One of my favorite painters is Magritte–I can look at his work for hours on time without getting bored. One of my greatest regrets when I was living and working in Belgium was that the Magritte Museum was under construction and set to open just after my time in Brussels was up! I haven’t gotten there yet but I plan to and, as anyone who knows me knows, it might take me several years but I will get there. Magritte was actually the first person I thought of when I saw Kiro Uehara’s art (pictured above). Uehara is a Japanese artist born in 1949 in Niigata, Japan. He studied art at the Tokyo Art University and became a professional artist in 1969. My friend came across the mixed media collage above in an art gallery while she was out exploring one day. I’ve found a few other examples of his work online and love his collages. To be honest, surrealism is not my favorite art style (Magritte excepted) but Uehara’s work above feels like a Japanese daydream to me just perfect for a lazy day.