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Yuichi Yokoyama

Date: 2014-01-13 Category:

Yuichi Yokoyama was born in 1967 in Miyazaki prefecture. After studying oil painting at an art university, he began to draw manga as a medium that best suited his form of expression. To date, he has produced many manga pieces including, “New Engineering”, “Travel”, “NIWA”, “Outdoor”, and “Baby Boom”, which has gained high acclaim both in and out of Japan. Yuichi Yokoyama’s manga, which he describes as “drawing time”, is a clear departure from common story form manga. Dialog is sparse and onomatopoeias such as “do do do do” and “wa-” are boldly used. In an atmosphere that is uncanny but attractive, cool characters freely move around with a sense of speed. This unique expression that Yokoyama himself describes as “neo-manga” has easily oversome the limits of a two dimensional media to superbly draw “time” and “space”. His work brings fresh surprises and excitement to the viewer and has continued to have great impact extending beyound the genre.

Portrait photo by Kasane Nogawa.

Education
1990 B.A., Department of Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo
Collection
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan

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Exhibition Images

Yuichi Yokoyama "This is that, touch it.", 2014、Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan. Photo by Nobutada Omote, Courtesy of ARATANIURANO

Yuichi Yokoyama “This is that, touch it.”, 2014、Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan. Photo by Nobutada Omote, Courtesy of ARATANIURANO

Yuichi Yokoyama "This is that, touch it.", 2014、Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan. Photo by Nobutada Omote, Courtesy of ARATANIURANO

Yuichi Yokoyama “This is that, touch it.”, 2014、Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan. Photo by Nobutada Omote, Courtesy of ARATANIURANO

Yuichi Yokoyama "Aichi Triennale 2013", 2013, Choja-machi Area, Aichi, Japan Photo by Tamotsu Kido, Courtesy of ARATANIURANO

Yuichi Yokoyama “Aichi Triennale 2013″, 2013, Choja-machi Area, Aichi, Japan Photo by Tamotsu Kido, Courtesy of ARATANIURANO

Yuichi Yokoyama "Aichi Triennale 2013", 2013, Choja-machi Area, Aichi, Japan Photo by Tamotsu Kido, Courtesy of ARATANIURANO

Yuichi Yokoyama “Aichi Triennale 2013″, 2013, Choja-machi Area, Aichi, Japan Photo by Tamotsu Kido, Courtesy of ARATANIURANO

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