Olive Field 12F (60.6 x 50 cm) by Hiroshi Okano


The rich green and blue tones throughout the painting represent the dense population of olive trees, the fields are full of vitality and the white spiral shapes are reminiscent of olive branches and fruit.

Throughout the work, white dots and brush strokes create a sense of dynamism on the canvas, as if expressing the vitality of plants.

The artist expresses his intuitive feelings through color and form, discovering the movement of the natural world and the rhythm of life.

Born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1949

1973 Graduated from Musashino Art University Oil Painting Department. Moved to France.

1975 Graduated from the Mural Department of the National School of Decorative Arts in France

1985 Foire d'Art Actuel / Belgium ( '87 )

1986 Gallery Jan de Mare / Belgium

Returning to Japan

Exhibition of Young Japanese Artists (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi / Tokyo 1987, 1988 )

1987 Solo Exhibition (Umeda Gallery / Osaka '90, '93, '96, '99, '00, '05, '09, '11, '15 )

1993 Solo Exhibition (Umeda Museum of Modern Art / Osaka '96 )

1992 Textbook (School Book) Junior High School Year 1-3 Cover (~ '99 )

1997 Yomiuri Shimbun Sunday Edition "Pictures are Landscapes" Published Ministry of Construction Road Cleanup Poster

1998 Solo Exhibition (Shibuya Museum of Art / Hiroshima)

1993 Yasui Award Exhibition (Seibu Museum of Art / Tokyo and others)

1994 Kanayama Heizo Award Memorial Art Exhibition (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art , Hyogo)

2003 Yamaha Corporation Calendar National Calendar Exhibition, Japan Printing Industry Federation Chairman's Award

2005 Shinwa Art Museum / Tokyo

2006 Shogakukan "Book Window" cover, featured in every issue since 2006

2008 Exhibited at Art Fair Tokyo 2008, Tokyo International Forum / Tokyo

2009 Cover of "Kaachan" (Kodansha) by Kiyoshi Shigematsu

2011 Solo Exhibition (Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store / Nagoya '14 )

2012 Exhibited at Art Fair Tokyo 2012, Tokyo International Forum , Tokyo

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. Calendar Adoption

2013 Solo Exhibition (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store / Tokyo '16 )

2014 Cover of "The Power of 1%" by Minoru Kamata (Kawade Shobo Shinsha)

2015: Published "Okano Hiroshi Art Collection" (Kyuryudo)

2016 Asahi Shimbun Social Affairs Department author "I'm sorry, Mom, I can't do this anymore" (Gentosha cover)

2017 Solo Exhibition (Ginza Yanagi Gallery / Tokyo)

Currently Independent