Rick Osaka is a Japanese American artist based in Los Angeles, California.  His paintings are twists on natural forms using acrylic on canvas.   His twisted subjects include imaginary flowers that suggest a newly discovered floral species.  He uses saturated colors, patterns, repetitions, and blurred shapes to accomplish a level of complexity that still retains a simple concept.  Every painting advances the ideas of formal compositions.   He has shown at venues ranging from the university gallery to the alternative art space in Los Angeles and New York City.  His painting “The Commuter” won the First Prize at the Irvine Fine Arts Center judged by Michael Darling, curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  He was an art/design teacher from 2002 to 2021 at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA.   He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.