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YOSHITAKA AMANO

BIOGRAPHY

Yoshitaka Amano, born March 26, 1952) is a Japanese artistcharacter designerillustratorand a theatre and film scenic designer and costume designer. He first came into prominence in the late 1960s working on the anime adaptation of Speed Racer. Amano later became the creator of iconic and influential characters such as GatchamanTekkaman: The Space KnightHutch the Honeybee and Casshan. In 1982 he went independent and became a freelance artist, finding success as an illustrator for numerous authors, and worked on best-selling novel series, such as The Guin Saga and Vampire Hunter D. He is also known for his commissioned illustrations for the popular video-game franchise Final Fantasy.

 

Since the 1990s Amano has been creating and exhibiting paintings featuring his iconic retro pop icons in galleries around the world, primarily painting on aluminium box panels with acrylic and automotive paint. He is a 5-time winner of the Seiun Award, and also won the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for his collaboration with Neil GaimanSandman: The Dream Hunters

 

Amano's influences include early Western comic books, art nouveau, and Japanese woodblock prints. In early 2010, he established Studio Devaloka, a film production company.

WORKS IN OUR GALLERY

Face 1, 2002

Automobile lacquer on aluminium

240 x 100 x 10 cm

works in situ 

KAREL APPEL     

YOSHITAKA AMANO

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI   

MONIQUE BECKER

FERNAND BERTEMES  

BRAM BOGART

JOHN BLAU

J-D BURTON

NORMAN CATHERINE STEVEN COHEN

SOUMISHA DAUTHEL

DAMIEN DEROUBAIX ERRO   

ALEXANDRA EXTER

GÜNTHER FÖRG  

MICHEL GEIMER     

RAYMOND HAINS

HANS HARTUNG      

CORNEILLE

DAVID LACHAPELLE   

BENGT LINDSTRÖM

MARKUS LÜPERTZ   

ERIC MANGEN

JONATHAN MEESE

LAVAR MUNROE    

MORITZ NEY   

MANUEL OCAMPO

MARC PIERRARD

SERGIO SARDELLI  

RAFAEL SPRINGER    

STEPAHNIE UHRES  

LOLA VALERIUS 

CLAUDE VIALLAT

ROGER WAGNER

ANDY WARHOL 

ZAO WOU-KI

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