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Artists

The list of artists presented here is by no means exhaustive and is only a representative overview of associated artists. Some work closely together as friends or in exhibitions or group projects. Others may not even agree on the associations that that others apply to them. That is in part the aim of Fantastic Visions is to document the history and weave of relationships. The other intent is to present the wealth of creativity, imagination and skill of these artists.

Tetsuya Ishida

Tetsuya Ishida

Tetsuya Ishida was a Japanese painter, best known for his surreal portrayal of an ordinary Japanese life. He was accidentally killed by a train in 2005. Ishida’s works feature three major themes: Japan’s identity and role in today’s world; Japan’s social and academic educational structures, and Japanese people’s struggles to adapt to social and technological changes in Japan’s contemporary life.

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Shoji Tanaka

Shoji Tanaka

Shoji Tanaka was born 1957 in Toyama, Japan. From 1977 he spent three years living and studying in France. His paintings draw upon images from the Middle Ages, while also re-interpreting various sources of literature. After discovering the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, he then commenced researching classical painting techniques.

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Satoshi Sakamoto

Satoshi Sakamoto

The inspiration for his artwork is often drawn from common everyday things, sometimes even rubbish that people don’t notice. He magnifies the neglected senses into a grand scale, through a process similar to divination or mediumism. Philosophically he is influenced by Rudolf Steiner.

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Featured Artist Peter Gric