One can feel the life force of the trees, the temperature of the air, the sound of breaking waves, the mystifying aura of the moon—
Starting with intricate sketches, Tezuka expresses the overlapping of and interplay between emotions such as hope, sorrow, doubt and petition, which are then allowed to mature and filtered to create the final works.
- YUJI TEZUKA
Yuji Tezuka was born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1953. He received his first acceptance for work submitted to the Nihon Bijutsuin exhibition in 1979, while he was studying at the Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Fine Arts. Thereafter, he went on to win a large number of awards at art exhibitions. Tezuka was nominated for Nihon Bijutsuin membership in 1992, and in 2004 he began working as a professor for the Faculty of Fine Arts' Department of Painting at Tokyo University of the Arts. He is currently a member and director at Nihon Bijutsuin, and he also serves as specially appointed museum director at the Fukui Fine Arts Museum. Furthermore, Tezuka strives to contribute to society by providing works for the Nationwide Railroad Advertisement Campaign to Prevent Global Warming, which has been held for ten years, as well as other projects and events.