Akyuum × ROOTOTE
This time, we will introduce the works of Akyuum, an illustrator and product designer, divided into three themes.
The first time is " Wonderstreet "
An illustrator who is attracting attention for his unique idea of blending realism with mysterious creativity that is not easy to understand at first glance, based on the concept of fantasy realistic.
Also, at the moment he does not show his true face and has a mysterious feeling such as using his own painting instead of an artist photo, but he has a long career as an in-house art director / designer, The hesitation in the existing framework that I feel there and the thoughts that protrude are the driving force for my creation.
There is no answer or goal for techniques such as illustration and drawing, which rely only on the senses that one feels inside oneself from everyday life. is producing
Group exhibition " Trial & Error "
2000 Graduated from Department of Graphics, Tama Art University
NHK Digital Stadium Award (Video work)
Office worker art director and designer
2014 Illustrated Notebook 15th Notebook Exhibition Jury Prize
2018 Group Exhibition Tambourine Gallery ”Human Museum”
2019 Group Exhibition Tambourine Gallery ”Human Museum”
2021 Selected for Illustration the Choice
2022 Illustration the Choice runner-up
As I walk along the road, I sometimes come across strange things that make me laugh. For example, when you pass by a bamboo grove, birds chirp loudly all at once, giving you the feeling that they are sending out a message. A scene where the barrier comes down when you try to cross.
Also, when I'm walking on a road or town I've never been before, wondering what kind of world will unfold, I happen to come across the most brilliant and wonderful shop in my life.
I think that being curious, imagining, and being excited are important essences in our lives. Everything is in front of us now, but it is by no means the only thing. We have an accumulation of treasured memories, a funny mechanism that allows us to laugh a little when they fit together with what happened in the past, and never forget what we are attracted to.
While thinking about such things, the theme of this time is the strange encounter with the characters that will make you laugh a little.
Maybe you can enjoy yourself just a little bit more than before.
Size: W30×H36cm Handle 52cm
Pockets: 2 (1 outside / 1 inside)
Price: ¥4,400 (including tax)
Sales period: February 1st 12:00 to February 22nd 11:59
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