Size:?H33.1 x W23.4in (H84.2 x W59.6cm, image size) No Frame
Delivery Time:?2 weeks
After studying oil painting at an art university, Yokoyama 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 arrtactive, cool characters freely move around with a sense of speed. This unique expression that Yokohama 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.
This image is a scene from Yokoyama’s manga titled “Baby Boom”. An adult with a bird-like face and a little furry baby chick-like creature sets off across a pond on a boat. The story progresses from right to left, starting from the top right-hand corner. Yokoyama chose this scene, because the character “baby” in the right-hand cell of the second row is depicted the cutest here, out of all the drawings of “baby” in the book. The book was printed in color and includes this artwork in the same colors as shown here. Through the manga “Baby Boom”, Yokoyama attempts to convey the humor in cuteness. As he observed innocent children’s adorable behavior, he found a comical side to their cuteness.
detail of the artwork At the exhibition, on the left side.
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