The Art of Yamaguchi Akira
The Art of Yamaguchi Akira
The Art of Yamaguchi Akira

The Art of Yamaguchi Akira

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The Art of Yamaguchi Akira
by Yamaguchi Akira
2004
96 pages
18.5 x 26 x 1 cm
Soft cover with plastic sleeve

Young painter Akira Yamaguchi has taken Japan's art world by storm. His work combines the techniques of classical Japanese painting with the observant eye of a modern-day Peter Breughel and the humor and draftsmanship of a manga cartoonist. Yamaguchi's landscapes of the imagination, compressions of time and space, and quixotic human/machine figures combine Eastern and Western sensibilities and techniques into artwork that transcends exoticism.

This beautiful volume collects the artist's work from the past decade, including several pieces never before published, allowing Western readers to share the delight of Japanese critics and audiences in this fresh, new view of the world. Also included are an introduction by art historian Yuji Yamashita, 80 pages of full-color illustrative plates, and a magnifying glass for enhanced viewing of painting details.

Published by University of Tokyo Press

YAMAGUCHI AKIRA

Yamaguchi Akira (b. 1969, Tokyo, Japan) graduated in 1996 with a M.A in Oil Painting and in 1994, a B.A. in Oil Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan. Some of his solo exhibitions include Muromachi Resonance, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2016), Matsuyama Shift, The Museum of Art, Ehime Prefacture, Japan (2016), YAMAGUCHI Akira: Stepping Back to Seek the Underneath, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan (2015) and SINGA-PLANET, Japan Creative Center, Singapore (2011). He engaged in numerous group exhibitions in Japan and the United States. He was also awarded with a runner-up prize for the 4th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award of Celebration in 2013 and 2001 respectively. His artworks are in the collection of  Narita International Airport, Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan, Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Shiga, Japan, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia amongst many others. Yamaguchi Akira lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

The Art of Yamaguchi Akira