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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.

Hoodie Boy
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.

Kota takes inspiration from other Surrealists. Here, a close up of Salvador Dali’s Face of the Great Masturbator
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.