In his oil paintings of Alaskan mountain ranges, Japanese artist Tohru Aizawa creates tension between realism and abstraction, giving his works a dream-like quality.

He paints mountains with a stylized realism that conveys the Alaskan landscape’s theatricality, imbuing it with mythic and eternal grandeur.


Furthermore, in many of Aizawa’s paintings these mountain ranges are surrounded by arrangements of abstract lines and shapes.

These regions often suggest stormy skies and windswept snow plains, and are executed in the same tone and hue as the mountain ranges.

However, they easily give themselves over to abstraction, creating rhythm and guiding the eye over the canvas. In doing so, these abstract areas in Aizawa’s paintings bolster the mythic import of the Alaskan scenery he depicts so compellingly.

He paints immense mountains that seem to be weightless,
floating in a timeless abstract plane, isolated from their surrounding landscapes.
By depicting these massive subjects so as to render them weightless.
Aizawa demonstrates the transformative capacities of the intelligent artistm.


 世界的な芸術家ピカソやダリを生んだ国、スペインに本部を持つ芸術家の審査機関、A.M.S.C.(Art Maison Selecting Committee=アートメゾン美術評論家選考委員会)は、スペインの宗教絵画や彫刻等に多くの著書を持つスペイン国立・プラド美術館専属美術評論家ペドロ フランシスコ ガルシア グティエレス氏が長年の研究の中で、歴史上日本の美術が欧米の作家に大きな影響を与えていることに着目し、 世界の美術愛好家や芸術家がより多くの日本の芸術家を知るためのバイブル「ART MAISON」を刊行するために、西ヨーロッパで活躍中の著名美術評論家や画商を選考委員に任命し、1996年に組織化した委員会です。