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Meet Tokyo Pop Art Creator Kota Yamaji

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Tokyo Writer
Updated: 18 May 2017
Kota Yamaji is a digital artist and graphic designer hailing from Tokyo, Japan. He recently directed the art for Tilt Six’s Anakuro Noise music video in 2016, and his eye-catching pop art is set to take the art world by storm.

When did you first become interested in art?

When I was a child, I was drawing manga art everyday. Maybe this is the first time.

How would you describe your style?

Surreal pop art.

You recently directed a video for Tilt Six. The art was darker and more macabre than your usual style. Is that something you’d like to incorporate more of into your art?

I like the visual [style of] not only pop art, but also dark. I was thinking the combination of vocaloid sound and dark visuals would be interesting.

What is your favorite piece from your own collection?

A boy whose head is lime fruit in this project.

© Kota Yamaji
Hoodie Boy | © Kota Yamaji

What (or who) inspires you?

I like surrealist art, such as René Magritte, Salvador Dalí. The world of surrealism is chaos, but beautiful and inspiring to me.

Close up of Salvador Dali's 'Face of the Great Masturbator' | Photographed by Richard Mortel/Flickr
Kota takes inspiration from other Surrealists. Here, a close up of Salvador Dali’s Face of the Great Masturbator | Photographed by Richard Mortel/Flickr

What are your goals right now?

My journey of art is endless.

Check out Kota Yamaji’s profile, print shop, or Vimeo.