Instagram: @yukiko_taa


1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

Hello, I am Yukiko Ota. 23 years old, I am a designer based in Tokyo, and a freelance illustrator.



2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

Women, homosexuals, nature. I like the things constantly shaking.


3. What is your favourite medium and why?

Drafts are made up with thick brush using Photoshop. From there the real number is copied on paper with a pencil and it is colored with acrylic and ink. Working time has been shortened considerably since I made photoshop as photoshop.


4. What is your artistic process like?

In most cases, painting is a familiar person around me. It is the feeling that I imagine and draw the words, gestures, music that was flowing at that time, the music that was flowing at that time, the place on the cell phone, and connecting it in the head when I was alone. I do not want to create unrealistic things even if I say imagination, there is a sense that I would like to draw on the essence of those people, to draw surreal things.


5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Affected artists, Henri Matisse, Chagall, Jean Michel Folon, Hieronymus Bosch, Morikazu Kumagai.

Henri Matisse、Chagall、Jean Michel Folon、Hieronymus Bosch、熊谷守一です。

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Since art can express emotions that can not be communicated everyday, it restores the feeling of floating and sinking just right balance. It would be best if the person who saw my work got the same feeling as that.



7. Where did you study?

I was studying visual design at Musashino Art University. In parallel with that, I created illustrations and animations by myself.


8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I am still drawing a picture and I would like to extend my work not only to paper but also to cloths and bowls. I am still planning, but I’d also like to stay abroad.


9. What about in ten?

I think that I would like to create a studio by gathering friends who like to express purely in a place surrounded by nature as much as possible.


10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I want you to cause strange emotions and encounter new freshness.



11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?



12. Favourite book?

Novel is Sayaka Murata. I read many books on psychology and culture.


13. Favourite genre of music?

It is really various, but this week’s playlists are Portico Quartet, Chaielift, Land of Talk, Soft Hair, Zack Villere.

本当に様々ですが、今週のプレイリストはポルティコカルテット、Chaielift、Land of Talk、Soft Hair、Zack Villereです。

14. What are your hobbies?

Recently it is unusual for swimming.


15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

Fashion relationship, psychological counselor.