Back Talk with Yosuke Ueno

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010
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Today, I feel:

 

Excellent. I am in an amazing condition for this solo.

 

 

If you had three wishes, what would they be?

 

I wish that many people would come to the solo and I would like the people to enjoy the show ×3!!!

 

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Do you consider yourself a funny person?

 

Even if I think I am, I would become a boring man the moment I profess that I am a funny person.

 

 

If you had one magic power, what would it be?

 

An ability to do warp. It is a convenience for me to come and go over Tokyo and LA.

 

 

Something that makes you happy?

 

Mountains and running.

 

 

Something that makes you mad?

 

I hate to think about and see violence.

 

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What was your favorite subject in elementary school?

 

Japanese, Science, PE, and Art.

 

 

If you feel a creative block, what do you do to jumpstart inspiration?

 

Fortunately, I’ve never come across any creative block. I think that is why I jog everyday. Running makes my mind clear and keep balance between my mind and body.

 

 

When someone is taking a photo, do you smile for the camera or turn your head?

 

I really do not like to face cameras, but I really love to take pictures with my camera.

 

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Are you a social network enthusiast?

 

Though I have various accounts on some social network sites, I couldn’t be very much into these. I don’t know why…

 

 

What is a quality you don’t like about yourself?

I sometimes tend to ignore what I am not interested in at all. I think that is my weak point.

 

 

Last good book you read?

 

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall.

 

 

Who has had the most impact on your life?

 

My friends.

 

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Are you spiritual?

 

I am not sure…

 

 

One word to describe your artwork?

 

Positive. The theme of my art is positive energy.

 

 

What’s missing in your life?

 

I am satisfied all things I have in my hand.

 

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Are you a pet person?

 

No.

 

 

Is your artwork understood?

 

I am not sure, but I hope my art to spread more and more all over the world.

 

 

The most trouble you’ve ever gotten into:

 

I don’t remember, because troubles slip my mind soon when they are over.

 

 

Where do you imagine yourself in five years?

 

I would live where I want to live.

 

 

 

Yosuke Ueno

Negative Never Again

Thinkspace Main Gallery

 

Exhibit on view: July 9th – July 30th (along with Dan-ah Kim’s Waking In The Dark)

 

Opening Reception: Fri, July 9th 7-10pm, with both artists in attendance.

More info at www.thinkspacegallery.com

 

More on Yosuke Ueno at www.spaceegg77.com

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