Ema Kubo (@emakubo) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Ema is a Japanese American painter and art historian. I couldn’t be starting this episode in any other way than saying the fact that she mixes up in her works both the cultures and backgrounds she comes from makes for some quite powerful and super good looking pieces.
I really love to watch all the videos she posts where you can really appreciate the precision of the movements and gestures she makes. There’s no sketch to follow which is impressive, you just see her hand dancing on the paper and the subject comes to life!
This otter is one of many, she made a series (check it out it’s totally worth it!) where she painted a houndred small paintings with animals each expressing a different feeling. This one is number 33, is called “Chill” and it’s clearly on point!
The asleep child you see here is her baby, 15 months old in the painting and it’s a second piece after the first one when she was only 5 months. I find this kind of portrait really precious, especially coming from a mother. Love it
What do you think about Ema? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!