Bakufu Ohno was born in Tokyo. He moved to Kansai after the great Kantou earthquake in 1923. Ohno exhibited oil paintings at Teiten in 1929. He was an honorary member of the Hyogo Prefecture Academy of Fine Arts, and a member of Taiheiyogakai. | eBay!
Inspiration for this piece came from the works of Gerhardt Richter. I wanted to see if I could use one of his latest techniques for creating abstract art and make it my own using abstract paint rather than oils. With this design I wanted to create a colorful representation of the readings you might see from a heavy earthquake from which I derived the title: Richter 09 or level 9 in reference to magnitude on the Richter Scale.
Oil on canvas 48 x 60 inches This painting was made while thinking about the Cliff House in San Francisco. It survived the 1906 earthquake only to be burned down in 1907. Some people see the yellow and orange in the house and think of warm homes on foggy evenings. Others, usually familiar with the house's history, see flames.