Artwork

Series "#hashtag"
This is a series of works that sampled hashtags and icons used in social networking services, which have become commonplace in modern society.
Words are vivid and changeable. Through hashtags, the artist expresses the real and speedy modern society that is constantly changing.
The backgrounds are created by painting dozens of layers of acrylic paint, oil paint, and crayons directly onto the canvas with bare hands to create the texture of aged and dirty walls. On top of this, hashtags and icons that symbolize the social networking society are drawn using the stencil technique, recently popularized by Banksy.
The work has a pop art context, with elements of popularity, trends, mass production society, mass consumption society, symbolic society, virtual images, ephemerality, repetition, sampling, and the non-internal.
I wonder if the current trends, social networking sites, and hashtags will exist forever, or even contemporary art.
This work symbolizes the modern society where it is common to consume and disappear.


Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Crayon on Canvas
116.7 x 91.0 cm (F50) / 46.0 x 35.8 in
2021


Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Crayon on Canvas
53.0 x 45.5 cm (F10) / 21.0 x 18.0 in
2021


Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Crayon on Canvas
53.0 x 45.5 cm (F10) / 21.0 x 18.0 in
2021


Series "icons"
When I went gallery hopping in Chelsea during my stay in New York, I was struck by the coolness of the galleries and the scale of the works, but that was not all.
In the meantime, as I looked at the billboards and neon signs that appeared all over the city, I began to think that their texture and presence were more like contemporary art.
The repetition of a single icon depicts popular material as a symbol of mass consumption, and symbolic society as its object.
In music, there is a technique called sampling, where a part of popular music is cut out and used as a backtrack.
This series is called "Art Sampling" by Yakumotaro.
The common theme in this series is "the beauty of dirt. In this work, I used acrylic and oil paints of the same color. The acrylic is used for the background and the oil for the icons. By applying the oil paint with a painting knife instead of a brush, I intentionally did not apply the paint evenly, but rather unevenly and randomly, creating an atmosphere like that of an aged wall or sign.
It is a work in the context of pop art with a vaguely 90's atmosphere.


MCD Black
Oil,Acrylic on Canvas
72.7 x 53.0 cm (P20) / 28.6x21.0 in
2021


MCD White
Oil,Acrylic on Canvas
72.7 x 53.0 cm (P20) / 28.6x21.0 in
2021


America Black
Oil,Acrylic on Canvas
53.0 x 72.7 cm (P20) / 21.0x28.6 in
2021