YOH NAGAO

Yoh Nagao is a pop collage artist from Aichi Prefecture, Japan, who has been based in Berlin since April 2012. […]

Biography / YOH NAGAO

Yoh Nagao is a pop collage artist from Aichi Prefecture, Japan, who has been based in Berlin since April 2012.

After graduating from Nagoya Zokei University, he began working as a graphic designer and illustrator, while freely expressing his unique style as an artist.

He gained prominence in Japan after receiving the Uniqlo Creative Award in 2005 (now UTGP), exhibiting at the International Poster Triennial in Toyama, and being selected for the SHIFT calendar design competition. These successes at international compatitions led Yoh to expand his work overseas.

After a successful first-ever solo exhibition in Hong Kong in 2009, he received an honorable mention in the collage category of the international competition ARTAQ Urban Art Award (France) in 2011. He was invited to participate in the PICK ME UP Contemporary Graphic Art Fair held in London that same year, becoming a serious contender on the international art stage.

Since then, he has participated in numerous art fairs and events in NY, Zurich, Berlin, Paris, Angers, London, and Tokyo. In 2008, his work was displayed in famous boutique shop Colette in Paris. With work also published in high profile publications such as NAKEDBUTSAFE (Germany), LODOWN (Germany), DAZED AND CONFUSED (England), and dpi (Taiwan).

In the summer of 2014, on Isla Mujeres in Mexico, he has made first his outdoor mural with Aaron Glasson (New Zealand) in his artist career at SEA WALLS mural project by PangeaSeed (USA).

Yoh’s style and creativity has become further recognized internationally.

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Spontaneous addition to the project Ben Frost! Big thank you!