Motoko Aritake-Wild

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Works by Japanese-born Motoko Aritake-Wild often resolve into studies of celebrity. The emphasis is on the aura of iconicity these figures possess. Included in the pantheon of her work, one will find Audrey Hepburn, David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Tina Turner, and others. Each portrait captures the energy of his or her personality.
Celebrating musicians and film stars of the 20th century—from the early 1940s to the end of the millennium—Aritake-Wild renders her subjects in a manner recalling Pop art. Her linear painting style lends her portraits a vivid sense of life and directness.