Artamo Gallery presents “Sensuous Light.” The show will run from February 2nd through 26th, 2017. An opening reception will be held on February 2nd from 5-8pm.

With “Sensuous Light” Artamo Gallery presents new works by Cody Hooper from New Mexico and Japanese-American artist Kaori Fukuyama. Both reflect in their paintings on the sensuous impact of light. While Hooper sees it in an impressionist way abstracted from nature, Fukuyama interprets the abstract metaphysic side of light.

Cody Hooper grew up in North Texas and now lives and works in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hooper studied under Southwest watercolor artist Barbara Hughes for several years which set his foundation as an artist. After many years of painting in watercolors, he moved forward, experimenting with abstracts in various mediums. This pushed him to expand his horizons and tap into new areas of painting he had not yet explored. There was an obvious freedom and personal expression with abstraction and it was then that he really began to flourish. Hooper was deeply interested in the effects of color, texture and the emotional response to strong composition and design.

Today, Hooper’s work is a bold mix of styles, ranging from sleek and contemporary to weathered and organic. He brings a subtle and sophisticated feel to his paintings through a unique balance of color, composition and texture. His work is exhibited in the most prestigious galleries and featured in private and public collections worldwide.

Kaori Fukuyama resides in San Diego, and is a full-time landscape designer by day, painter by night. Her artwork has been displayed at multiple galleries and juried shows in Southern California including Mission Federal ArtWalk, 51st International Award Exhibition and Southern California Regional Exhibition at Museum of the Living Artist in San Diego. Her work was featured in Studio Visit Vol. 18, a juried art magazine.

“Having grown up in Japan and now living and working in the U.S., I am constantly fascinated by the paradox and duality that exist in our society as well as within myself; hard and soft, left and right, east and west, complex and simple, dynamic and subtle… Contemplating within the two opposite worlds, once in a while I find a sense of spirituality and a great source of creation. I work with maximum color and surface texture creating an atmosphere that reminds us of the organic environment, while minimalistic shapes and lines emerge, interact, blur, or contrast the field of colors.” — Kaori Fukuyama

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