Born in Osaka, Japan, Yoshi Sislay's lively drawings capture an Eastern energy mixed with Spanish verve. He moved to Barcelona in 2005 where he has based himself as an artist, despite not having any previous formal art training. His intricate animations grace shop windows, restaurant walls and galleries throughout the city.
Decorating for MarcelPel's 'One Million Dry Martinis' Celebration.
Drawing has always been a part of his life, but it took him a while to realise just how important a role it played for him. He uses his work as a communicative tool and a life guide.
Sislay says the fabric of his art is is formed by life experience and the inspiring people he's met. He's also influenced by nature, his travels (and no doubt his oriental orgins) as well as music, art and comics.
His work is like an elaborate doodle, patiently created to bring fun drawings to a new level of modern, intricate sophistication.
Photo: Ben StockleyLa Calma
His canvas variety is endless: paper, walls, glass, skin, Vespas . . . what next?