Love, Strength, & Soul
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Yeelen Gallery is proud to present “Love, Strength, and Soul,” a series of works by Brooklyn-based portrait artist, Tim Okamura, on view through Art Basel Miami Beach week from November 22 to January 10, 2015. Known for his hyper-realistic, large-scale portraits of African-American women, this exhibition will feature both as-yet-unseen new pieces alongside more familiar works, functioning as an introductory whirlwind to Okamura’s oeuvre. Employing a traditional painting style interwoven with contemporary elements, Okamura pays homage to graffiti, components of his Brooklyn community, and the subjects’ psychology. While each portrait is uniquely individual, they speak to the humanity within the subject and the viewer.
Born in Edmonton, Canada, in 1968, Okamura holds a B.F.A. from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts NY. His work has been featured in P.S. 1, & the BP Portrait Awards Exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery.