Since forming in 2012 Pen etc has hosted exhibitions internationally for a variety of artists. Covering group shows, retrospectives, fairs, and solo showcases Pen etc aims to confidently, and competently showcase artists’ work both in the traditional gallery sense, as well as pushing the boundaries of curatorial restrictions. The editions we publish aim to reinforce our passion for haptic quality within the art industry; the presence of the artist should be felt.
About the Artist
Hiroaki Onuma is one of those artists whose use of pop culture references may go over the head of some – for example your grandparents may not recognise “Blue Eyes White Dragon,” however his exceptional skills when it comes to utilising a variety of mediums is second to none. Skillfully layered oil paintings, and precision use of air brushes create the unique characteristics in Onuma’s paintings – a factor that is gaining recognition within artistic communities. The large scale works have a heavy impact on the viewer, not only through the sheer scale, but the subject matter of a Japanese mythical beast staring down on you has an impressive affect.
“I am absolutely ecstatic to be sharing with you a set of 17 prints created with artist, Hiroaki Onuma. Having been a spectator to Hiro’s work for half a decade it’s truly a privilege to be able to present these individually crafted works on the occasion of LACA: London Asian Contemporary Art. The prints themselves are both an homage to legendary artist and printmaker Shikō Munakata, as well as an appreciation and advancement of Hiro’s own unique style; blending abstract painterly techniques with meticulously applied airbrush.”
Kerr McIlwraith, founder Pen etc.