Keiko Genka graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Art and Design in 1997. Coming from an eastern culture her ideal world existed in colorfully illustrated books of foreign cities. To this day Keiko Genka continues to carry out her childhood fantasies in her paintings.
Her love and admiration for foreign places was so strong that she has chosen to live here and not in her home country of Japan. Keiko says, “Although I now realize the beauty of simplicity and subtly in my own culture, I still try to capture the excitement I experienced in those western books from my teenage years.
You can see this beauty and excitement when you look at Keiko Genka's work. Her colors fill the canvas as if it is a window onto a busy urban streetscape. Genka can make small town street corners and local beer garden establishments have the excitement and vitality of Times Square in New York.
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