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大島幸子 Sachiko
Oshima
Sachiko
Oshima

Sachiko
Oshima
Profile
  • 1972 Born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1995 University of Surrey, UK
  • 2014 Interior design diploma, Interior Design Institute UK
  • 2017 University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins (interior design short course)
  • 2021 Creative Visionary Program, Nicholas Wilton
  • Lives and works in Athens
  • 01 Exhibitions More

About
the Artist
About
the Artist

Throughout her life, Sachiko Ohshima had drifted in and out of cities and countries, an almost nomadic experience of discovering new facets to not only her surroundings but herself through her extensive travels. Born and raised in Tokyo, from the age of 17 Ohshima would find herself living in such diverse locales as Hong Kong, London, Paris, Chicago, and most recently Athens, with each experience influencing and inspiring her in magical, myriad ways. It is the sunlight, the air, the facades of buildings in each and every locale that are boldly different, and like layers upon layers of paint that has been brushed upon a canvas in multiple coats, these luscious memories accumulate, amalgamate, and coalesce into a single unique aesthetic that Ohshima can unequivocally call her own.
The trajectory of Ohshima’s life reveals as much about her paintings as the artist herself. After receiving a degree in hotel management in the UK, Ohshima worked in the luxury hotel and high fashion industries, calling various corners of the world her home as she moved throughout various cities with her family. Her extensive travels over the past 20 years, wherein Ohshima witnessed first-hand the beautiful homes and renovation projects of her clients, deeply influenced her eye and passion for design, which ultimately lit a spark in the artist to pursue lessons in painting in 2018 with a perspective in interior design. Her lack of professional training in painting, then, can be considered to be the greatest reason her works feature a lack of pretension, a certain haughtiness borne from the weight of art history and the eyes of the industry, and instead, brim with a care-free espirit emanating from the free nature of the artist herself.