About

Tony Okura-Martins

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Lives & works in London, UK

 

My mind is in a constant turmoil of ideas which manifest themselves during the creation of my art, be it in clay, paper, photography or even in a piece of software. The urge to materialise these ideas is kindled by research, exploration of materials and techniques which my mixed background of science, technology and arts gives a wide range of possibilities.

I am inspired by nature and the constant interaction of its constituents, water, earth, fire, wind, light, dark, life and death and I feel that my art represents the capture of a single point in time, frozen but not immutable.

The synergies of the different cultures in my brazilian-japanese background and scientific
and artistic academic studies lend a unique slant to my work in which I seek to convey
and evoke the senses of beauty, simplicity and raw feelings towards nature and our interaction with it.

CV

Education

2002 - 2004 BTec Ceramics Community College

1989 - 1993 BSc Biology - Mackenzie Universty - BR

 

Exhibitions & Festivals

2018 - Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition Brazil & England

 Special Guest   01-March to  01-April

2017 - 30a Salao de Arte - SP - BR - 31/10 a 04/11

2017 - 11th Great Expo of Art Bunkyo - SP - BR - 21 a 29 Oct

2017 - lº Mostra de Arte Cerâmica no Centro 

           Universitario Maria Antonio da USP - 14/09 a 28/01

2017 - II Universo Ceramico Assembleia  Legislativa SP 14 -25 Aug17

2017 - lº Mostra de Arte Cerâmica na Fundação Romi - Santa Bárbara

 d´Oeste - 11/08-01/09

2017 -1st Mostra de ArtCeramica Museum Luiz de Queiroz -

 Piracicaba-SP-BR    21/06 -21/07

2017 - Japanese Pavilion - Art/Ceramic - SP BR

2016 - 29a Salao de Arte - SP - BR

2016 - 10th Great Expo of Art Bunkyo - SP - BR

2016 - "Universo Ceramico" Assembleia Legislativa SP

           04-14 October 2016 - 3rd Place

2016 - Art Rooms 2016 23-25 Jan 2016

2015 - "Manifested Synergies" - European Medicine Agency - London

1 Oct 2015 - 04 Jan 2016

2015 - 9th Great Expo of Art Bunkyo  11-18 Oct 2015

            Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Japonesa

2014 - 8th Great Expo of Art Bunkyo 

2013 - 7th Great Expo of Art Bunkyo - Silver Medal

2013 - Julien's Gallery - Los Angeles - T4C London  Winners

2012 - T4C Thank you for Creating Public Vote Winner

2012 - London Photo Festival

2012 - In Transit - The Kiernan Gallery

Publications

2012 - In Transit - Kiernan Gallery

2012 - The Unreal - Kiernan Gallery.

2012 - Anake Goodall - Paralympics London 2012