Akihiko Yoshida

Japan, 1954


Over the past few decades, Yoshida has produced more than 10,000 works, ranging from small items such as belts to large works over two meters high. However, each work is important to him, and no work is Again, each piece is carefully crafted. From softly sculpted objects to expressive figures, Nikichi hopes to bring laughter to everyone through his work, an art that embodies the warm feelings of Yoshida.
Yoshida’s sculptures are visually as ethereal and light as porcelain. What makes people unexpected is that they are carved from a whole piece of wood. There is no sense of stagnation in traditional woodcuts at all. Every piece of work has its own aura. , very lively. In recent years, Yoshida’s creative themes are mainly animals. These animals record the artist’s daily thoughts and thoughts, which can be said to be his spiritual diary. Through anthropomorphism, the artist seeks to express in animals the universality of joy, sorrow and sorrow that humans experience. If you look closely, you can see that the eyes of the animals are closed, giving a sense of serenity, reverence and security, and, interestingly, the artist composes a lovely poem for each piece.

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Akihiko Yoshida, Study Time,
2022, wood crafted, 14 x 13 x 50.5 cm
Akihiko Yoshida, Zebra,
2022, wood crafted, 47 x 31.5 x 24 cm
Akihiko Yoshida, Two In ONE,
2022, wood crafted, 33 x 14 x 18 cm
Akihiko Yoshida, My Weigh,
2022, wood crafted, 22 x 27 x 81 cm
Akihiko Yoshida, After Bath,
2022, wood crafted, 22 x 16 x 31 cm
Akihiko Yoshida, Forever and ever,
2022, wood crafted, 32 x 12 x 38 cm