Minoru SUGIYAMA

Minoru Sugiyama

Mr. Minoru Sugiyama was born in 1973 in Tokyo (Japan) where he lives, with his wife and 3 children, and work.

Since young, he developed a strong interest for manga and knew he wanted to become an artist.

He graduated from the prestigious Tama Art University (near Tokyo) in 2000. There, he focused on etching, characters designing and fine arts.

After graduating, he followed his passion and became, ever since, a full time artist.

Mr. Sugiyama has a passion for Japanese manga culture which he is inspired by. His aesthetic strikes the viewers with its diversity and the depths of its narrative elements. Moreover, what makes his work really unique is the very personal analysis of society he adds to it.

His world blends similarities to George Orwell’s famous book “1984” with an absurd and humorous touch close to Buster Keaton’s movies and the work of French artist Roland Topor.

He is very active in fine arts: installations, paintings, drawings, etchings, sculptures… He is also the author of 2 manga published in Japan in 2005 and 2011 by Seirinkogeisha and he is strongly involved in animation movies: he created the popular character “Soft cream”.

He works closely with famous Japanese kaiju producer Monstock!! on various amazing soft vinyl sculptures. For some of them, he writes stories that linked them to his other artworks.

He was awarded numerous prizes for his creativity and the quality of his work.

Tama Art University: http://www.tamabi.ac.jp/

George Orwell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell

Buster Keaton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buster_Keaton

Roland Topor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Topor

Seirinkogeisha: http://www.seirinkogeisha.com/

Monstock!! : http://monstock.blog105.fc2.com/

 

Available artworks

 

Minoru - Armed slippersMinoru Sugiyama – “Armed slippers” – 2009
Acrylic paint on canvas, 33 x 24cm
Signed, dated and titled on the back / Signed on the front

 

Minoru - Armed department storeMinoru Sugiyama – “Armed convenience store” – 2009
Acrylic paint on canvas, 40 x 30cm
Signed, dated and titled on the back / Signed on the front

 

Minoru - Armed zooMinoru Sugiyama – “Armed zoo” – 2009
Acrylic paint on canvas, 30 x 40cm
Signed, dated and titled on the back / Signed on the front

 

Minoru - Twin building on fireMinoru Sugiyama – “Twin building on fire” – 2009
Acrylic paint on canvas, 40 x 30cm
Signed, dated and titled on the back / Signed on the front

 

Minoru - Tank manMinoru Sugiyama – “Tank man” – 2009
Acrylic paint on canvas, 40 x 30cm
Signed, dated and titled on the back / Signed on the front

 

Minoru - Avalon islandMinoru Sugiyama – “Avalon island” – 2009
Acrylic paint on canvas, 40 x 30cm
Signed, dated and titled on the back / Signed on the front

 

Minoru - print 2 - cut 1Minoru Sugiyama – “The Gorgoyoles” – 2000
Etching, sheet: 36.5 x 25.5cm  work 26.5 x 17cm
Signed and numbered by the artist N 01/60

 

Minoru - print 1Minoru Sugiyama – “Birizi” – 2000
Etching, sheet: 36.5 x 25.5cm  work 26.5 x 17cm
Signed and numbered by the artist N 01/60

 

Minoru Sugiyama - Painting on board - 2012 - Tank girlMinoru Sugiyama – “Big Girl Tank 2” – 2012
Acrylic and pen painting on cardboard, 37.8 x 28.8cm

 

Minoru big girl tank 1Minoru Sugiyama – “Big Girl Tank 1” – 2012
Acrylic and pen painting on cardboard, 37.8 x 28.8cm

More coming soon, stay tune!!

Minoru - Heroin 2012

 

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