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Yoskay Yamamoto  Santa Barbara, CA


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About Yoskay


Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yoskay Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. A self-trained illustrator, Yamamotoís artistic tastes expanded as he fell in love with the urban culture of the West coast. Yamamoto discovered a way to fuse the two different cultural backgrounds together into his work. Yamamoto nostalgically blends pop iconic characters from his new Western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art.


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Read more about him and his creative spirit from this interview Fresh Fish Heads

look closer. it's phenomenal

i love dogs theay rock

i was like being so sarcastic. baahhh.

Love that it has a bit of a graffiti look to it. Awesome, check out Alex Pardee http://www.imeem.com/art

I am a quilter and I love Asian prints. He should look into the fabric/quilting world to sell his designs to. Love the muted tones, they would fall into a quilting design very nicely, mixing another medium to his repetoir.

wierd in a good way

Her works definitely shows how Japanese influence and really does show the urban side also. In the first picture it seems as though it is a version of a horoscope feature. I like it.

great skill and aesthetically pleasing but doesn't stir

Breathtaking work, I like the style of it, it brings to mind elements of eastern culture that has been fused with hip hop culture. Its also a bit surreal. I feel like I am pulled in two different directions when looking at the pieces.

Excellent

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