Artist Kota Yamaji has grown up in Tokyo where he studied graphic design and digital art.
He has always been an animation and manga passionate and this brought him to refine his style into what he defines as surreal pop art. He has recently created a series of Pop Art 3D digital illustrations, created using Maxon cinema and 4d Pixologic Zbrush, which is influenced by the neon lights of Tokyo.
He chooses bright and bold colors to depict his truly surreal subjects, as boys with faces transformed into limes, cubes or trees, human beings portrayed as mad, with fake teeth and unusual outfits.To depict the Japanese culture, polka dots are a running theme, as for objects of everyday Japanese life such as Kimonos or typical paper made umbrellas. Kota is greatly inspired by Renè Magritte and Salvador Dalì’s surrealist approach that leads to chaos but at the same time to a vision of the beauty of the surrounding world.
He plays with graphic shapes and colors inspired by Japan’s tradition, such as the bright pink of the blossomed trees or the yellow of the rising sun.
For Kota the future will all be about continuing to gain inspiration from contemporary fashion art and music both Japanese and international and to look forward to work with people all around the world.
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