In “The Courtesan and the Warrior,” rising pop artist Vincent De Pio showcases a special preview of his artworks for Art Formosa, the upcoming international art fair in Taipei, Taiwan. After exhibits in Art Kaohsiung (Taiwan, 2016), Art Stage Jakarta (Indonesia, 2016), and Animamix Biennale (Indonesia, 2017), Vincent continues his streak of success with “The Courtesan and the Warrior.” He paints on canvas, actual kimonos, and folded paper, or ‘origami’ with his signature expressive and pop culture flair, situating the timeless Japanese icons of geisha, samurai, and sumo wrestlers in contemporary settings, lending humor and dynamism to a universal point of contention. Vincent cleverly combines past with present to illustrate ancient traditions grappling with modern industry – a delicate balancing act performed by many cultures worldwide.