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Yuichi Saito is fascinated by popular Japanese shows. At the workshop of Kobe Shu (Saitama), which he has been attending since 2002, he began graphic work around these television programs, methodically writing, in a broad gesture, the title of each of them. His drawings have since then reached a degree of visual abstraction of great intensity. More recently, he has undertaken work on the mo character of the hiragana alphabet: its repetitions reveal his emotional states. His work has been shown in the collections of the Museum of Everything, at MONA, in Tasmania, and during the closing exhibition of the maison rouge (France): L’envol ou Le rêve de voler.

yuichi saito - © yamanami, christian berst — art brut
Date 1983 —
Country Japan

Yuichi Saito attends the art workshop for mentally handicapped adults in Kobo Shu, Saitama Prefecture. Since 2002, when he began his work, Saito has shown a sole interest in calligraphy and the production of written works, unlike many artists in the workshop who prefer painting.

Saito writes the titles of his favorite television shows: Pocket Monster, Doraemon, Stray Cops (a Japanese version of Miami Vice), TV Champion (etc.), methodically creating each work on the same day the TV show is broadcast. Although the drawings are consistent with the artist’s interests, they have recently reached a high degree of visual abstraction. More recently, he obsessively traces an alphabet solely composed of “mo”, whose repetitions reveal his emotional states.

From 2017 to 2018, Yuichi Saito was shown in the exhibition of the Museum of Everything at the MONA in Tasmania, then, in 2018, in the exhibition L’envol ou le rêve de voler at the Maison Rouge in Paris.
 

Artworks
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Mo letter (Doraemon) - © christian berst — art brut
Mo letter (Doraemon), 2005
21.26 x 14.96 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2005
21.26 x 14.96 in
Mo letter (Doraemon) - © christian berst — art brut
Mo letter (Doraemon), 2005
21.26 x 14.96 in
Mo letter (Doraemon) - © christian berst — art brut
Mo letter (Doraemon), 2005
21.26 x 14.96 in
Mo letter (Doraemon) - © christian berst — art brut
Mo letter (Doraemon), 2005
21.26 x 14.96 in
untitled (Mo letter - Doraemon) - © christian berst — art brut
untitled (Mo letter - Doraemon), 2005
21.26 x 14.96 in
Mo letter (Doraemon) - © christian berst — art brut
Mo letter (Doraemon), 2005
21.26 x 14.96 in
Mo letter (Doraemon) - © christian berst — art brut
Mo letter (Doraemon), 2005
21.26 x 14.96 in
Mo letter (Doraemon) - © christian berst — art brut
Mo letter (Doraemon), 2005
21.26 x 14.96 in
Catalog
In abstracto #2
Catalogue published to mark the exhibition *In abstracto #2*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut

Preface : Raphaël Koenig.
Forewords : Christian Berst.
Catalog published to mark the exhibition In abstracto #2, from March 5th to May 30th, 2020.

Exhibitions
in abstracto #2
at the gallery. From March 5 to June 6, 2020.
drawing now 2019
Carreau du Temple. From March 27 to 30, 2019.
L’envol
Maison Rouge, Paris. From June 16 to October 28, 2018.
do the write thing 2
read between the lines, at the gallery. From April 26 to June 2, 2018.
Living in art brut
123 works from the Hannah Rieger Collection, Musuem Krems an der Donau. From September 8 to October 26, 2017.
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The Museum of everything
Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania. From June 17, 2017 to April 2, 2018.
in abstracto
at the gallery. From June 8 to July 15, 2017.
PreTENse
at the Gallery. From September 12 to October 10, 2015.
Art brut live
DOX centre for contemporary art, Praha. From March 27 to August 17, 2015.
drawing now 2014
Le Carreau du Temple. From March 25 to 30, 2014.
beyond the boundaries season 2012
discoveries and recent acquisitions. From September 8 to October 13, 2012.
vue de l'exposition *in abstracto #2*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Exhibition view of *in abstracto*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2017. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Press review
l’insociable sociabilité de l’art
Philippe Godin, La Diagonale De L’art. April 30, 2020.
bouge la ligne !
Philippe Godin, La Diagonale De L’art. May 9, 2018.
L’art brut japonais
La Rédaction, AMA. October 22, 2015.
Collections
abcd / Bruno Decharme collection
France
Hannah Rieger collection
Austria
Antoine Frérot collection
France
Yuichi Saito

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