Kota Ezawa is a contemporary painter, illustrator, and filmmaker. Kota Ezawa was born in Colgone, Germany in the year 1969. Ezawa is renown for computer animated films loosely based on actual historical events.
Ezawa began his collegiate career in Germany attending the Staatliche Kunstakademie located in Düsseldorf, Germany. The artist went on to study at the San Francisco Art Institute where he earned a B.F.A. Ezawa went on to earn a M.F.A. from Stanford University.
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In this clip Ezawa talks about his experience as Artist in Residence at the Minneapolis Institute of Art:
The artist is based out of San Fransisco, California.
Ezawa has also created books.
Below the artist recreates the New Jersey boardwalk from his childhood that was ruined by Hurrican Sandy:
Kota Ezawa’s style is modernist with an emphasis on color. With his palette and large flat planes of color Ezawa brings to mind the art of Julian Opie. Both artists use the computer in the process of creating their art.