Tsubasa Yoshisako’s solo exhibition held in Kagoshima – Pop depictions of daily life

PUBLISHED Nov 4, 2021

An illustration by Tsubasa Yoshisako

On November 3, Kagoshima-based illustrator Tsubasa Yoshisako’s solo exhibition “Pop Shichihenge” opened at SOMETHING, a shop and gallery in Tenmonkan, Kagoshima City.

Yoshisako draws “little happy and joyful things” in her daily life in vivid and eye-catching colors. The word “Shichihenge,” meaning “seven transformations,” in the exhibition title reflects her wish for people to enjoy different kinds of “pop.” Yoshisako explains, “There are many kinds of pop, such as retro pop, dark pop, and pop in everyday life.”

The exhibition showcases about 100 works, 30-40 percent of which are new. Illustrations include commissioned works Yoshisako has created, as well as works painted in a retro style, deformed backgrounds of Kagoshima landscapes, negative themes with a pop touch, and digital works themed on music and bands. She works with ballpoint pens, markers, Copics, and acrylic paints for her hand-drawn works.

Postcards, stickers, paint bags, and small-sized original paintings are available for purchase. Yoshisako commented; “Utilizing the available space, this exhibition has substantial content. I hope that visitors will find their own ‘pop’ through my illustrations.”

The exhibition is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is 300 yen, and it will run until December 5.

  • Items available for purchase at the exhibition