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Back Talk with Yosuke Ueno

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010


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!!!




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.





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.





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.






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.




Are you a pet person?





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.

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