Yosh

Yosh

Yosh is a Paris-based artist and illustrator. As a child, he wasn’t really into studying and preferred sitting in the back of the classroom where he drew all day long as if to escape his uneventful existence. Later as a teenager, he got influenced by the US hip-hop culture and started growing an interest in graffiti. The streets became his playground.

Self-taught and inspired by artists such as Di Rosa, Miro, and Miyazaki, he has developed over the years a unique style where one can observe intertwined joyful creatures saturating numerous surfaces. With his daring use of bold colors, his work stages characters whose round and comical shape seem to have blended on our city walls. Through his minimalist yet hyper-colorful work, the artist shares an overall cheerful and vibrant vision of his imaginary world while questioning society and the world around us.

Inspired by Modest Art and Free Figuration, his work is intuitive, ever-evolving, and devoid of certainty. Yosh's optimism is genuinely contagious and is a reminder that creativity can come even in the most unexpected places.

Thus he has collaborated in various projects, including with restaurant chain Côté Sushi (2020), cosmetics brands Kiehl’s and Clarins (2012), Ibis Hotel chain (2018), and fashion label Swear (2015).

Exhibitions :

Espace Stillmuzik (Paris, 2009)
Jam, International Urban Art Exhibition (Paris, 2010) - Studio 55, Urban Arts Gallery (Paris, 2010)
Kube Hotel (Paris, 2010)
Arteum (Paris, 2010)
Castle of Saint Cirq-Lapopie (2011)
Living Room (Paris, 2012)
French Californians (Paris, 2012)
Entrepôt Gallery (Paris, 2012)
Crazy Crisis I (Paris, 2012)
Crazy Crisis II (Paris, 2013)
104 (Paris, 2013)
Urban Paris (Paris, 2014)
Montana Cafe, (Barcelona, 2019)



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