Yuichi Saito is a young member of Kobo Shu, a creative studio for adults with developmental disability in Saitama prefecture. Since 2002, when he began making work Saito showed a single interest in making written works, unlike the many artists at the studio who prefer to work in paint. Saito writes the titles of his favorite TV shows: Pocket Monster, Doraemon, Stray Cops (a Japanese version of Miami Vice), TV Champion and so on, methodically creating each piece on the specific day that the TV show is aired. While the drawings are rooted in the artist’ interests, they have recently reached a point of visual abstraction that illustrates a greater level of intensity. More recently, he is indulged in stroking a single alphabet of “mo”, whose repetitions display his emotional states.
l'envol ou le rêve de voler, la maison rouge, from june 16th to october 28th, 2018.
the museum of everything, from June 10th, 2017, to April 2nd, 2018, mona (museum of old and new art), berriedale, australia.
living in art brut, 123 works from the hannah rieger collection, museumkrems, krems an der donau, austria, from september 8th to october 26th, 2017.
Soit 10 ans, états intérieurs, gallery christian berst art brut, Paris, from September 12 to October 21, 2015
Art brut live, DOX Centre for contemporary art, Prague, March 27th - August 17th 2015
Rentrée hors les normes 2012, découvertes et nouvelles acquisitions, galerie christian berst, September 8th - October 13th 2012
exhibition catalogue, l'envol ou le rêve de voler, la maison rouge, éd.flammarion, 2018.
exhibition's catalogue, living in art brut, 123 works from the hannah rieger collection, museumkrems, bad vöslau, austria, 2017.
Soit 10 ans, états intérieurs, exhibition catalogue (09/12-10/10/2015, christian berst art brut), Paris, christian berst art brut, 2015
Do the Write Thing : Read between the lines, exhibition catalogue (10/30- 12/21/2015), New York, christian berst art brut, 30 octobre - 21 decembre 2014
Art Brut collection ABCD, exhibition catalogue of La maison rouge (10.18.2014 to 01.18.2015), texts written by Barbara Safarova, Christiane Cuticchio, and conversation between Bruno Decharme, Antoine de Galbert and Paula Aisemberg, Paris, Éditions Fage, La maison rouge, 2014
Art Brut, collection ABCD Bruno Decharme,
texts written by Etienne Klein, Béatrice Steiner, Claude Abromont, Jean-Louis Lanoux, Vincent Gille, Nanette Jacomijn-Snoep, Barbara Safarova, Jean-Gael Barbara, Laurent Derobert, Philippe Comar, Michel Thévoz, Didier Semin, Emilie Bouvard, Manuel Anceau, Sandra Adam-Couralet, Massimiliano Gioni, Paris, Edition Flammarion, 2014.
Rentrée hors-les-normes 2012, découvertes et nouvelles acquisitions, (catalogue d'exposition, galerie christian berst, 8 septembre au 13 octobre 2012), textes de Christian Berst, Paris, galerie christian berst, 2012.