WHO IS KOSONO ?
Kosono Okina is a Nintendo game designer and painter from Kyoto, Japan. Her father, a painter, gave her a gifted education, and she began painting with ink and watercolor at an early age. She studied oil painting at an art high school and won many awards at public exhibitions. After graduating at the top of her class, she went on to study computer art and architectural design at Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) as a special student, where she won many more awards for her work that combined fine and computer art. In the 2000s, with the coming of the age of computers, she started to be interested in video-game art, so she joined Nintendo. She made many contributions to Nintendo's art scene, creating artwork for many of their multi-million-selling titles such as the Mario and Zelda series. Now, she has moved to Sacramento, the beautiful and artistic city that she loves, and is continuing to move forward by combining the fine art she has been involved in with the most advanced digital art techniques, and also involving Sacramento street art in her style, opening up an artistic path that no one has ever seen before. She continues to move forward. She says I am always "in a parallel universe of art. I have no sense of trends or fads, I always see a way to fit the theme of the painting, and my blank canvas tells me its own story, and I just write it. Look! Her world is colorful, her world is so fashionable and edge. Her world is an explosion of emotions, sometimes witty and eccentric, othertimes decadent and lascivious. In all of her paintings, there is a story and a real life. The secret door is now open, which story do you want to read first?