Venus Over Manhattan, New York
39 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012 USA

November 17, 2023 – January 13, 2024

Yuichiro Ukai is having his first solo exhibition in the United States. In an exciting collaboration with Venus Over Manhattan, New York, 14 recent works by the 28 year-old artist are showcased, marking the first time such a large number of his works are displayed together. This allows visitors to appreciate the vast imaginary world that Ukai creates in his work, which, to him, is simply an ever-expanding vista, revealed through a series of interconnected pieces.

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An excerpt from the press release:
“Japanese subculture and epics, two influences heavily present in Ukai’s work, are both integral parts of Japan’s literary and visual arts heritage. The heightened sense of drama, expansiveness of scope and rich complexity present in Ukai’s drawings are very evocative of Japanese epics, which often take the form of long narrative poems or prose works that depict heroic tales, historical events, or legendary figures. Correspondingly, manga, which can trace its roots to traditional Japanese art forms like ukiyo-e woodblock prints, is a sequential art, characterized by its distinctive visual style and narrative structure – something echoed in the continuity preternaturally conjured by Ukai across his drawings.”