Born on 1973, living in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Has been participating in “Atelier Yamanami” since 1997
Data management is Yukio’s purpose of life. Carrying an organizer and calculator all the time, he never misses a beat in managing various data ranging from scorebooks of Japan’s professional baseball, win/loss records of Sumo wrestling, work schedule of staff members, to running schedule of the shuttle bus.
Yukio’s meticulous personality is reflected upon his artworks. In his drawings, after drawing an outline of the major theme, he divides the background into numerous squares of several millimeter on each side and carefully and slowly colors each square, one after another. It also takes a long time to create his calligraphic pieces to draw newspapers printed in English or French, because he comprehends the shape of each alphabet character and draws one by one in overlaying multitude.
Observing how Yukio works on his artworks, it appears more appropriate to call it a daily routine than a creative activity.
japan brut : the moon, the sun, yamanami, christian berst art brut gallery, paris, from august 31 to october 5, 2019.
art brut japonais II, halle saint pierre, paris, from september 8th, 2018 to march 10th, 2019.
do the write thing 2: read between the lines, christian berst art brut gallery, from april 26th to june 2nd, 2018.
AYAW, yasato yamashita, atelier yamanami, shiga, 2017.
"graphomanies brutes", claire margat, art press 2, n°49, august, september, october 2018, pp. 52-56.
exhibition catalog, japon brut : la lune, le soleil, yamanami, christian berst art brut ed., paris, 2019.