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 In his paintings, he uses a video game-like composition to depict social and historical content, and by having the characters that appear on the screen involve things that modern people cannot act upon, and by having characters that do not resemble humans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.

PLOFILE

1992Born in Ishikawa, Japan
2015Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Department of Japanese painting Currently, based in Tokyo, Japan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

OTHERS

2019In charge of artwork for the jacket of LOSTAGE & bacho split
In charge of artwork for the wall print of Nike Osaka.