ABOUT

yoshi47

Artist / Painter

 

 

Born in 1981 in Gifu prefecture, and raised in Aichi pref. At the age of twenty, he moved to California, USA to pursue an art career. He spent four years in the Bay area doing live painting and participating in both solo exhibitions and art events. While living in San Francisco, he discovered a small group of avid bicyclists and became a bike messenger. It was through his experience as a courier that he found his essence of life and the conceptual basis for his art.
 

  In 2006, he returned to Japan. Initially he lived in Tokyo, where he continued to work as a messenger and became involved in the bicycle industry. He eventually relocated to Kariya City for two and a half years to focus on his artistic and business endeavors. In 2010, he spent eight months in Tochigi and afterward returned to Tokyo, then now he moved to a countryside, Atsumi Peninsula, where he can trail bike ride, surfing, fishing, organic-farming and snowboarding. He is involved in illustration, company / collaborative projects, mural painting, and continues to exhibit his artwork worldwide, such as America, France, Australia, China, Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Sweden.

 

 

 

  16歳の時にBREAKINGを始め、そしてGRAFFITIを始める。20歳の時にアメリカ、カリフォルニアに渡り、ストリートアートというものに出会う。アメリカの色々な州にてライブペイント、個展、アートイベントなどにて活躍し、その後サンフランシスコにてバイクメッセンジャーとなり、そのコミュニティーの中にて生きるための本当の意味を見いだし、その後に日本に帰国、東京にてメッセンジャーとなる。現在はメッセンジャーをやめ、サーファー、スノーボーダー、オーガニックファーマーとして活動しながら愛知県は渥美半島にて絵を描く毎日をすごしつつ、日本、アメリカ、フランス、中国、オーストラリア、カナダ、メキシコ、スウェーデン、台湾などにてグループ展や、個展、壁画をメインに活動し、そして東京を代表するストリートアート集団81BASTARDSの一員としての活動や、NIKE、PUMA、SWATCH、BEAMS、JOURNAL STANDARDなど様々な企業とコラボレーションなどをしている。