The Art of Troy Gua
Tahoma, After Hokusai

IMMACULATE DISASTERS

2016 - 2018

In thinking about creating a series of landscapes, I decided to pay homage to the serene and idyllic landscapes of ukiyo-e, traditional Japanese wood block prints and masters like Hokusai and Hiroshige. I've always admired their beautiful imagery and composition, and I set out to craft my own images using the landscapes I grew up in as source material. As I began designing and revising the images, the palette exploded into technicolor, and I began to imagine these scenes as futuristic Utopias, which then took on an apocalyptic bend, betraying where my mind was regarding our planet in 2016.

©2016-2018 TROY GUA