PROFILE

RYOHEI YAMASHITA

Creates artwork under the theme of “YAKUDO”, meaning vibrant motion.
Performing live painting at rock festival SUMMER SONIC since 2009.
Production and marketing of paintings for his startup art brand “LIKE A ROLLING STONE”.

 

Tools

Oil paint, Acrylic paint, Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator, Wacom Intuos, Macintosh

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Personal History 

1973 - Born in Fukuoka
1994 - Started as a street artist
1996 - Graduated in Visual Communication Design Department of Kyushu Institute of Design (now Kyushu University)
2002 - Moved his studio to Yokohama
2008 - Passed an audition for digmeout, an artist discovery project by FM802
2008 - Held his first solo exhibition, “ART ADVENTURES”
2009 - Performed live painting at SUMMER SONIC
2010 - Established the art brand “LIKE A ROLLING STONE”. Started marketing artwork.
2012 - Held a solo exhibition tour, “BUMP!”, in Osaka, Tokyo, and Fukuoka
2014 - Held a solo exhibition tour, “MOMENT”, in Fukuoka and Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions

2008 - ART ADVENTURES (digmeout ART & DINER, Osaka)
2012 - BUMP! (DMOARTS, Osaka)
2012 - BUMP! (GALLERY SPEAK FOR, Tokyo)
2012 - BUMP!+ (TAG STÅ GALLERY, Fukuoka)
2014 - MOMENT (TAG STÅ GALLERY, Fukuoka)
2014 - MOMENT (GALLERY SPEAK FOR, Tokyo)

2015 - EARLY BIRD (DMOARTS, Osaka)

2016 - ALIVE! (LIVINGROOMCAFE by eplus, Tokyo)

2016 - SESSION (TAG STÅ GALLERY, Fukuoka)

Group Exhibitions

2006 - Cre-8 NY11 Exhibition (NYCoo Gallery, New York)
2007 - NYG Exhibition (Gallery Konrin, Tokyo)
2007 - My Favorite 6 Exhibition (Fujiya Hotel, Kanagawa)
2008 - digmeout: Osaka's premier art collective returns to Portland (Compound Gallery, Oregon)
2009 - FUNKY802 digmeout EXHIBITION 2009 (digmeout ART & DINER, Osaka/Sony Building, Tokyo)
2010 - JAPAN YOUNG ILLUSTRATORS 200 (Kuala Lumpur Design Week 2010, Kuala Lumpur)
2010 - digmeout EXHIBITION in TAG Gallery, Takamatsu (TAG Gallery, Kagawa)
2010 - ARTas1® EXHIBITION (Royal/T, California)
2011 - "L.A.nd of the Rising Sun" ARTas1® Japanese Illustrators Show (Norbertellen Gallery, California)

Event Performances 

2009 to 2011 - Live painting at SONICART (SUMMER SONIC, Chiba)
2010 onwards - Live painting at SONICART (LOUD PARK, Saitama)
2013 - Instructor at Sakura Gakuin’s “Art Lesson” (Amlux Hall, Tokyo)
2013 - Live painting at ART Session with Sonodaband (LOOP DAIKANYAMA, Tokyo)

2015 - Instructor at Sakura Gakuin’s “Art Lesson” (TFT Hall, Tokyo)
2015,2016 - Live painting at YOKOHAMA MARATHON EXPO 2015 (Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa)

 

Prizes Awarded

2011 - Art Here! Fukuoka Street Canvas, Waku Waku Grand Prix Gold

2015 - UNKNOWN ASIA ART EXCHANGE OSAKA 2015,Sponsor Prize:e-plus

Art Dealers

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