Naomichi Okutsu, “Lotus”, 2011
Born in 1976, Naomichi Okutsu began creating artwork while studying at the Tokyo Polytechnics University. Since then, he has continued to publish his work mainly at group and solo gallery exhibitions. His work features the use of traditional materials, and decoration in gold-leaf. He creates his own fantasy world with the depiction of the male body, adding motifs of flowers, birds and imaginary animals. He aims to incorporate aspects of Japanese traditional art as much as possible to produce works of stylistic beauty and vitality.