Yosuke Ueno is a pop-surrealist artist from Tokyo, Japan. Giant white swans, colorfully dreamy landscapes, and wandering doe-eyed females are only some of the themes in Yosuke's bright and symbolically rich paintings.
“I’ve been creating many characters. That is what our Japanese Gods have been good at since the ancient times. Japanese are people who respect and adore all the things around themselves, and they could find Gods even in small things such as a grain of rice. In my works, I feature those Gods, making them turn into a kind of up-to-date icons. In that way, I feel solemn. I draw Buddha even when I am painting creatures,” the talented artist tells us.
Yosuke, who has been drawing and painting since early childhood, takes his inspiration from nature when he goes hiking on the weekends, rather than seeking inspiration from artists and other people. The artist's first solo show was held in 1994 in Japan when he was sixteen. Since then, his was works have been displayed at popular galleries across Europe, Asia, and the U.S. A collection of the Yosuke's vivacious works can be seen below.