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530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Akihito Izumi
Digitally Represented Artist
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Night Walk-2   Night Walk-2
    Oil on Canvas
    20" x 28"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Index of Memories-1   Index of Memories-1
    Oil on Canvas
    64" x 64"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Index of Memories-2   Index of Memories-2
    Oil on Canvas
    64" x 64"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Bus Stop   Bus Stop
    Oil on Canvas
    18" x 15"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Composition-1   Composition-1
    Oil on Canvas
    15" x 18"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Composition-6   Composition-6
    Oil on Canvas
    15" x 18"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Night Roundabout   Night Roundabout
    Oil on Canvas
    15" x 18"
    Akihito Izumi

  • No title   No title
    Oil on Canvas
    11" x 9"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Pedestrian Bridge   Pedestrian Bridge
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 31.5"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Composition-7   Composition-7
    Oil on Canvas
    15" x 18"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Composition-4   Composition-4
    Oil on Canvas
    18" x 15"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Composition-8   Composition-8
    Oil on Canvas
    18" x 15"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Composition-10   Composition-10
    Oil on Canvas
    15" x 18"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Composition-11   Composition-11
    Oil on Canvas
    15" x 18"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Composition-12   Composition-12
    Oil on Canvas
    15" x 18"
    Akihito Izumi

  • Composition-9   Composition-9
    Oil on Canvas
    15" x 18"
    Akihito Izumi


Akihito Izumi

According to Akihito Izumi, the themes occupying his work concern “uncharacteristic, everyday things.” What this unpacks into are walks at night, train rides, bus stops, bridges and other quotidian encounters—all rendered in terms of the ghostly dynamism that only memory can glimpse. Preferring the slow-drying textures of oil paints, the subject-matter of Izumi’s paintings are often places of transit (trains, hostels, etc.), which are given an otherworldly yet colorful wash such as can only derive from the meeting point of memory and imagination.

Indeed, places of meeting and points of intersection are recurring themes in Izumi’s work. His geometric eye recasts the raw material of experience into diagonals lines, squares, rectangles, and triangles—all the while preserving the uniqueness of a once visited place, a remembered site, before it was abstracted into these universal forms and shapes. What makes Izumi’s work significant is not only his choice of colors (setting the mood for an individual painting or series), but the way in which he abstracts from the experiences that form his inspiration, preserving only their essential character.