Fumio Sawa received his training in Fine Arts in Kyoto, Japan, where he studied both Western and Japanese art. For the first twenty years of his career he worked primarily in watercolor and oils. Since 1999, Fumio has been developing his unique combinations of line drawings which balance color and movement. Fumio spends hundreds of hours drawing and painting each piece, using a wacom tablet and pen as his brush and a computer screen as his canvas. His experience in water color guides his hand as he explores the limits of his new palette, ranging from thin layers and subtle nuances to bold application of color and form. Many of the pieces are created entirely by thousands of interlaced and layered lines. The result is an astounding sense of depth and contrast creating a three dimensional illusion which appears to generate its own sources of light. His work draws on the line patterns, movement of light, and changing shapes in waves and ripples of water. The dance of shadow across a single leaf or sweeping across a garden of trees and flowers may inspire a new creation. The melody and rhythm of wind, birds in flight and classical music all find their ways into his creations. These pieces fuse the complex and often contradictory interplay of emotion and logic, creating graceful imagery in infinite variations of line, shape, and color. A solid composition speaks of stability and tradition, while the bold and innovative use of line, color and movement gives a progressive, cutting edge feeling to this contemporary work. A large format enhances the life and joy of the art, as the viewer’s eye is drawn into its depths, and dances through the paintings to the symphony of color, line, light, and movement.
Fumio Sawa relocated to Trinidad, Colorado, in 2014. He opened a new gallery: Fumio Sawa Fine Art, which offers quality, unique abstract visual art and art glass for over twelve years. The gallery operated in Kansas City, Missouri as Hyde Park Gallery, LLP from 2006 to 2014. Wed-Sat 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm. $10/$8 child & seniors 65+. Military free through Labor Day. Members free. Timed tickets at sdc-arts.org. Must wear mask.