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Surfing Ochibi XXXIV

Surfing Ochibi XXXIV

This is a unique work

Elena - 1999 - Japan

227.3 x 181.8 cm

Acrylic on Canvas

2024

Regular price Dhs. 92,000.00
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“Surfing Ochibi XXXIV” by Elena is a playful and dynamic artwork that draws inspiration from the iconic “Great Wave off Kanagawa.” In this reimagined version, the traditional wave is replaced with a lively and whimsical array of “Chibi-chan” characters, depicted in black and white. Each “Chibi-chan” figure has its own unique expression and form, adding to the chaotic and harmonious energy of the piece.


The scene is set against a colorful background of pastel clouds in shades of pink, purple, yellow, and blue, creating a dreamy and surreal atmosphere. A stylized Mount Fuji stands calmly in the distance, providing a serene contrast to the energetic motion of the wave and animated figures.


The boats, filled with an assortment of “Chibi-chan” characters, navigate through the fantastical sea, emphasizing themes of adventure and exploration. These small, plump, and rounded figures have been 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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