Artists


We are very proud to work closely with the following incredibly talented artists. If you would like us to help display your work either at one of our events or as a month-long exhibition at a Tokyo-based cafe, please take a look at our Display your Art page.
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Kangarui

Rui Yamashita is the artist behind Kangarui. She was born in Japan, raised in Kenya and her life experiences are reflected in each of her designs. A quirky fusion style, filled with colour and often with animals found in East Africa, she wishes to spread her safari love around the world.

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Joe Allam

Incessantly driven to live the creative travel lifestyle, Joe is a creator specializing in travel photography and filmmaking. With a rapidly growing audience, primarily on YouTube, he shares the journeys behind his photos with an aim to inspire others to see the world through creative eyes.

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JP OBADINA

JP is a freelance photographer based in Tokyo. Rather than focus on one particular photographic style, he unadvisedly attempts a wide number of things, probably due to some form of undiagnosed idiocy. He enjoys street and landscape photography, and simple portraiture. On Instagram he goes by @jibesy, a nickname he picked up at school, the result of a misspelling of his actual name on a list of new year 7 students that was posted on the wall by the playground.

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Chris Broad

Chris Broad is the creator of Abroad in Japan, a Youtube channel with 2.4 million subscribers and 310 million views focussed on life in Japan. In between his relentless traveling across the country, whilst lost down the alleyways of urban sprawls such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe, he photographs nighttime scenes with a cyberpunk twist. The images of the gritty, chaotic, neon-lit streets of Japan's cities at night, offer viewers a premature glimpse into the future. Gaze into the frame and be transported to another world.

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Lisa Knight

Lisa Knight is a photographer from Australia currently living in Japan. After burning out in her legal career, she quit her job, sold everything and moved to Japan with absolutely no life plan. After teaching children for two years, she is now a full-time photographer and videographer for the longest-running English language lifestyle magazine in Tokyo. While she shoots a variety of photo styles, from portraits to architecture, she is most at home surrounded by flowers and capturing the beauty of the natural world around her.

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Go Suzuki

A photographer who is passionate about, and specializes in, photos of mountains over 2,500m in height. Go likes to capture seas of clouds ('Unkai' in Japanese), the Milky Way and fascinating mountain ridges both domestically and internationally. His background is in street dancing and he tries to stick to the HipHop attitude of "Originality" when discovering his own unique view/shooting points.

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Elora Pautrat

Elora grew up in the French Alps, a place that she says really shaped her interest in everything that surrounds her, especially her love for art and colors. Influenced by Ghibli films, Ukiyo-E, impressionism, City Pop and color therapy, Elora likes to create illustrations inspired by Japanese woodblock prints with a modern twist and a soothing color palette.

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Taylor Jackson

Taylor Jackson is a Canadian travel photographer, and video creator. He got into photography through music - photographing live bands, and press photos. Now he spends the majority of the year traveling and discovering new places. Iceland is one of Taylor's favourite locations to photograph. Dramatic landscapes, volatile weather, and the potential to see the Northern Lights.

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Nelson Wu

Nelson Wu is a pixel artist and illustrator based in Toronto. He is currently working in the video game and entertainment industry. Nelson's experiences travelling all over Asia have inspired many of his artworks. Many artworks are based around city architecture and food design. These artworks are a reflection of those experiences; many contained as a frozen memory in the form of a looping animation.

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Eiki Akiyama

Eiki is an adventure photographer and videographer. Since his first backpacking trip to South East Asia, Eiki has fallen in love with capturing the world's beauty. From the incredible landscapes of South Africa to the bluest water in the Philippines, he's chasing the planet's hidden gems to inspire others to explore. Currently based in Tokyo, Eiki shoots campaigns for some of the largest companies in Japan.

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Nori William

Nori William is a Tokyo-based artist who was born and raised in London. He uses his inspirations from Ukiyo-e, Japanese patterns and street culture to create whimsical worlds using digital and traditional mediums. After spending seven years living in this chaotic and fast-paced society, he became interested in mindfulness and introspection. Nori uses art to touch on themes such as nature, self-love and growth.

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Gui Martinez

Born in the south of Brazil and raised between there and England. Gui has been focused on photography as well as various art forms such as music, design, cinema, since a very young age. This understanding of a wide range of media has led to a sensitive and rich body of work in his photography which not only is very apparent but is also a key factor in the storytelling aspect of his images. After having lived in several cities around the world, he based himself in Tokyo where he decided to branch out and expand his career.

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Tatsuhiko Esaki

Tatsu's passion for photography and videography has been evident since his formative years. He honed his craft by producing captivating short films in college before beginning his career as a video journalist for one of Japan's premier news networks. There, Tatsu gained unparalleled expertise in documentary filmmaking and captured the human experience with finesse. Today, as a highly sought-after freelance photographer and video director, he immortalizes the cultural and natural beauty of Japan. With an extraordinary eye for detail and a commitment to capturing unique stories, Tatsu's work showcases his unparalleled talent and creativity, captivating audiences from all walks of life.

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John Seru

'Seru', as he is known to anyone that's met him, likes to create images that excite his imagination, and make him ask what happened to get us to this point? Or what happens next? He likes to feel that the pieces he makes are just 'slices' of a larger story, but most importantly it's an unwritten story, one which he hopes the viewer of the 'slice', completes themselves. Seru loves the idea of the audience creating the context, drawing on their experiences and feeling to fill in the missing chapters, that way, each new reading of the image will have a different effect.

