oil on Canvas 72"x48" © Sho Tsunoda
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Lights and Eyes, 2014 Oil on Canvas 36"x72" © Sho Tsunoda
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An Evening in Wynwood, 2013 Oil on Canvas 40"x30" © Sho Tsunoda
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Space Festival, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 24"x36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Space Expo, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 36"x18" © Sho Tsunoda
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August Colors D, 2013 Oil on Canvas 48"x36"
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August Colors C, 2013 Oil on Canvas 48"x36" © Sho Tsunoda
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August Colors B, 2013 48 © Sho Tsunoda
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August Colors A, 2013 Oil on Canvas 48"x36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Childhood Memory of A Summer Day, 2013 Oil on Canvas 48"x36" © Sho Tsunoda
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An Eternity Ago, 2011 Oil on Canvas 28"X22" © Sho Tsunoda
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Broken City, 2011 Oil on Canvas 28"x22" © Sho Tsunoda
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An Eternity Later, 2012 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 30"X24"
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Acrylalala, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 30"X24" © Sho Tsunoda
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Headspin, 2011 Oil on Canvas 36"X36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Entrance To Eternity, 2011 Oil on Canvas 48"X36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Exit To Infinity, 2011 Oil on Canvas 48"X36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Frozen Wish, 2012 Oil on Canvas 36"X48" © Sho Tsunoda
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Motive, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48"X72" © Sho Tsunoda
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This Immediate Urge, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48"X36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Zero To One, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48"x36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Urban Dawn, 2011 Oil on Canvas 36"X24" © Sho Tsunoda
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Fluorescent Jungle, 2011 Oil on Canvas 36"X48" © Sho Tsunoda
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Prototype, 2010 Oil on Canvas 40"X60" © Sho Tsunoda
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Momentum, 2009 Oil on Canvas 2009 © Sho Tsunoda
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Neon Age, 2010 Oil on Canvas 60"X40" © Sho Tsunoda
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untitled, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 30"X24" © Sho Tsunoda
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Show Goes On, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 20"x16"
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Show Must Go On, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 30"x24" © Sho Tsunoda
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Oil on Canvas 48"x36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Self-Portrait, 2012 Oil on Canvas 40"x30"
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Summer's Last Sunset, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24"x18" © Sho Tsunoda
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Gift Flowers, 2011 Oil on Canvas © Sho Tsunoda
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Gift Flowers, Red, 2011 Oil on Canvas © Sho Tsunoda
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Orchids in the Sky, 2011
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Orchid Painting 2013 A, 2013 Oil on Canvas 24"x36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Orchid 2013 B, 2013 Oil on Canvas 24"x36" © Sho Tsunoda
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Untitled, 2013 Oil on Canvas 48'' X 36'' © Sho Tsunoda
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Oil on Canvas Oil on Canvas © Sho Tsunoda
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Untitled, 2013 Oil on Canvas 48"x36 © Sho Tsunoda
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Traveling Light, 2015 Oil on Canvas 40"x60" © Sho Tsunoda
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Each Heartbeat, 2014-2015 Oil on Canvas 72"x48" © Sho Tsunoda
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Kyoto, Japan
Birth year
1984
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Schools
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 2012, PB
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tags
surrealism, abstract
Statement

Living in different countries has helped me to think globally and made me aware of how to make paintings that will potentially communicate with many people of the world regardless of their cultural background. While I embrace our personal uniqueness, I seek collective humanity in all we share.

My work analyzes how technological advances influence our life and mind. My painting deals with artificiality, materiality, complexity, brightness and the intensity of contemporary urban life. A basic theme is how one’s sense of self as an individual seems lost in our constantly expanding society. Each individual seems to become an anonymous member of a vast crowd in cities today.

As a child I was fascinated with orchids. I joined the Osaka Orchid Society as the youngest member when I was twelve. Orchid hybridization showed me how the colors and shapes of nature may be manipulated to create new and beautiful forms. By analyzing the forms of living things, I am realizing that every line of every species has a specific purpose.  

Similarly, I am especially interested in the way invisible ultraviolet light becomes visible in the form of fluorescent colors. I am seeking ways to capture some of the effects of fluorescent light and how to express these effects in pigment colors for my paintings. Through the use of multiple perspectives in combination with colors that visually advance or recede, spaces are created that constantly shift in relation to the picture plane. The best of my recent paintings have weaving organic forms with geometric spaces and shapes, metaphorically suggesting the technological world vs. the spontaneity of my own human sensitivity.

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