The OMG Art Hub continues at OMG it’s small! Where Sea to Sky artists come together. In case you didn’t know, the OMG Art Hub showcases established and emerging local painters, designers, and sculptors. This October, we are so lucky to have two amazing local artists exhibit their work, Taka Sudo and Jace Kim.

Taka Sudo was born and raised in Tokyo and now calls BC his home. Living in these two contrasting worlds has had a big impact on Taka’s art, helping create an art style that’s truly unique. But you know what really fuels his creativity? Connecting with incredibly talented people from all corners of the globe.

Find Taka and his artwork at the OMG Art Hub from October 1st to 31st. Please contact us to purchase and for availability. 

A Conversation with Taka Sudo

OMG: What was your inspiration behind the pieces in this exhibit?

Taka: Mixing “urban elements & organic elements”, “bold & subtle”, “maximalism & minimalism”.

OMG: Can you describe your creative process or technique and how you approached making these pieces?

Taka: My artwork is mash-up of abstract elements – neon, neutrals, newspaper clippings, and photo collages. I blend these into organic shapes, to find out strong true energy among real and unreal. Those scattered various elements in abstraction are the representation of our environment, existence, daily life, current affairs, information, and each person’s passion, energy etc. Through the adventure between reality and abstraction, you may be able to find your own neutral spot.

OMG What are your plans for future artistic projects or exhibitions?

Taka: I am planning some exhibitions, events and projects later this year and in 2024 (TBA). As I’m a skier, I’m now getting ready and excited for coming winter season!

OMG: Where else can we find your artwork?

Taka: You can find my murals around the city, in some commercial spaces, such as restaurant, cafes and offices. You can check these out on my website or on Instagram.

I’m currently showing at Looks Great Gallery at Bentall Centre in Downtown Vancouver.

I’m also helping art direction for a local brewery called the ”Hypha Project”. My work and the collaborative work with Jace Kim can be found on Hypha beer cans.