Akishi Ueda was born in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture in Japan. Since he was a child, Akishi has been strongly influenced by art, music, movies, and “J-Pop Surrealism” which has a Japanese flavour and focuses on the attributes of Pop Surrealism. Akishi uses various styles and motifs in his sculptural work, from cute to strange giant creatures.
His main exhibition activity was previously largely focused in Japan, until 2019 when Akishi won the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Sculpture Award. Since then his activities in the English-speaking world have began in earnest.
Artwork Themes & Subject Matter
Akishi Ueda’s works tell unique stories, evoking strong feelings of sadness, nostalgia, curiosity and longing.
Akishi Ueda’s sculptures have been published in notable magazines and online sources including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and COSMOS.