Conrad Ouchi’s work creates a fascinating bridge between the art and philosophy of East and West, and examines the ebb and flows between imagination and reality that is creativity. By delving into the metaphysical aspects of ancient Japanese lacquer techniques; Ouchi discovered methods that compelled his art towards the new post modernism that crosses cultures and time. The result is a brilliant, innovative architectural process orchestrated in a varied color palette. It embraces the paradox of artist’s elements of the distant past reappearing in the plastic imaging and pixalization of electronic art pervading our everyday lives.
What is imagined becomes reality; what is real becomes the imagined. What is ancient pushes forward past the contemporary, to become a fresh and thoroughly personal statement of modernist minimalism.