Osamu Giovanni Micico - Painting Course
Osamu Giovanni Micico is a Japanese-born classically trained figurative painter, who has been based in Europe for more than a decade, mainly in Florence, Italy. He earned a Bachelor degree in Art Restoration from Marist college – Institute Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence in 2010, where he studied the materials and techniques of the old masters such as Fresco, egg tempera, oil, silverpoint etc. He then obtained a diploma in academic drawing, painting, and composition at the Russian Academy of Art in Florence currently Florence Classical Academy in 2014. He has also benefitted from the unique opportunity to study these subjects under international masters, such as Sergey Chubirko in Florence and Yimaukun in Taiwan.
He has worked for commissions of narrative works which take a good part of his artistic productions, in particular, sacred artworks. His previous work experiences in theater and film also infuse in the form of theatrical and poetic narratives not only in his multifigure compositions but also portraits, still lives, and landscapes.
Osamu Giovanni’s works have also been exhibited and acquired by private collections in 4 continents. He has held solo shows in Florence (Italy), Lyon (France), and Taipei (Taiwan) and many group shows in Europe, in Asia and in the United States. He won the international painting competition held by MissArteModaItalia in 2016 in Livorno, Italy, and in the following year, he was shortlisted in Figurativas 2017 at European Museum of Modern Art(MEAN),
Barcelona(Spain). Among his most accomplished works to date is “Holy Mother of Sorrow and Hope” for the historically significant chapel, in Urakami Cathedral of Nagasaki, Japan, which commemorates the victims of the atomic bombing in 1945.