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Marina González

Born under the warm Spanish sun, Marina found her passion for street-photography as soon as she set foot in Tokyo in 2018 where she now lives. She enjoys wandering around the city and taking pictures, searching for a new perspective through which to show the world the natural beauty of Japanese everyday life. Her photos revolve around pastel sunsets, candid shots, and slice of life scenes.

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Elly Tanaka

As a British-born Japanese, Elly says that she is lucky to be able to call both, London and Tokyo, her home. With a life of travel and experiencing different cultures, Elly wants to share her passions and inspire others to see the world.

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Donald Baird

Donald (CodestarCreates) is a pixel artist and game developer based in Tokyo, Japan. His work is influenced by the console and arcade games of the 90's, and utilizes many of the same techniques and limitations present in those games. He first gained an interest in pursuing pixel art as a medium from participating in message boards dedicated to preserving video game sprite art for future generations. This subsequently led to his interest in game development at a young age, simply from him wanting to make one of his sprites move across his computer screen one day.

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Andrew Valentine

Andrew Valentine is an American visual artist and musician working in Tokyo. Andrew’s main works consist of art zines, audiovisual pieces, ambient and electronic music.

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Ben Cooke Profile Image

Ben Cooke

As a freelance writer, filmmaker and photographer based in Tokyo, Ben has found Japan to be an endless source of creative inspiration since moving there from Australia in an effort to escape his corporate career. With love for telling stories in both written and visual mediums, he aims to capture scenes that can instil this same inspiration in others.

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Ricardo Suhr

Ricardo left his job in Northern Germany to relocate to Tokyo to be with his wife. His goal was to pursue his dream of working as a photographer. He has a deep passion for narrating stories through his images, with street and documentary photography as his foremost interests. In his view, Japan stands out as one of the finest locations globally to capture these moments, whether on film or digitally.

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Renan Nishimura

Hsailing from Brazil and traversing between Japan and his homeland, Renan—also known as Ren—embarked on a photography journey in 2019, igniting an enduring passion for the art form. His initiation into photography came through a course, during which a mentor shared an intriguing concept—the idea of "duck photographers." Much like ducks, which can navigate air, land, and water but often in a less orderly manner, these photographers aspire to capture every genre yet sometimes struggle to excel in any particular style.

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Kim Ji-Eun

Ji-Eun is a talented watercolor artist from South Korea with a deep fascination for painting flowers. Her vibrant floral masterpieces, previously confined to canvas, now make their digital debut through Artedly. This marks an exciting new chapter in her artistic journey as her captivating creations bloom digitally, bringing the enchantment of flowers to cafes across Tokyo for the first time.

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Alexandra Lee

Hailing from Malaysia and residing in Tokyo, Alexandra is a gifted photographer. Her project, 'Possessions,' beautifully captured portraits of 50 individuals alongside their most cherished belongings. This creative endeavor has already been exhibited in Tokyo, with plans for a future exhibition in Malaysia. Artedly is lucky enough to feature 9 of her chosen profile photos from this remarkable project.

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Jenny Kaori

Jenny, a talented artist and illustrator hailing from Japan, draws inspiration from her childhood exposure to a diverse array of unregulated domestic and foreign anime, as well as Western television programs. Her artistic style is a captivating fusion of Japanese shoujo manga culture and the whimsical charm of Western cartoons. Through her work, she skillfully portrays a world inhabited by girls and fictional characters who grapple with the complexities of modern mass consumption society and evolving gender ideologies. Jenny's art serves as a thought-provoking exploration of contemporary social norms and aesthetics, capturing the essence of our ever-evolving modern age with a unique and evocative perspective.

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Matt Heald

Driven by nostalgia for all things old school Matt creates art inspired by the games and movies of yesteryear. If you like to take it up to 88mph and relive the past, you will love some of his upcoming work here at Artedly.

As the mastermind behind graphic design studio Retro Design Co., Matt boasts an impressive portfolio that includes crafting logos and artwork for the US Military, Sony Entertainment, and Hasbro Toys (to name but a few). He’s no stranger to the limelight, having collaborated with high-profile YouTubers and A-list actors, counting Samuel L. Jackson among his satisfied clientele. To top it all off, you can spot his iconic designs gracing the likes of Keanu Reeves, LL Cool J, Alex Winter and MrBeast.

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Rio Kimura

Rio is a Tokyo-based travel content creator originally from Nara. After 14 years of living and travelling across more than 10 countries and 25 cities, he returned to Japan, and he currently manages social media and creates content for an international sports brand.

He is passionate about travelling to discover authentic local cultures and their unique stories. Today, following his passion led him to shoot content focused on hotels, crafts and cultural activities. Driven by his never-ending curiosity, Rio continues to capture unique and authentic moments through his work.

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Tommy Comacino

Tommy is a photographer and videomaker living in Tokyo. He travels solo bicycle journeys across Japan, venturing into remote landscapes. Through his lens, Tommy aims to capture the raw essence of these places and share the wonders he has encountered along the way.

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Kyle Vollaers

Kyle is a South-African adventure and lifestyle photographer, currently freelancing throughout the world. Kyle is known for his soft cinematic style of photography, and his unique ability to capture seemingly ordinary locations in a beautiful way.

Kyle began his creative career as a street artist and musician on the bustling streets of Cape Town, South Africa. He transferred this creative energy to photography in 2016, and has since amassed a stunning portfolio of travel, landscape, and lifestyle photos. Kyle is hyper-focused on using his photography to create positive change in the world, and his current body of work reflects this. Kyle is available for hire worldwide, and is interested in working with brands that align with his interests in travel, adventure, social ethics, and environmental sustainability.

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