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b. 1956, Japan

O Jun Biography

O Jun is a Japanese artist who was born in 1956 in Tokyo. He predominantly works in the painting medium, using oils, Japanese pigments, or gouache to depict landscape scenes or familiar objects from the real world. His paintings appear to have a child-like innocent quality as objects are reduced to simple lines and painted in bright, vivid cololur on a stark white background. He also makes reference to his Japanese heritage in works that reflect on the natural landscape of Japan, and through his incorporation of Japanese pigments. 

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O Jun received a Bachelor of Arts and later a Master of Arts from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He has exhibited in group shows since 1992. He has held several solo exhibitions since 1982 in Tokyo, Dusseldorf, Osaka, Sapporo, Taiwan, and Serbia. His work is included in the public collections of The National Museum of Art in Osaka, the Museum Haus Kasuya, Okazaki Mindscape Museum in Aichi, the Takamatsu City Museum in Kagawa, and in Tokyo; the Museum of Contemporay Art and the Fuchu Art Museum.

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