Seiichiro Osa

Seiichiro Osa was born in Shizuoka in 1985. He graduated with a Masters in Oil Painting from the Department of Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2011, and has ever since exhibited his painting works in numerous exhibitions both in Japan and overseas. Throughout his practice, Osa has engaged in producing abstract paintings through a repetition of motifs such as circular, triangular, and square forms that are composed of minimum and fundamental elements.

His production process that directly confronts mediums such as the canvas and paint creates a sense of arbitrariness and contingency while giving rise to autonomy and homogeneity, with the dynamic brushstrokes appearing to transcend the boundaries of the rectangular contours of the canvas. The very time within which Osa executes his brushstrokes in competing against the canvas in front of him, emerge before the eyes of viewers as works that convey traces and reverberations of the process the artist himself refers to as a “bout.”


His recent exhibitions include, “NEW VISION SAITAMA The Emerging Body”, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama (2016), “The Way of Painting”, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (2015), “SLASH / square”, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, gallery 5 (2014) and “JAPANESE PAINTING NOW!”, Kunstverein Letschebach (2014).