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Fumio 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 plightalette, 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, , and movement.

Fumio Sawa Fine Art  has been offering the highest 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.  2014 brought relocation to Trinidad, Colorado, and a new gallery name, Fumio Sawa Fine Art, a more realistic choice as the gallery’s primary function is representation of the artist who has been called, without hyperbole, the greatest living creator of abstract art in the world today. 

You will not find abstract visual art in New York, San Francisco, or Santa Fe, in Tokyo, London, or Paris comparable to the inimitable creations of Fumio Sawa in FSFA Gallery.  You also will not find the variety and quality of American and European Art Glass in any other gallery in the western United States.

The ingenious use of color and composition in Fumio’s pictures produces a sense of peace, at once thrilling and joyful. And, while utterly contemporary in expression, he manages to retain a hint of the delicate traditions of ancient Japan.

Whether in a private home, a Corporate Boardroom, or a Bank Lobby, the artist’s work speaks of strength and innovation simultaneously. Fumio’s seemingly endless invention and his skill of execution result in abstract art with a remarkable interplay of emotion and logic. A large format enhances the vitality and power of the art, the viewer’s eye drawn into its depths, moving through its multiple layers in harmony with its symphony of color, line, light, and movement.

The finest art, sensitive and profound, such as that offered at FSFA, is a window through which we are able to gaze upon a dream, an ideal, a philosophy, a challenge, a sense of our inner potential, the inspiration to be found in beauty. The most wonderful thing about the highest level of art, such as Fumio’s, is that it touches you intimately and spontaneously, you simply have to bathe in its radiance and allow its benefits to inform your life. 

Fumio’s abstract works speak for themselves. That language is eloquent. Come and engage in that rich conversation for yourself at Fumio Sawa Fine Art.

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