Yoichiro Otani

By arranging letters in my paintings, I merge linguistic and visual expression. I explore the connection between seeing and reading in painting, and the interrelationship between form and meaning.

  • Biography

Profile

1990 Born in Osaka, Japan
2015 Graduated from Kuwasawa Design School
2018 Completed Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
2018-2019 Exchange student at Tsinghua University, Beijing

Exhibitions

2017 IAG AWARD EXHIBITION (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space Gallery, Tokyo)
2017 Minato Media Museum, Ibaraki, Japan
2018 Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation Works Exhibition, The University Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2018 IKEBUKURO KAIYUHA ART EXHIBITION, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
2018 crossword, Daikanyama T-SITE, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Art Expo MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018 BAY ART (THE MIXC SHENZHEN BAY, Shenzhen)
2019 IAG Select Exhibition, Sanbancho Gallery, Saitama, Japan
2019 Art Liberation Zone DAIKANYAMA (Tenoha Daikanyama, Tokyo)
2020 Art Liberation Zone GINZA (Ginza Takagi Building, Tokyo)
2020 0101 Art Fair, Taipei, Taiwan
2020 DenchuLab.2019 (Former Hirakushi Denaka Residence Atelier, Tokyo)
2020 Project le Bosquet
2020 Insupi Kore Yan Exhibition (PARK HOTEL Corridor Gallery 34, Tokyo)
2021 Insupi Kore Yan Exhibition (PARK HOTEL Corridor Gallery 34, Tokyo)
2021 Art Liberation Zone EATS Nihonbashi (Coredo Muromachi Terrace Seihin Seikatsu, Tokyo)
2021 Mirai no Shibuya Weeks (Shibuya Seibu, Tokyo)

Awards

2017 IAG AWARDS IAG Encouragement Award
2018 Salon de Printemps Prize, Tokyo University of the Arts
2020 DenchuLab.2019 Selected
2020 NONIO ART WAVE AWARD Grand Prix, Graphic Division