Meguru
  • Meguru Yamaguchi
  • Artist Story
  • Meguru Yamaguchi (b.1984)in Shibuya, the epicentre of Tokyo street culture. Growing up with his parents who are both fashion designers, he was continuously fed a healthy dosage of arts and influenced by various art works such as Ukiyo-e and impressionist paintings.

    At the age of 7, he started learning the technique of European art, U.S. based pop art culture and graffiti from the likes of Van Gogh, Jean Michel Basquiat and Warhol. These mixed historical art techniques made him create dynamic paintings exploding with colors. Using what he calls a “cut-and-paste” technique, Yamaguchi samples elements of painting, collage acrylics and spray paint to create works “reminiscent of Hip-Hop samplings from the 70s.” This technique also comes from the characteristic of his hometown Tokyo, where diverse cultures influence each other, creating a new culture by entangling the two.

    As impressionists painted their surroundings such as their houses and families, Yamaguchi’s recent portraits are depictions of his friends on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites. The online medium is the current social movement for him, explaining why he is named the “Digital Impressionist and Urban Landscape painter”.
  • Location
  • Japan
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Artist CV

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
  • 2009
  • THE GOLDEN AGE OF REGERMINATION
  • Mangiami, New York, US

  • 2006
  • SHROOM HEADZ EXHIBITION
  • LEVI’S Arcuate, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions
  • 2013
  • WAH Bridge Bushwick
  • New York, US

  • 2013
  • MONSTER, ANNEX SPACE
  • New York, US

  • 2013
  • ART OF JOMON, hpgr GALLERY
  • New York, US

  • 2012
  • CITY DRIFT, Bogart Salon
  • New York, US

  • 2012
  • POST DPI, Kaikaikiki Gallery HIDARI ZINGARO
  • Tokyo, Japan

  • 2012
  • ART SHOW IN NYU BUSINESS SCHOOL, New York University Stern school of business
  • New York, US

  • 2011
  • NIPPON ZINE, Japan Earthquake Relief Exhibition, The Swatch Group Japan, Nicolas G. Hayek Center
  • Tokyo, Japan

  • 2011
  • Art For Tibet III Gallery Show and Fundraiser Auction, Joshua Liner Gallery
  • New York, US

  • 2011
  • GROUPSHOW3, AISHO MIURA ARTS
  • Tokyo, Japan

  • 2010
  • AIR EXHIBITION, SPACE WOMB Gallery
  • New York, US

  • 2008
  • THE ART MARKET Part2, Destination
  • New York, US

Art Fair
  • 2012-13
  • NEW CITY ART FAIR Japanese Contemporary, hpgr GALLERY
  • New York, US

  • 2011
  • AOSANDO ART FAIR #5, SERGE THORAVAL/H.P.FRANCE
  • Tokyo, Japan

Selected Press


PINGMAG, Meguru Yamaguchi: Cutting and Pasting the Landscapes of Today
August 19, 2013
http://pingmag.jp/2013/08/19/meguru-yamaguchi/

HOUYHNHNM, CHARI & CO が作り出すアートが NYU に出現
August 13, 2013
http://www.houyhnhnm.jp/culture/news/chari-co-nyc-wall-space.html

EMPTY KINGDOM, Meguru Yamaguchi
July 23, 2013
http://www.emptykingdom.com/featured/meguru-yamaguchi/

BOOOOOOOM, Meguru Yamaguchi
July 22, 2013

JAXTAPOZ, The Work of Meguru Yamaguchi
Jun 21, 2013
http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/the-work-of-meguru-yamaguchi

SPOON & TAMAGO, Acrylic Collage Portraits by Meguru Yamaguchi
Jun 20, 2013
http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2013/06/20/acrylic-collage-portraits-by-meguru-yamaguchi/

ASICS33, Meguru Yamaguchi x GEL-QUICK33
2012
http://asics33.jp/dreamers/vol7.html

CBCNET, ビジュアルレーベル「Recode」初の展覧会”Post dpi”出品作家は、HOUXOWUE, 山口歴、杉山俊輔、TOKIYA
July 21, 2012
http://www.cbc-net.com/event/2012/07/post-dpi/

Collaboration Works
STUSSY x ZOZOTOWN x Meguru Yamaguchi TEE
http://zozo.jp/_news/4959/4959.html

FTC x Meguru Yamaguchi TEE shirts
http://www.brickharbor.com/product/The-Meguru-YamaGuchi-TShirt-in-Black/261912

DAG FORCE/ FULL SOUL BLUE/ Cover Painting
http://www.dagforce.com/information/437

Shing02 x Meguru Yamaguchi x Tokio Kuniyoshi / Promotion Material
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/428334614529586174/

HIDETAKE TAKAYAMA / GRACE OF JAPAN/ Cover Painting
http://people.zozo.jp/aaa2929/diary/3921046?


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