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Surfing Ochibi ⅩⅩⅣ

Surfing Ochibi ⅩⅩⅣ

This is a unique work

Elena - 1999 - Japan

72.7 x 91cm

Acrylic on Canvas


Regular price Dhs. 36,700.00
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“Surfing Ochibi ⅩⅩⅩⅣ” by Elena features her iconic fictional character, “Chibi-chan,” in a vibrant and dynamic scene inspired by the legendary “Great Wave off Kanagawa.” In this imaginative reworking, the traditional wave is replaced by a lively and whimsical array of “Chibi-chan” characters, depicted in black and white. Each “Chibi-chan” has a unique expression and form, creating a sense of chaotic harmony as they navigate the undulating waves.

The background is a colorful blend of pastel clouds and psychedelic swirls in shades of pink, purple, yellow, and blue, adding a dreamy and surreal atmosphere to the artwork. A stylized Mount Fuji, depicted in serene tones, stands in the distance, contrasting with the energetic motion of the waves and animated figures.

The boats, filled with an array of “Chibi-chan” characters, traverse this fantastical sea, highlighting themes of adventure and exploration. These small, plump, and rounded figures have served as emotional companions for Elena from her teenage years to the present day, guiding her through life’s challenges. “Chibi-chan” symbolizes the path to a bright and new life, and their unique yet serene forms emerge and disappear amidst the captivating waves.

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