Hokuto Ichibayashi was born in 1992, in Ishikawa, Japan. He graduated from Kyoto Seika University, majoring in Japanese painting.
After graduation, Ichibayashi continued to create Japanese-style paintings, but changed his style from the medium of Japanese-style painting, which focused on handling natural objects, which he had studied at university, to using more artificial materials and expressing them with his own colors. The reason for this change in medium was that when he went to sketch natural objects as his motif, he felt the beauty of the images of natural objects that he saw on the LCD of his PC, which he had been familiar with since childhood, rather than seeing them in person. In his paintings, he uses a video game-like composition to depict social and historical content, and by having the characters that appear on the screen involve things that modern people cannot act upon, and by having characters that do not resemble humans involved in fictional settings, he is able to depict events on the screen that have nothing to do with modern people in a way that is somehow linked to current events. By doing so, he depicts events on the screen that have nothing to do with modern people in a way that is somehow linked to current events.
|1992||Born in Ishikawa, Japan|
|2015||Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Department of Japanese painting Currently, based in Tokyo, Japan|
|2021||“Outer World” THE blank GALLERY, Tokyo|
|2020||“Outer World” MARCO, Osaka|
“The tower” daitokai, Tokyo
|2019||“The tower” FUJII DAIMARU, Kyoto|
|2018||“Melee close in” Anagra, Tokyo|
|2017||“Fighter” argument gallery, Tokyo|
“Weird and wonderful” FALO, Tokyo
|2020||“Input/Output” GINZASIX GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS, Tokyo|
|2019||“VIEWS and FACES” THE blank GALLERY, Tokyo|
|2018||“memento mori” L’illustre Galerie LE MO NDE, Tokyo|
“Epic painters vol.4” THE blank GALLERY, Tokyo
|2019||In charge of artwork for the jacket of LOSTAGE & bacho split|
In charge of artwork for the wall print of Nike Osaka.