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Emperor. Takayoshi Ueda Takayoshi_6
*Limited Edition 1 of 6
Pigment-based inkjet print on synthetic fiber cloth, synthetic resin, wood panel (panel mount)
​*Please see about detail and close ups of my work in the following site.

My works are made up of strips of hand colored paper arranged in a collage.
Every individual shape that forms the image is flexible and rich with variety, and it has recognizable forms that, while based on everyday animals and plants, are unique and extremely solid.
While I was born and raised in an urban area, I spent a number of years living in a mountain village in the countryside during the mid 1990s.
My experience directly observing the diversity of the wild animals and plants and fascinating ecosystem inspired the atypical animal and plant forms that appear in my work.
In addition to that, I also take inspiration from modern animation and movies, on top of the works of the master artists of Japan from the 17th-19th centuries.
The fantastic expressions I use are not simply depictions of the invisible spiritual beings or magical creations that have been present in Asian countries since ancient times, nor are they a counter-expression against the naturalism of the Western world. Instead, my expressions can be characterized as a tribute to the metaphor of biodiversity and the symbiotic relationship it has with the world. In other words, it adds a universal ideology to a generalized model that depicts these many fantastic elements.
The primary theme in the creation of my work is the existence of a new symbiotic space established in the search for new areas where diversity and individuality can coexist. A key element of this work is the linkage and harmony of each individual part.
It could also be called an experiment to visually connect something typically separated, such as different ethnicities or cultures.
It symbolizes a world view established on adding order to individual parts is structurally the same as actual human society.
Moreover, it could also be said that the piece is a visual simulation of a new symbiotic space for its viewers and for me, its creator.

​Takayoshi Ueda was born in Osaka Prefecture in 1969 and studied oil painting at art school in Kyoto.
Taking inspiration from an experience he had while attending university, in which he was able to see the expressiveness made possible through a computer with monochrome illustration software, in 1994 he began to introduce computer-related methods into his work.
Mr. Ueda's work has transitioned over the years, passing through an early fantastical style using input materials like hand-painted paper and associated textures, to a stage that began in 2008, in which digital collages are employed in various ways to produce works composed of irregular flora and fauna.
Mr. Ueda continues to produce paintings and collages integrating computer-generated output from his studio in Wakayama Prefecture.
He has also come to use some of his works as graphic designs for apparel and other products, and, from 2011 onward, has displayed these pieces in several individual exhibitions.
Originally from Japan, Mr. Ueda has gone on to present his work internationally in Europe, America and Southeast Asia, starting with an individual exhibition held in New York in 2007.

Finalists in Artavita’s 29th online art contest (ca, usa)

Open Source (lacda: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art)

