I am delighted to share the work of Yusuke Nagano, a Japanese born Illustrator and Art Director who has lived and worked for much of his life in Sweden. He’s one of my favourite illustrators working today and I was fortunate to briefly speak with a busy Yusuke during his recent and very successful exhibition at the Motala Konsthall in Sweden.
Thank so much for talking with us Yusuke, could you tell SickManSick briefly about the type of work that you do?
Many of my works are based on children, because children have had the most impact on me in my life.
Congratulations on your current exhibition at the ‘Motala Konsthall’, please could you tell us a bit about the work you are showing?
In my paintings, I portrayed dreams from my childhood, my memories and wondering about how the world would change and showed them at my current exhibition at Motala Konsthallen. You can see my short film there as well.
You’ve mastered a variety of creative endeavors during your career. I know of your passion for drawing and I really admire the diversity within your studio and personal illustration work and also in particular how the energy is translated into your animation work.
Does this type of transition feel natural and what difficulties did you discover in this kind of process?
Through my long career as an illustrator, I have had contact with various kinds of people from different creative areas, which influenced my style of work. I was affected by how musicians, designers and dancers around me felt and saw things. I think that these various influences are reflected in my work.
We’d love to see your work here in London in the future, Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us, we wish you all the very best,
Thank you Yusuke!
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Thank you so much to Hitomi Sato for doing a great job with the translation work.