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. Regardless of the dimensions, each piece is carefully crafted and is equally important to Yoshida. From softly sculpted objects to expressive figures, he hopes to bring laughter to everyone through his work, an art that embodies 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 stiffness in traditional woodcuts at all. Every piece of work has its own aura, each very lively. In recent years, Yoshida’s creative themes are mainly animals. These animals are records of the artist’s daily thoughts, acting as his spiritual diary. Through anthropomorphism, the artist seeks to express the universality of joy and sorrow that humans experience through animals. If you look closely, you can see that the eyes of the animals are closed, giving a sense of serenity, reverence, and security. The artist also composes a lovely poem for each piece.
2021 TELL MY FRIENDS THAT I LOVE THEM (Studio Experiments), Waluso Gallery