Naomi Okubo, Contemporary Artist and Painter from Japan

Born in 1985, Naomi Okubo is a contemporary artist from Japan that is interested in the relationship between oneself and others or society and a contradiction that happen among the relationships. From an early age she was not sure how to relate with other people since she was afraid of what others would think about her.

Those feelings were expressed by his series of paintings from 2006 up to 2010 mostly showing his plural self-portraits in an effort to escape from those fears by merging all them people in the world as herself.

Since 2010 Naomi wanted to express herself through his own experience and as a result, she changed his art expression by using ready-made images from fashion advertisements or interior magazines into his paintings, trying to understand painting composition rather than the contents themselves

From 2012 and on Naomi obviously feels better about herself, even though she is always interested of other people’s opinions, so she returned to his original expression in art, painting the way that she should connect to the societies he is involved with!

Below you can enjoy his 2013 series of paintings.

Portrait by Naomi Okubo Painting 2013

Boredom by Naomi Okubo Painting 2013

The Ghost by Naomi Okubo Painting 2013

The Family by Naomi Okubo Painting 2013

If surpasses at the mountain by Naomi Okubo Painting 2013

Until Day Break by Naomi Okubo Painting 2013

In light of the darkness by Naomi Okubo Painting 2013

Check by Naomi Okubo Painting 2013


  1. Karen Burket - July 20, 2020 7:59 pm

    Love these paintings! Possible to get large posters???


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