Yousuke Kawashima

Tokyo / Japan

Yousuke Kawashima was born in Japan in 1978. While he was still attending High School, he realized his first exhibition. Kawashima himself describes the main theme of his art as the depiction of an "Unusual Everyday Life". In 2004 he completed his studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, followed by many shows throughout Japan. His work can be found on his collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019. […]

Biography / Yousuke Kawashima

Yousuke Kawashima was born in Japan in 1978. While he was still attending High School, he realized his first exhibition. Kawashima himself describes the main theme of his art as the depiction of an “Unusual Everyday Life”. In 2004 he completed his studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, followed by many shows throughout Japan. His work can be found on his collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019.

Kawashima finds inspiration in his daily encounters. He is aware that every person has different experiences and emotions. His hope is that his paintings can serve as a collective tool of communication to make similarities visible. In his images the artist uses various painting and drawing techniques such as oil paint and tempera and combines them with graphic elements. Stylistically Kawashima remains true to realism to bring his at times ordinary, at times exceptional observations to the canvas.

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