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Takayoshi Ueda

Born: 1969

Hometown: Nishimuro-District

Based in: Wakayama

Takayoshi Ueda was born in Japan, 1969 and currently lives and works in Wakayama, Japan.
Learning oil painting at an art school in Kyoto, he was captivated by the beauty of monochrome paint software he experienced while studying there and began creating with a computer in 1994.
Ueda's major exhibitions of his artwork include the 2006 solo exhibition of his earliest masterpieces in NY as well as participation in art fairs in more than 11 countries across the U.S. and Asia, like the Asia Digital Art Award (Awarded Still Images Division Grand Prize) at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, the STRICOFF Gallery group exhibit as a finalist for the ARTBOX. PROJECT New York 1.0, ART EXPO NEW YORK, and Red Dot Miami.
His works of art are kept in the likes of Kitasato Institute and Nishiwaki Okanoyama Art Museum in Japan.
Attempting to break away from the general tendency of CG images to have an artificial and inorganic feel, Ueda's artwork is dubbed “Digilo-graphy”, which started from the utilization of the texture of hand-painted input material which is then digitally processed and combined before being printed onto canvas, and in 2008, his art style evolved after he started making elaborate digital collages that form different animals and plants using those same materials.
Based on the idea that he stumbled upon during the process of making illustrations for his experimental work on a (children's silent book) in 2007, that is to present each page as an independent planar art, he arranged its composition according to the Japanese art style while adding Asian regional tastes to the coloring and combined them with the Western perception of shapes and space, aiming to form a visual image that allows the local individual artist to communicate with global audiences on a level that transcends cultural barriers.
Ueda is mainly influenced and inspired by the Art of the Edo Period, such as the Rinpa School and Jakuchu ITO apart from the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism as well as Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel of the Northern Renaissance.
Currently, Ueda is also presenting NFT artworks on SuperRare.


Takayoshi Ueda In The Studio

Material of Papier Collé and Digital collage. Details and About : Please visit my website and Instagram (@takayoshi_6).

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More About Takayoshi Ueda

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Animal and plant morphology.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

The pieces are made using randomly created materials such as drawings, and combining them with different materials, connecting them visually into a single form. Produced by constructing the entirety of each piece like a meta collage, that combines several such characters.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Fertility, Illusion, Variant

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Jakuchu ITO (Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period, 18C), the Viennese Fantasy school, the Viennese Secessionist movement, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Paper, Adobe Photoshop

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

The Rinpa School and the Choju Jinbutsu Giga (Animal-person Caricatures of East Asia in the mid-12th century), the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, the Northern Renaissance

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Last updated: September 10, 2021



Kyoto Seika University : majored in Plastic art and oil painting

Japan, 1994


Finalist of the ARTBOX. PROJECT New York 1.0


Grand Prize in BAYER WORLD WIDE, Bulgaria


Gallery Show Award in International Emerging Artist Award


Still Images Division Grand Prize in ASIA DIGITAL ART AWARD



Group exhibition in ZENITH ART & FASHION

United States of America, 2020


United States of America, 2019


France, 2019


United States of America, 2019


Italy, 2018

Finalist of the ARTBOX. PROJECT New York 1.0

United States of America, 2018

la camera dell meraviglie

Italy, 2018

Group Exhibition of 30 International Emerging Artist Award's laureates

Belgium, 2016

Private Exhibition

Japan, 2014

Private Exhibition in Atelier of Nishiwaki City Art Museum in Hyogo, Japan

Japan, 2007