Yukio kevin Iraha
Artist in Washington
Yukio Kevin Iraha have always been creative. His work may or may not be easily understood, but his art tells a story. His sources of inspiration include cultural anecdotes, history, and folk tales. Yukio Kevin Iraha then mixes those ideas with personal experiences and his imagination. The outcome may be abstract, concrete or illustrative. Some ideas come from watching comedy shows, particularly from the silent film era, which he believes is a source of stress relief. His recent endeavor is a series of comic strips, "Nine Bits." This is a series of mischievous episodes about nine ghosts haunting a cafe owner, Mr Az. The strip was based on one of Iraha's paintings, "A Ghosts of Funnies Revisited, " which is a memorial depiction of a nine deceased children, lined up, dressed in clown outfits.
Yukio Kevin Iraha has a degree in Fine Art but he has also worked in the commercial art field as well. He has contributed art to some publications and has done commission work. Acrylic is his primary medium, but he has used unconventional objects like antique wood or papermache for three dimensional art.
His art is eclectic and ethereal but his integrity never fails in both the creating and outcome of the pieces. He clearly believes there is a line between fraud and true artform. He says,"I try to express true self. I don't make art to please people, but at the same time I won't exhibit art that's intentionally distasteful."