SUPERFROG Gallery: AMANO April 24 – May 8
Saturday, April 24 – Saturday, May 8
Best known for his character designs for Final Fantasy, Yoshitaka Amano was the first artist to open an exhibition with SUPERFROG Gallery in August, 2009. Back by popular demand, Amano’s DEVA LOKA USA graces our walls again. His breathtaking and vibrant pieces are coated with auto-paint and metallic glitter, An ode to his childhood love for American comics and automobiles.
Yoshitaka Amano (1952-)
Born in Shizuoka City, Japan, Amano started working for Tatsunoko Productions, where he worked on character development for such popular animated television series as Gatchaman (G-Force), The Adventures of Hutch, the Honeybee and The Time Bokan series. After he left Tatsunoko Productions in 1982, he started working as a freelance illustrator and expanded his career to gain worldwide recognition for his visual concept design for the popular game Final Fantasy.
His works both in illustration and computer game design, such as Vampire Hunter D, Guin Saga, Final Fantasy, Front Mission etc., became legendary in the industry. His fine art oriented works have been shown in galleries and art fairs all over the world in recent years.
In 1997, Amano’s first gallery exhibition THINK LIKE AMANO was held in New York City and his career as a contemporary artist took international route followed by concept design for the first philharmonic production of 3D/2D animated short film 1001 Nights which debuted at the Los Angeles Philharmonic April Concert, solo exhibition at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Exhibition THINK LIKE AMANO at Uenonomori Museum of Art in Tokyo, and solo exhibition HERO at Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City (1999).
In, 2000 THE SANDMAN: The Dream Hunters was nominated for Hugo Award and won Eisner Award.