Art Printed: The International Exhibition on Art Books and Digital Prints (cica Museum, Korea)
Finalist of the artbox. Project New York 1.0 (stricoff Gallery, ny)
La camera dell meraviglie (galleria mentana, Toscana, Itary)
Affordable art (galleria merlino, Florence, Itary)
Segno- gesto materia (galleria merlino, Florence, Itary)
Contemproary tendencies (galleria merlino, Florence, Itary)
Awarded Grand Prize in bayer world wide (Exhibition Hall bayer, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria)
Honorable Mention in it's liquid international contest 2017
6X6x2017 (Rochester Contemporary Art Center, ny)
Awarded Gallery Show Award in International Emerging Artist Award (Dubai/Belgium)
Group Exhibition of 30 International Emerging Artist Award's laureates. (Ifa laboratory, Brussels, Belgium)
World Art Dubai “Under 1.000 usd Wall” (Dubai Convention Center, uae)
Tko International Miniprint Exhibition (Tokyo: B-gallery, Kyoto: Art Zone Kaguraoka, Osaka: gallery irohani, Japan)
Awarded Still Images Division Grand Prize in 2015 asia digital art award (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan)
Wakayama Prefectur Art Society Exhibitions (Wakayama, Japan)
Off the s {h}elf - the eclectic in the artist’s book. (I’klectik Art-Lab, London, uk)
Sphinx2015 The hidden Thebes festival (alpha- center anagomosis inks, Greece)
Private Exhibition 2014 (Gallery juen, Wakayama, Japan)
2014~ Jury of Tanabe City Exhibition (Wakayama, Japan)
Wakayama Prefectur Art Society Exhibitions (Wakayama, Japan)
Awarded Second Prize in 2013 Creative post Grand Prix 「Look this! 」 (Adobe Creative Cloud + otsuka corporation, Japan)
Wakayama Prefectur Art Society Exhibitions (Wakayama, Japan)
Awarded silver Prize in Art here! The Fukuoka street canvas (Fukuoka, Japan)
ArtSlant : The contemporary art network New York 3rd Showcase Winners in the video
/ Computer art Category, 6th Showcase Winners in the mixed-media Category.
Awarded First Prize in moca : Museum of Computer Art Salon 1 Digital Art Contest (Prattsville, ny)
5Th Private Exhibition (Gallery juen, Wakayama, Japan)
Lacda“Snap to Grid”International Open Exhibition (Los Angeles Center For Digital Art)
Zeros + Ones : The Digital Era (climate/gallery, ny)
Jemini art t-shirts contest 2010 (creators bank, Japan)
Acda“Snap to Grid”International Open Exhibition (Los AngelesCenter For Digital Art)
Asiagraph 2009 cg art gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Excellent work in design garden «Message» T-shirt design contest (Tokyo, Japan)
Opening group exhibition (Gallery juen, Wakayama, Japan)
The exhibition“ aleph ” (esposta in Italy)
Award Exhibition of 1~6th Nishiwaki City Thumbhole Grand Prize Exhibition (Hyogo, Japan)
Awarded Design garden prize in T-shirt art exhibition design contest in design garden (Tokyo, Japan)
Awarded in decencia beauty×ART Design competition (Japan)
Asiagraph asean+3 cg art gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Artist Run Exhibition Series 1 (Hedeh Restaurant in ny)
Original Design Brand Set up The“Gutchee Projects Series”in design garden.
4Th Fukumitsu Munakata Commemoration Grand Prize Print Exhibition (Toyama, Japan)
Art Singapore 2007(Exhibition booth of Galleria CarloLivi 115, Suntec Singapore)
4Th Private Exhibition (Atelier of Nishiwaki City Art Museum in Hyogo, Japan)
8Th small format international contemporary art exhibition (mx espai 1010 in Barcelona, Spain)
Digital Image 2007 Exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
Awarded in 2006 Asia Digital Art Award (Fukuoka, Japan)
3Rd Private Exhibition “fusion” (Coo Gallery, ny)
Digital Image 15th Anniversary Exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
Selected in Art Independent Contest (Tokyo, Japan)
Awarded Judge Prize in 6th Nishiwaki City Thumbhole Grand Prize Exhibition (Hyogo, Japan)
16Th Art of Flower Grand Prize Exhibition (Osaka, Japan)
U-35・60-Artist Exhibition (Nagoya, Japan)
2Nd Private Exhibition “Plural Composition Work” (Osaka, Japan)
3Rd Yamamoto Kanae Commemoration Grand Prize Print Exhibition (Nagano, Japan)
Award Exhibition of 2005 contest prize winners (Coo Gallery, ny)
U-35・500-Artist Exhibition (Yokohama, Japan)
22Nd Izu Art Festival Painting Contest (Shizuoka, Japan)
3Rd Fukumitsu Munakata Commemoration Grand Prize Print Exhibition (Toyama, Japan)
Exhibition of “Modern Artists” (Hira Art Museum in Shiga, Japan)
1St Private Exhibition “primary” (Osaka, Japan)
Awarded Digital Prize in Coo Gallery Contest (ny)
Up to 2003
Participated in many exhibitions throughout Japan, including city exhibitions, group exhibitions and numerous contests.
Awards include :
Mayor Prize, Cultural Society Prize, Encouragement Prize in Daito City Art Society Exhibitions. (Daito civic center, Osaka, Japan)
Talented Youth Prize in Junten Exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan)
Encouragement Prize in 3rd Man Paean Grand Prize Exhibition (Saitama, Japan)
Graduated from Kyoto Seika University : majored in Plastic art and oil painting 
Born in Osaka, Japan
Art by Independent Artists,  Prints,  Prints
Author: Takayoshi Ueda
2.5 x  61 x  61 cm  /   1 x  24 x  24 in
Themes: Animals  /   Origin: Oriental and Asian Art  /   Genre: Surrealism  /   Characteristic: Signed  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Sold by the Artist  /   Artists types: Independant artists  /   Mounting: On Wood  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: november 27, 2018 / Modified: august 26, 2019
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Nishimuro-District,, Japan
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