Traces – Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on May 1st, 2015

Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.

Traces ( 痕跡 Konseki ) is a collection of photo-realistic oil paintings by Japanese artist Osamu Bi. I first introduced his work in the book review for Beautiful Female Portraits.

Osamu-san uses oil paint as his primary medium with a focus on female nudes. Besides his personal work Osamu-san also serves as an adjunct instructor at his alma mater Musashino Art University in Tokyo.

Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book

Osamu-san details the working method, albeit outdated for one of his pieces (image above) on his website here.

Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book
Traces - Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book

A sensuous collection of beautiful, photo-realistic nude art by a highly accomplished painter. Recommended.

“Traces – Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings” book details :

Dimensions – 10.1 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
Soft cover, 160 pages
Full color, in Japanese ( contains mostly art work )

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3 Responses to “Traces – Osamu Bi Photoreal Paintings Art Book Review”

Chris

I preface this comment by saying that I haven’t viewed any of this artists works live, or viewed the artbook in question, but is it really correct to call these photo-realist? To me, just judging from the images presented here, the works seem to embrace their painted-ness, rather than seeking to erase it in favor something else (a self-aware effort at mimicing photography). So, they seem less intent on problematizing naturalistic tendencies in painted art as embracing those tendencies. In other words, the images above seem to me to be obviously paintings, and happily so, rather than “photographs” but really paintings and critically so.

Again, this is really commenting in ignorance on my part, just judging from the examples you’ve posted above.

yonghow

Chris – Thanks for the comment. Admittedly, I didn’t give too much though when deciding on a title for this post but simply used what came to my mind and felt right. On hindsight, you’re probably right. Perhaps “life-like” paintings would be a better description. :]

Petit Orenji

This artbook should be called, “Women Have Breasts.” Lol.
I still haven’t found a nude male art book that isn’t pornographic or for gay people :(

You’ll let me know if you find any, won’t you?