Introducing Twotom

I would like to introduce Twotom who is a Japanese artist living in Paris, France. As I mentioned when I introduced Cauro Hige, I believe that Japanese artists living overseas have totally different drawing styles from Japan-based artists even though they are also Japanese. When you see his work, you may not realise that a Japanese artist drew the work unless somebody tells you. There are, in Japan, many artists drawing pictures in the Western style, however, their touches will not become like Twotom’s as long as they live in Japan. When I see some pictures, I can easily recognise whether it was drawn by an artist based in Europe or not because it inevitably has a strong European aesthetic. In my opinion, Twotom’s work is refined, and has elegance and humor. I think that he will prosper if he expands his art projects into the Japanese market. In Japan, there are still a lot of people who adore the European and American art scene, and they often prefer pictures influenced by such culture. I am planning to display some of his work at the exhibition that will be held in Sydney in May 2010. I am interested in whether Australian people see his work as Japanese art.

Illustration by Twotom

Illustration by Twotom


Illustration by Twotom

Illustration by Twotom


Illustration by Twotom

Illustration by Twotom


Illustration by Twotom

Illustration by Twotom


Illustration by Twotom

Illustration by Twotom