New Artist:Kiyo Born in 1973. Since his debut as a professional manga artist in 1994, Kiyo has produced more than 30 titles for one of Japan’s largest publishers. With his base in professional comic art, from 2014, Kiyo has made the jump to watercolour artist, using concepts of Japan as his theme.
「稚児菩薩」 “Buddhist saint” Size:390×290mm Acrylic, watercolor pencil and pencil on paper Price: A$2,000.00 The name of the Buddha is tattooed onto the back of an innocent acolyte. Perhaps he was compelled by his earnest feelings?
「人形」 “Doll” Size: 290×200mm Watercolor pencil on paper Price: A$1,800.00 A doll-loving boy learns the joy of being loved like a doll. But how long will it continue? What is the fate of a doll boy in this cruel world?
若衆「翔」 “Wakashū – Shou Size: 120×170mm Watercolor pencil on paper Price: A$750.00 Portrait of a young prostitute – Shou
鬼 “Demon” Size: 380×480mm Watercolor pencil on paper Price: A$2,300.00 The figure of a young prostitute who has fascinates a demon. The demon, obsessed with the boy’s beauty, stealthily creeps into his room on a stormy night.
若衆「市」 “Wakashū – Ichi” Size: 290×390mm Watercolor pencil on paper Price: A$2,000.00 This work depicts the eroticism of a young prostitute “Ichi”. His bewitching body glows red in the light of a candle.
「龍」 “Dragon” Size: 290×290mm Watercolor pencil on paper Price:A$1,800.00 Portrait of a man with tattoo
「折檻」 “Chastisement” Size : 390×290mm Watercolor pencil on paper Price: A$2,000.00 A scene of two young prostitutes who, failing to follow the wishes of their master, are tied up in an old storehouse for punishment. In the storehouse, a mouse appears. In their suffering something warm begins to simmer between them.
「能と刺青」 “Noh and Tattoo” Size: 290×390mm Watercolor pencil on paper Price: A$2,000.00 This work takes the theme of Japanese traditional theatre “Noh” as its inspiration. The contrast of the “Kimen” (demon mask) and the “Onna men” (female mask) show the beauty and malevolence of the boy’s heart.