Tadanori Yokoo



Yokoo Yokoo's notebook is a painting in red that starts with white shapes in the middle, like cut outs, letting the observer see what he wishes. By turning the pages the red color slowly takes over the emptiness.

Born in 1936 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He is a graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker and painter. He is one of Japan's most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists. He began his career as a stage designer for avantgarde theatre in Tokyo. In the late 1960s he became interested in mysticism and psychedelic, deepened by travels in India. His complex and multi-layered imagery is intensely autobiographical and entirely original. By the late 60s he had already achieved international recognition for his work and was included in the 1968 "Word & Image" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Four years later MoMA mounted a solo exhibition of his graphic work organized by Mildred Constantine. In 1981 he unexpectedly "retired" from commercial work and took up painting. His career as a fine artist continues to this day with numerous exhibitions of his paintings every year, but alongside this he remains fully engaged and prolific as a graphic designer.

Job: Artist
Website: http://www.tadanoriyokoo.com/