Artist Masato Watanabe depicts delicate paintings of Japan through his signature watercolor medium. Whether capturing scenic landscapes or the hustle and bustle of city life, Watanabe's works embody a raw and honest quality.
The incredibly detailed portraits range from images of busy streets and transit buses to quieter and sublime portraits of a marina filled with boats. Based in Ashiya, Japan, Masato Watanabe transforms a traditional medium with his candid urban imagery.
The artist's paintings of Japan capture the country's rural and urban areas and are complex and captivating. The works invite viewers to imagine life within the busy city. Boasting an impeccable amount of detail, these images are not only visually striking but also manage to capture urban dwellers mid-movement -- a detail that adds multiple dimensions to each piece.
Urban Watercolor Portraits
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