Paul Horiuchi

Paul Horiuchi

"I believe that the art of painting, and the painting itself, should convey a feeling of serene satisfaction and inner harmony."

The great Northwest Artist, Paul Horiuchi, exclusively exhibited his major collage paintings with the Woodside/Braseth Gallery,  (the Northwest’s oldest Fine Art gallery), from 1966 until his death in 1999.

John Braseth,  (Owner & Director of the Woodside/Braseth Gallery) was requested and honored by the Artist’s widow, Bernadette Horiuchi to give her husband’s eulogy at St. Paul Catholic Church in Seattle, to a filled-to-capacity church of mourner’s and celebrants.

Woodside/Braseth Gallery is the primary dealer for the major Northwest Artists of our great region for over 50 years. We have placed over 3,000 artworks by Paul Horiuchi in Museums, Corporate Collections and Private Residences.

Horiuchi was born in 1906 on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi, Japan. As a child he learned calligraphy and later studied sumi techniques under the artist, Iketani. After, he moved to Seattle in 1946 he studied with Zen Master, Takazaki, who introduced him to Mark Tobey. In 1954, Paul Horiuchi executed his first collage, a medium that would later become his hallmark.

Starting in the 1950s, Paul Horiuchi immersed himself in experimentation with the medium of collage, elevating it to a level beyond the purely decorative and exploring its relationship to both traditional Japanese sources and contemporary American principles of abstraction.

Horiuchi said that his collages are "attempts to produce areas of peace and serenity with which to balance the sensationalism- the fast, hard tempo- of our time." Through his skillful use of paint and Japanese rice paper he has become a master at communicating this wish to his audience.

Narrow Passage | 16" x 12" | mixed media collage on paper | 1984

Cathedral | 31" x 18.5" | mixed media collage on paper | 1983

Colors From the Past | 31.25" x 41" | mixed media collage

9 Illustrations for Yomiuri Newspaper | 16.25" x 20" | watercolor on paper | 1968

From the Past III | 21.5" x 12.5" | college on board | 1963

Rain | 25" x 40" | mixed media collage on board | 1956

Vertical Forms In Nature | 37" x 18" | mixed media collage on board

Remnants of the Past | 43.5" x 54" | mixed media collage

Suspended Forms | 30.5" x 62.5" | collage on board | c.1960

Autumn Series II | 35.25" x 24.25" | collage on board | c.1960's

Poetry From the Past | 36"x 72" | collage on antique Japanese screen

From the Depths | 41" x 43.75" | mixed media collage on canvas | 1962

Into the Past | 27.75" x 79.75" | collage on antique Japanese screen | 1973

Segments From the Past #2 | 18" x 14" | collage on paper board | 1983

Forms in Blue | 35.5" x 27.5" | mixed media collage | c. 1980

Compatibility (Diptych) | 30.75" x 27" | casein collage on board

Autumn | 37.25" x 45.75" | mixed media collage on canvas | 1967

Memory | 13.5" x 20" | collage mixed media | 1968

Tangible Remembrance of a Cultural Past | 57.25" x 46" | casein collage on canvas

Substance of Time | 46.25” x 97.5” | collage on antique Japanese screen

Colors & Poetry from the Past | 36.25" x 70.5" | mixed media collage on antique Japanese screen

Transition of Nature | 72" x 97" | collage & casein on canvas | 1980

Poem | 24" x 20" | mixed media collage | 1986

Segments From Oblivion | 33" x 42" | mixed media collage | 1968

Autumn with Rocks | 43" x 52" | mixed media collage on canvas | 1966

Written Word Passed | 19" x 15" | mixed media collage | 1970

Form Follows Form I | 30" x 41" | mixed media collage | 1986

Poet and Poems of the Past | 18" x 15" | mixed media collage | 1988

Blue Surrounded by Colors | 43" x 33" | mixed media collage on canvas | 1982

Untitled | 24" x 22" | mixed media collage

Perception in Time | 61" x 50" | mixed media collage

The Floating Bridge | 9" x 12" | watercolor on paper

Forms in Color and Shape | 25" x 20" | mixed media collage

Poetry in Tranquility #3 | 13" x 9" (Image size) | mixed media collage

Autumn Landscape | 13" x 20" | collage | 1975

Ode to Autumn | 29" x 41" | mixed media casein | 1957

From a Kabuki Play | 40.75" x 27.25" | collage & mixed media on board | 1979

Warm Silence - Quiet Colors | 49.5" x 37.5" | mixed media collage on canvas

Composition in Brown | 27" x 21" | mixed media collage

Segments of Antiquity | 25.5" x 18.5" | mixed media collage | 1985

Mood Reflection | 30" x 50" | mixed media collage on panel | 1979

Aesthetic Remnants of the Past | 38" x 72" | Collage on Antique Japanese Screen | 1983

Separation in Color | 39" x 52" | Collage on Canvas | 1981

Tales of the Past | 20" x 15" | Collage on Board | c. 1970

Classic Celebration | 72" x 118" | Collage Mixed Media on Canvas | 1990