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Osamu Paints

Drawing influence from their Japanese and Eastern European roots, experiences as a jeweler and painter, improvisations with dancers, and their studies of traditional Japanese music, Devon Osamu Tipp’s (they/them) artwork focuses on rhythmic and timbral transmutation of cyclical materials. By manipulating paint with palette knives, rags, brushes, and fingers, Tipp strives to create an emotional topographical landscape that viewers can inhabit in a deeply personal way while maintaining a birds eye view of the work.


Tipp’s artwork’s have been displayed across Pittsburgh. They were awarded second place for his work at the 2010 Saul Bell Design Award, Emerging Artist Category. Their multi-media collaborations include work with Pittsburgh based composers Emerson Voss, Mark Micchelli, Jason Belcher, and the improvising ensemble How Things Are Made. They maintain a small studio in Highland Pittsburgh PA where they teaches shakuhachi and works as a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh.

See current for sale works at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Osamupaints