Hisanori Yoshida Japanese Illustration
It’s with thanks once again to the lovely Helen Terry and her inspirational blog The Art Room Plant that I came across a link to the work of Hisanori Yoshida. He manages to create, beautiful scenes and moods using inks and bleach. I feel a great delight in his lights and starry skies, a nod to Chagall perhaps but definitely a warmth and safe feeling there too.
I must say my Japanese doesn’t stretch much beyond speaking one to ten so I can’t find out much about this amazing illustrator apart from that he graduated from Osaka Prefectural modern craft Konan High School in 1990 and then started working as a freelance illustrator in 2004, until the present day. Here are some of his magical creatures in the woods and animals on the land.
A beautiful sunburst, again offers a warmth to Hisanori’s work.
It’s the soft and often fragile moments in his work that capture my attention. They force you to pause and observe, and suddenly your life slows down and you feel quietly peaceful. Well it works for me anyway lol
His fish (above) really reminds me of the work of Paul Klee (below), what do you think ? Beautiful work.