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Jimmy Valdez-Osaku (b. 1975)

Samurai, Serie: Algo mas que totems (2015)

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Oil on canvas
65″ x 27″

This item was donated by The Artist.

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Jimmy Valdez Osaku weaves together rich, sanguine color and strategic depth in Samurai, Serie: Algo mas que totems, evoking reverence for the powerful image and beckoning viewers to be guided by their senses. The painting’s central forms appear swift and agile from the crimson and cream blends – while the shadowy background hints at mysteries and challenges awaiting the bold figures. The figures, taken in conjunction with the work’s title, possibly represent the discipline, sacrifice, and virtue of the samurai beyond its role as a cultural totem; however, Osaku’s transcendent approach leaves viewers with fields of space in which to form their own interpretations. The work’s composition, quasi-sculptural in nature, alludes to the artist’s exceptional range as a painter, writer, sculptor, and mixed media creator.

In this work, Osaku invites audiences to perceive things without actually seeing them; to reflect on the painting’s forms and intimations without actually identifying them; and to internalize the colors and sensations of the commanding figures without actually knowing them.

~ Tess Bonoli, Advisory Board Member, Center for Art Law.

Jimmy Valdez-Osaku

, b. 1975

Jimmy Valdez-Osaku (b. 1975) is an artist living and working in New York City. As a poet, painter, and cultural activist, his paintings and art installations have been exhibited in New York, San Juan, Havana, Santo Domingo, Boston, Cannes, Paris, Tokyo, Madrid, Toronto, and other places around the world. Since 2004, he has been organizing and curating art exhibits in various cultural centers in New York City And Union City, New Jersey to include: “Poetas que pintan” 2004, “Undertow” 2012, “6to Piso” 2013, “Te Deum” 2014, “Beautiful Memory of Horror” 2015, “Wabi Sabi” 2016, Resilencia 2017, Colateral 2017, “”Fulguration””, “Rock–paper–scissors” and most recently “El ojo Salvaje”. He was a finalist in the Premio Diario Libre de Arte Contemporáneo (2015). Among its awards received highlights “”Ultramar Theater Award 2009″”. Currents shows in Boston (Bunker Hill) and Cannes, France.
Jimmy Valdez-Osaku, has a dozen publications (poetry, theater, and short stories). In 2018 he was granted the honor of dedicating the international book fair in New Jersey.

Jimmy Valdez-Osaku

b. 1975

Jimmy Valdez-Osaku (b. 1975) is an artist living and working in New York City. As a poet, painter, and cultural activist, his paintings and art installations have been exhibited in New York, San Juan, Havana, Santo Domingo, Boston, Cannes, Paris, Tokyo, Madrid, Toronto, and other places around the world. Since 2004, he has been organizing and curating art exhibits in various cultural centers in New York City And Union City, New Jersey to include: “Poetas que pintan” 2004, “Undertow” 2012, “6to Piso” 2013, “Te Deum” 2014, “Beautiful Memory of Horror” 2015, “Wabi Sabi” 2016, Resilencia 2017, Colateral 2017, “”Fulguration””, “Rock–paper–scissors” and most recently “El ojo Salvaje”. He was a finalist in the Premio Diario Libre de Arte Contemporáneo (2015). Among its awards received highlights “”Ultramar Theater Award 2009″”. Currents shows in Boston (Bunker Hill) and Cannes, France.
Jimmy Valdez-Osaku, has a dozen publications (poetry, theater, and short stories). In 2018 he was granted the honor of dedicating the international book fair in New Jersey.

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