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Hisaya Taira

 (Born 1960)
Hisaya Taira is active/lives in Japan.  Hisaya Taira is known for Photorealist painting.

Biography   Hisaya Taira

Hisaya Taira b. 1960, Japanese

Taira first began producing photorealistic paintings based on photographs after he graduated from university.   As a university student he worked in an abstract style, but he long had faith in his detailed drawing ability, and drawing photos during pauses in his work would gradually set him on a path of photorealism.  His subjects were "ordinary scenes" of urban Japan and North America.   His first photorealist paintings span the last half of the 1980s through the early 90s when he painted scenes of suburban Japan.   Starting around the mid-90s, his main subject was North America:  "In America there are ordinary scenes of extraordinary quality.  Whe   ...  Displaying 750 of 1846 characters.

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