Yasuhito Kawasaki 

Country Japan

Yasuhito Kawasaki’s debuted his North American solo exhibition titled ‘Hello Bear-Chan!’ with Thinkspace Projects on February 4, 2023. Deftly working with both paintings and ceramics, Kawasaki is experiencing a meteoric rise with collectors around the world. Using a casting technique he has honed over years of work, he is known for his trademark sculptures of innocent looking children. While the visuals vary, each is a self-portrait, drawing on some element of himself.

Artist’s Statement

Ever since we are born, at home, we are spending lots of time with people with similar faces as our own like parents, brothers, sisters, and relatives. That’s why I think that a face that I recognise, and the feature of that face, is infinitely similar to myself. For example, in some cases, we think the face of pet dog resembles its owner’s, or the faces of a married couple resemble each other. I think it is a phenomenon that the feature of a face you recognize looks like your face, and you subconsciously choose the one with the same face or a similar one.
The portraits that I create in my artwork look like me because, in a subconscious manner, I select that person, I don’t imagine a specific person. I call it a self-portrait. And whether it’s a figure of a man or a woman, I call it a self-portrait regardless of gender.
I got married about a year ago and started living as a married couple. I accept a person who is different from me, and every piece of my artwork is about what I can see and think from the smallest society of two people.

Current and Previous Works by Yasuhito Kawasaki 

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  • “Pink Bear Mascot Costume”

    (2022)
    $11,500
    Available
    FRP/Lacquer paint
    35.43" × 53.14"
    90 × 135 cm
  • “Apple On the Head”

    (2022)
    $2,400
    Available
    Ceramic
    7" × 13"
    18 × 33 cm
  • “Boy In Bear Costume Riding On A Horse 2023-1”

    (2023)
    $4,300
    Available
    Ceramic
    *There are small cracks that naturally resulted of the firing process.
    18.89" × 13.77"
    48 × 35 cm
  • “Boy In Bear Costume Riding On A Horse 2022-02”

    (2022)
    $2,700
    Available
    Ceramic
    *There are small cracks that naturally resulted of the firing process.
    11.41" × 15"
    29 × 38 cm
  • “Boy In Rabbit Costume With Left Hand Raised 2022-1”

    (2022)
    $3,700
    Available
    Ceramic
    *There are small cracks that naturally resulted of the firing process.
    13.77" × 15.75"
    35 × 40 cm
  • “BOOM!!”

    (2022)
    $4,300
    Available
    Ceramic
    *There are small cracks that naturally resulted of the firing process.
    11.02" × 22.04"
    28 × 56 cm
  • “Mascot Costume (Lion)”

    (2022)
    $1,700
    Available
    Acrylic and urethane on resin
    Edition of 8 (2 available)
    6" × 13"
    15 × 33 cm
  • “Pinocchio and Owl”

    (2022)
    $2,800
    Available
    Glazed ceramic sculpture
    6" × 5.5"
    15 × 14 cm

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  • “Boy In Ear Costume And Apple”

    (2022)
    $4,000
    Available
    Ceramic
    *There are small cracks that naturally resulted of the firing process.
    11.81" × 16.53"
    30 × 42 cm
  • “Boy In Bear Costume With Right Hand Raised 2022-3”

    (2022)
    $3,700
    Available
    Ceramic
    *There are small cracks that naturally resulted of the firing process.
    13" × 16.92"
    33 × 43 cm
  • “Portrait Of Boy In Rabbit Costume”

    (2022)
    $1,800
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    19.68" × 23.85"
    50 × 61 cm
  • “Owl On The Table With Boy”

    (2022)
    $2,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    20.86" × 20.86"
    53 × 53 cm
  • “Self-Portrait Making A Sculpture 2022-2”

    (2022)
    $3,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    35.82" × 28.62"
    91 × 73 cm
  • “Strawberry Sponge Cake On The Table”

    (2023)
    $3,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    35.82" × 28.62"
    91 × 73 cm
  • “Tea Time With Blue Bear”

    (2022)
    $3,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    28.62" × 28.62"
    73 × 73 cm
  • “With Inspired Blue Bear”

    (2022)
    $3,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    35.82" × 28.62"
    91 × 73 cm
  • “Boy In Bear Costume On Blue Bear”

    (2023)
    $2,700
    Sold
    Ceramic
    *There are small cracks that naturally resulted of the firing process.
    7.48" × 16.14"
    19 × 41 cm
  • “Boy In Rabbit Costume”

    (2023)
    $2,400
    Sold
    Ceramic
    *There are small cracks that naturally resulted of the firing process.
    7.08" × 14.56"
    18 × 37 cm
  • “Portrait of Boy in Bear Costume”

    (2022)
    $1,800
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    19.68" × 23.85"
    50 × 61 cm
  • “Owl On The Table With Girl”

    (2022)
    $2,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    20.86" × 20.86"
    53 × 53 cm
  • “On The Table 2023-1”

    (2023)
    $6,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    46" × 35.82"
    117 × 91 cm
  • “On The Table 2022-11”

    (2022)
    $5,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    39.37" × 31.61"
    100 × 80 cm
  • “On The Table 2022-10”

    (2022)
    $6,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    46" × 35.82"
    117 × 91 cm
  • “On The Table 2022-09”

    (2022)
    $6,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    46" × 35.82"
    117 × 91 cm
  • “On The Table 2022-08”

    (2022)
    $6,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    46" × 35.82"
    117 × 91 cm
  • “Blue Bear and Self-Portrait”

    (2022)
    $3,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    35.82" × 35.82"
    91 × 91 cm
  • “Bear and Rabbit Graffiti”

    (2022)
    $3,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    35.82" × 28.62"
    91 × 73 cm
  • “Money Tree On the Table with Blue Bear and Owl”

    (2022)
    $3,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on canvas
    Buyer agrees to purchase one of ‘Mascot Costume (Lion)’ in tandem with painting
    20.75" × 20.75"
    53 × 53 cm
  • “Boy In Bear Costume Riding On A Horse”

    (2022)
    $2,700
    Sold
    Ceramic
    10" × 9"
    25 × 23 cm
  • “Boy, Girl and Owl On the Hill”

    (2022)
    $3,400
    Sold
    Ceramic
    13" × 14"
    33 × 36 cm
  • “Boy In Rabbit Costume”

    (2022)
    $1,900
    Sold
    Ceramic
    5" × 13"
    13 × 33 cm
  • “Boy In Bear Mascot Costume and Owl”

    (2022)
    $4,800
    Sold
    Ceramic
    16" × 18"
    41 × 46 cm
  • “Dark Green Bear Costume With Arms In The Air”

    (2022)
    $6,500
    Sold
    Acrylic and urethane on fiberglass / FRP
    12" × 24.8"
    30 × 63 cm