Born on 1969, living in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Has been participating in “Atelier Yamanami” since 2016
Masaki learned graphic design in a vocational school of design. While in school, he experienced 4’33”, the masterpiece of John Cage in his concert and became interested in experimental music of the United States. Afterwards, he started his own unique drawings with visualizing musical space in mind. Masaki produced “Jiuta (base songs)” Series based upon the expansion of space embodied by underground and Psychedelic rock and “Gig” Series expressing the visual image of deconstructed postmodern music represented by John Zorn, among others.
Masaki loves Antonin Artaud, a poet, and admits himself that he resolves existential anxiety caused by his long struggle against illness by drawing pictures.
japan brut : the moon, the sun, yamanami, christian berst art brut gallery, paris, from august 31 to october 5, 2019.
art brut japonais, halle saint-pierre, paris, from september 8th, 2018 to march 10th, 2019.
AYAW, yasato yamashita, atelier yamanami, shiga, 2017.
exhibition catalog, japon brut : la lune, le soleil, yamanami, christian berst art brut ed., paris, 2019.