Yuichiro Ukai, Untitled (No. 51), 2022, colored pencil, marker and ink on cardboard 29 x 32 1/2 in. 73.7 x 82.5 cm.
New York, Nov. 26 (Jiji Press)--An exhibition is running in New York featuring drawings by Japanese artist Yuichiro Ukai, who is a member of Atelier Yamanami, an arts-focused welfare workshop in Shiga Prefecture, western Japan.
A total of 14 artworks of the 28-year-old self-taught artist is being displayed at the city's Venus Over Manhattan gallery.
The artworks are densely filled with colorful characters such as yokai Japanese folklore monsters and samurais, creating a unique eclecticism influenced by traditional and contemporary Japanese cultures including ukiyo-e woodblock prints and anime.
These artworks are displayed in a sequential series that lead viewers from a drawing to the next one, from right to left, like a picture scroll.
"Once Ukai draws a copy of something, he can recreate it next time without seeing anything," a staff member of Atelier Yamanami said.