Junsuke Yokoyama is a Japanese artist, lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Junsuke's main medium has been oil on canvas since he started his artistic creation when he was a law student at Komazawa University, he discovered his own styles to create three dimensions works later. His recent works have been focused on sculptures. His daily thoughts and emotions are contained in his visual art's organic forms that perceive plants and female figures. For example, his purpose of Visions is to express the form of a woman in motion, to visualize and depict this sense of energy – the flow of time itself...
2022 Aesthetica Art Prize for Junsuke Yokoyama's new sculpture & 2021 Aeshetica Art prize for his paining. by Aesthetica magazine
30 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm
Clay, brass, aluminum, polyvinyl chlorides
Junsuke Yokoyama’s practice is built on spontaneity. In doing so, he adheres to a developing form of expression devoid of agenda, or consistent themes.
Visions 2 from the series Visions.
25cm x 50cm.
Oil on canvas,
Yokoyama’s subjects are derived from thoughts or feelings that come and go. The artist focuses on concepts that emerge and disappear, thinking about the transcendence of materials. For objects to come into existence and then fade away, there must be a transference of energy. This is what Yokoyama is interested in. The purpose of Visions is to express the form of a woman in motion, to visualise and depict this sense of energy – the flow of time itself.
"I am not a Christian and so I can only view the bible from a 'story' perspective. When I thought about why God didn’t forgive Eve for her eating the forbidden fruit, I wondered if it wasn’t the pleasant feeling that Eve felt as a consequence of eating the fruit that God couldn’t allow as opposed to god being disapproving of the eating of the fruit itself. I felt that this sentiment is something shared in Buddhism; the virtue of controlling your emotions and feelings. By making my own apple - an apple that lays bare raw emotion, I feel I have been able to express my interpretation of this story."
- Junsuke Yokoyama