Yoshimi Ohtani

Illustrator - Japan
In my pictures, I put stress on "being interesting." I draw illustrations of eye-catching girls in a style that displays the essences of modern cultures, such as the mixing of Japanese and Western style and Goth-Loli.

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    The illustrations have been exhibited at SAKURA Exhibition 2015.
    http://2015.sakura-ex.info/profile_1.htm

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  • Sprouting of life

    The main visual of Sakura Exhibition 2013. It shows a spring budding with life. I emphasized the "Japaneseness" in a positive way.

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  • The universe blessing and sea travel

    Exhibition work for
    ・MaGnology 2016 (Hamburg, Germany)
    ・Art Festival of {TOKYO-TEN} (@Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan)

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About Me

Yoshimi Ohtani

Illustrator / Japan

In my pictures, I put stress on "being interesting." I draw illustrations of eye-catching girls in a style that displays the essences of modern cultures, such as the mixing of Japanese and Western style and Goth-Loli. I reinterpret concepts unique to Japan such as "wabi," "sabi," and "kare" in a modern way, and fuse them with the expressions and design of anime and manga (Japanimation) and artistic expression.

I do publications, magazine covers, wall paintings in members-only bars, cover and screen designs for mobile phones, illustrations for consumer games and movies, and so on, regardless of the medium - on paper, in digital or on the web. I am active both in Japan and overseas.

  • Creator NameYoshimi Ohtani
  • GenreIllustration
  • NationalityJapanese
  • GenderFemale
  • Date of BirthJune 18, 1980
  • Blood TypeA
  • Zodiac SignGemini
  • Years Active7
  • RegionWorldwide
  • ToolsAdobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MacOSX.

    Experience

    Illustrator / Visual Artist

    Born in Tokyo in 1980.
    While emphasizing interest as a picture, she draws illustrations of girls, expressing essences of modern cultures such as a compromise between Japanese and Western styles and “goth-loli” fashions. Interpreting Japanese unique senses such as wabi, sabi, kare, and iki in a modern way, she fuses two types of depictions: animation & manga and design & arts. She is active at home and abroad in various kinds of media including paper, digital, and websites, having drawn an interior wall painting at a club bar and creating illustrations for cell phone covers, screen designs, consumer game images and so on.

    Exhibitions

    ・SAKURA Exhibition 2013 @Tokyo, @LA,
     open-call project in charge of planning,    
     operation and main visual, (2013 March-)
    ・"Digital Fine Art" @Gallery CORSO in Tokyo. - Group exhibition , (2012 August)
    ・Rose Exhibition vol.01 @Gallery GINZA icchome - Group exhibition -, (2012 June)
    ・SAKURA Exhibition 2012 @Tokyo, @NewYork, @LA, @United Kingdom, @Amsterdam, @Portugal
     Open-call project in charge of planning,    
     operation and main visual, (2012 March-2013 March)
    ・Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong 2012 #kinosho-kikaku + Gallery156, @ Hong Kong (2012 Fev)
    ・BlueRoses x SHINJUKU MARUI ONE Art♡Sweet♡Heart - Originalgoods shop-, (2012 February)
    ・SWEET STREETS 2011Exhibition @LA - Group exhibition , (2011 November)
    ・ARTas1® Japanese Illustrators Show ""SUMMER PARTY of ILLUSTRATORS"" @ LA NORBERTELLEN GALLERY - Group exhibition -, (2011 Aug)
    ・Women Illustrators of Japan @ LA NORBERTELLEN GALLERY - Group exhibition -, (2011 July)
    ・Curated by Art-sommelier Fuyuhiko Yamamoto 「Now, an interesting art illustrator」 @Ginaza(Tokyo) - Group exhibition -, (2011 July)
    ・SAKURA Exhibition 2011 @Tokyo, @NewYork, @Roppongi(Tokyo),
      Open-call project in Charge of planning,    
     operation and main visual, (2011 March-June),
    ・Design・Festa vol.31 (2011 may)
    ・SEIBU SHIBUYA feat. BlueRoses【Very Merry Holy】 - Group exhibition & Shop-, (2010 Decmber)
    ・30th anniversary of Hojo Tsukasa debut & Monthly Comic Zenon launch Memorial Tribute Exhibition (2010 November)
    ・ARTsLABo* LABo-Wafu Genso (Japanese Fantasy) 3 @Tokyo - Group exhibition , (2010 October)
    ・BlueRoes 2nd Exhibition""Kwaii"" @Tokyo and @NewYork - Group exhibition-, (2010 May-June)
    ・Cosmic Fusion II,Tokyo O ART MUSEUM- Group exhibition , (2010 July)
    ・SAKURA Exhibition 2010 @Tokyo, @NewYork, @Kyoto,
     Open-call project in Charge of planning,    
     operation and main visual, (2010 March-June),
    ・Setsugecca Exhibition @Tokyo @Kyoto @NewYork (2010 January)
    ・BlueRoses -Girls Illustration Exhibition- Group exhibition , (2009 Decmber)
    ・14th Yokohama ""Art Exhibition citizens grow"" @ Landmark Hall ""Reflections in the Eye"" @Yokohama - Group exhibition-, (2009 Decmber)
    ・Design・Festa vol.30 (2009 September)
    ・SAKURA Exhibition New York, Open-call project, (2009 May-June)
    ・SAKURA Exhibition, Open-call project in Charge of planning,
     operation and main visual, (2009 March-April)
    ・Illustration Exhibition @ Tokyo MySpace.cafe Gallery tour - Private exhibition , (2008 September-October)
    ・ARTs*LABo-Wafu Genso (Japanese Fantasy) - Group exhibition -, (2008 September)
    ・Illustration Exhibition @ NY - 1st Private exhibition -, (2008 July-August)

    and many more...