Artist Interview: Yasuyuki Tsuchiya

Please introduce yourself and your work style.

Born in Hiroshima, currently living in Tokyo. I work as a business consultant on weekdays, and create art on weekends. I am currently working on art using stationery.

What are the sources of inspiration for your work?

My works reflect what I observe at work and in my daily life.

What do you want to convey through your work?

In the wake of the pandemic, many companies are shifting to telecommuting, and the world is becoming a place where everything can be done online. In this environment, stationery is losing its role, and art is providing them new place to perform.
In the future, many people are expected to lose their roles due to digital transformation such as the use of AI, but I hope through my work to wish people will be able to acquire new roles and be active, just like these stationeries.

As an artist, what is the most difficult thing you are facing?

The stationery series that I am currently working on is completed by repeating the same process over and over again. The process is mentally demanding, but the joy I feel when it is completed is worth it.

What would you like to tell people who are looking at your work?

I hope to create works that will surprise, make people laugh, and make them feel happy.