Yuichi Yokoyama: Room and World Map
Many Japanese artists incorporate elements of manga into their works, but very few make manga their own. Yuichi Yokoyama, whose solo exhibition, Room and World Map, opened last week at ARATANIURANO did just that. Off went a traditional storyline, Yokoyama's focus is the motion itself. His nearly wordless, hyper dynamic take on the medium, which the artist himself refers to as “neo-manga,” utilizes every inch of the surface with a dense mix of angular lines, architectural plans and upright characters in pattern-rich outfits, cutting through retro-futuristic landscapes. Along with Yokoyama's latest artworks from his newly published book, World Map Room, the exhibition features the artist's earlier drawings and color paintings. Through July 6th.