Since 2014, Susumu Kamijo has been working on a series of colorful drawing depicting poodles, something that has become a sort of the artist’s trademark. His continuous meditation on the forms of the dogs, though, renders many variations. No drawing is the same. Sometimes, the level of detail he attributes to, say, a ear, or a dog’s hair, touches on abstraction — the dog emerging as a puppy or as a menacing and sensuous creature.
Living currently in Brooklyn, Susumo Kamijo is originally from Nagano, Japan. Born in 1975, he moved to the United States when he was 16. There, he completed his BFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of Oregon in 2000, followed by an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of Washington in 2002.