YOUMASK - JCAT

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BIOGRAPHY


  • Born and raised in Tokyo, youmask was a child brimming with curiosity and boundless enthusiasm. He was particularly passionate about creating things through drawing and handicrafts to the extent that he would sometimes concentrate so hard he ended up stabbing his own hands with the scissors. He was happy when a 3-D alligator he made inside an empty bottle at age 8 and a picture of a fire engine with an impact that burst out of the scene received praise at contests, and that prompted him to choose this path.

    It was in a high school class that youmask first encountered digital art. Interested in this world where colors could be manipulated like magic, he entered a media arts university, and after graduating, he continues to create his own works of digital art while employeed as an illustrator and designer for a company. His works are colorful and rich with ideas, and he continues to create works nearly every day, with the number of works climbing into the thousands. The cornerstone of his enormous imagination is the countless number of entertainment works that surrounded him in his childhood, from movies to animation, games, and more.

    These works are like a door to an unknown world and a glittering treasure house of novelty. He was fascinated by the carefully crafted individual characters full of personality that appeared in works such as the Star Wars SF films, Disney’s Toy Story, as well as Pokemon and Tamagotchi, which were booming in his childhood.

    youmask combines these characters with the living things, foods, and people around him to create unique creatures. The colorfulness of his works comes from a desire to express the beauty of diversity. The works of youmask continue to evolve with every passing day, and they are full of limitless potential. He is sure to never bore you.


  • 東京生まれ東京育ちのyoumaskは、好奇心旺盛で熱中すると止まらない子供だった。特に絵や工作などの物作りに熱中し、あまりに集中し過ぎて自分の手をハサミで突き刺してしまう事もある程だった。8歳頃空き瓶で作った立体的なワニや、画面を埋め尽くす程の迫力満点の消防車の絵はコンテストでも評価された事が嬉しく、それをきっかけにこの道を志す。

    そんなyoumaskは高校の授業で初めてデジタルアート出会う。その自由で魔法の様に色を操れる世界に興味を持ち、メディアアートの大学へ進学し、卒業後はイラストレーター兼デザイナーとして会社に勤めながら、個人でのデジタルアートの作品制作も続けている。彼の作品は色彩豊かでアイディアに富み、ほぼ毎日の様に作品を作りを続けその数は数千種類にものぼり、そんな彼の膨大なイマジネーションの礎となるのは幼少時代に彼の身近にあった映画やアニメーション、ゲームなどの娯楽作品の数々であった。

    その数々は未知なる世界への扉のような物で、煌めく様な新鮮さの宝庫である。
    SF映画のスターウォーズやディズニーのトイストーリー、また幼少時代にブームになったポケモンやたまごっちといった作品に登場するキャラクターの様に個性豊かで一つ一つ丁寧なものに魅了された。youmaskはそんなキャラクターを自身の身近な生き物、食べ物、人々と融合させて独自の生物達を誕生させる。そして彼の作品がカラフルなのは多様性の美しさを表したいがためなのだ。youmaskの作品は日々進化を続け無限の可能性を秘めいる。きっとあなたを飽きさせはしないだろう。

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JCAT-Japanese Contemporary Artists Team in New York, is a unique, creative team based in Brooklyn, New York. Our mission is to represent young, talented Japanese artists from around the world, and to assist these artists on the path to successful careers.

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