I found Yuki Matsueda while scouting the internet frontier and just couldn’t get enough of his art! I couldn’t find any information about him so i decided to go ahead and ask him some questions about his life and his eye popping works. Born in Ibaraki, Japan in the 1980s, he grew up in a family that was completely embroiled in the print industry and who wanted him to follow suit by taking over the family business- to which he agreed to do.
However, his imagination rebelled against the idea of creating illustrations & prints on a flat plane, it was too normal; within the box. So he left for the Tokyo University of the Arts and majored in 3-dimensional design in order to fuse his love for print and to express the world we live realistically, free of dimensional constraints. This inspired him to create these new forms of unconventional art.
Encompassed in acrylic, the complimentary elements of his work extrude themselves off of the background and free themselves from the bounds of it’s 2-dimensional flat masters. His works are well crafted and very sleek, having humorous undertones which sends out a message which you would normally find from a street art piece. Haha, all Exit signs need to be like this.
His older works were focused on the more destructive side of man, interested in the letting the observer see the tools that hurt the thousands and using it as a message to promote more peaceful ideas. He sternly opposes war and the creations of weapons.
When he’s not birthing new out of this world designs, you can find him going on long runs, hitting the gym or fearlessly climbing cliffs, what a bad ass. He currently lives around Tykyo and is planning on opening exhibitions in Hong Kong sometime in February next year. If you enjoy his works go check out his site over here!