Kohei Yamada



I start to work by getting an idea from art history, films, subculture and so on.
I express what feels familiar to me and the feelings I long for, or love-hate relationships, in which I am really interested, by quoting the original image from which I got the idea.
Through my work, I yearn for Pop Art and I have sympathy for “appropriation art”. In my works, I use popular elements which, I think, introduce an element of familiarity for the viewer.

Personal History

Born in Hokkaido in 1990.

2016 MA from the Department of Painting from the University of Arts of Hiroshima
2015 Bachelor from the Univeristy of Arts of Hiroshima

Exhibitions and Prices
2015 Young Art Taipei 2015, Taipei
2015 Asia Hotel Art Fair 2015, Seoul (South Korea)
2015 Gallery G, Hiroshima (en solo)
2014 ALBION Awards 2014, Prix d’Argent
2012 Gallery HAP, Hiroshima (en solo)