Okada is interested in analog noise, NES bugs, and other early digital phenomena that are now disappearing, and his painting expression explores the middle ground between digital and analog.
“ When I first saw a buggy NES image, I immediately and intuitively decided to copy it onto canvas. It was my first experience with bugs, and at the same time, it looked like a perfect painting. But when I tried to copy the image directly onto the canvas, something would fall out. In pursuit of that something, I have tried different ways of painting, such as splashing some fresh paint on the canvas, or turning the canvas upside down. Even today, everyday life is filled with errors, failures, and other things that are similar to bugs on the NES. At that time, human confusion, become unconscious, and impossibility to make decisions are the result.We must go into that state of confusion.And then, to come back with a new judgment.At a moment’s notice, such an experience and my work sometimes overlap. “– Shun Okada
1992 Born in Ibaraki, Japan 2016 Tama Art University Graduate School Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Painting completion 2017 Tokyo Zokei University of Fine Art Department of Painting Major graduated