Edition 1 of 1
Paint on repurposed London bus panel
50 x 33cm
Léo Yamada is a Japanese artist born in 1990. He studied interior architecture in Tokyo and then obtained a Master's degree in spatial design in Lyon, France in 2018.
During his childhood he was influenced by his grandmother who was a painter and art teacher. When he was 15, the Keith Haring Museum was built next to his parents' house. The works in this museum strongly influenced him. Today, he draws his inspiration from Japanese pop culture, his personal history, and pop artists. With a clear respect for the pop artists before his time, Yamada pushes this taste into a contemporary setting referencing street art and fashion. As his style has progressed over the years, it’s gotten deeper and softer. The paintings have in turn lifted from the canvas, showing further complexity of emotion and sensitivity toward its characters.