As humans we have many different ideas, beliefs and perspectives throughout the world. That’s what makes this small blue dot we live on so beautiful, so amazing, and so frightening and divisive. Like a lot of us in search for harmony, success, peace and meaning in our lives, it can often feel like a sprint, or a race. And sometimes we overlook the simplest things that are the most fulfilling things in our world. Russell Miyaki has different story themes in his art with a goal to help people experience a “pause” from the tumultuous world we are in.
Russell Miyaki established a unique technique of design markers onto metallic paper called “marker paintings”. He hand painted every single card that went out the door utilizing a hand cut stencil in order to marker in vibrant colours that seemed to swirl and come to life right on the surface of the metallic paper. This became a distinctive look that adorned the shelves of many boutique gift and gallery stores across the US.
Currently, the artist work with oils, pigment sticks and acrylics on canvas, wall board and plexiglass layers. He is greatly inspired by the works of August Macke, Franz Marc, Willem De Kooning and Jean-Michel Basquiat.