Yuichi Yokoyama

Yuichi Yokoyama Yuichi Yokoyama was born in 1967 in Miyazaki prefecture. After studying oil painting at an art university, he 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 attractive, cool characters freely move around with a sense of speed. This unique expression that Yokoyama 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.

Portrait photo by Kasane Nogawa.

1990 B.A., Department of Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan


Yuichi Yokoyama - Walnut Bread (1)
Walnut Bread (1)
by Yuichi Yokoyama
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Yuichi Yokoyama - BBFL(22)
by Yuichi Yokoyama
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Yuichi Yokoyama - BBFL(74)
by Yuichi Yokoyama
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Yuichi Yokoyama - BBFL(91)
by Yuichi Yokoyama
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Yuichi Yokoyama - Travel
by Yuichi Yokoyama
Yuichi Yokoyama - Boat (part)
Boat (part)
by Yuichi Yokoyama
Yuichi Yokoyama - BBF64
by Yuichi Yokoyama


Selected Solo Exhibition

2009 "'I am drawing the Time.' by Yuichi Yokoyama, all archive of Neo-Manga", Kawasaki City Mueum, Kanagawa, Japan
2007 "Prinz Gallery", Trans Pop Gallery, Kyoto

Selected Group Exhibition

2010 "Corner", NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo
2009 "KRAZY!", Japan Society, New York, NY
"Fumetto-individual diagnose", Kunstmuseum Luzen, Switzerland
"New York Minute", Macro Future Museum, Roma, Italy
"City net Asia 2009", Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
"Mountains and Valleys", ARATANIURANO, Tokyo
2008 "KRAZY!", Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
"Aix en Provence Comics Festival", Aix en Provence, France
"Picnic or Recurrent Migration", Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
2007 "Crystal Crunch", Perugi Artecontemporanea Gallery, Padova, Italy
"Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan", 798 Art Zone, Beijing / Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
"Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art", Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F, Tokyo
2006 "Art and Object: Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary", Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
2005 "2005 Underground Comix Festival Comix & AX", Lotte Gallery, Anyang, Korea / Gallery Cott, Seoul
2002 "Lotus and Ourselves and the other latest activities", Graphic Station, Tokyo
1998 "We fight taking on smart dresses", ARTWAD’S, Tokyo

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