Concept art is a incredibly interesting and in depth from of the artist craft. Unlike the creation of art of the purpose of self-expression it is instead the creation of art to interpret another’s ideas. This is a craft that Angry Yuna is working to break. Not only is the concept artist one that can create based on another’s vision but also one with great levels of skill and technique in many cases on these objective scales far outclassing most other artists in the “fine art” sector. What makes art “art” is a subjective experience. However, Technique can be appreciated on a simple objective level by any viewer.
Yuna’s work goes beyond just the objective quality taking influences from many real world and fantasy places. Clearing the imagery of Tokyo is a deeply important part of Yuna’s creative tool kit, in the work タコ ラーメン [TAKO-RAMEN] Yuna shows us both refined technique and artistic influences in the same artwork. The work itself is based o the back streets of Tokyo with the main focus being on the character in the foreground “a Tokyo rude boy”. The more conceptual aspect of the work is that of the ramen shop itself with an octopus serving up human meat.
All of these motives take place in the winding back alleys of Tokyo, these streets seem to flow on forever. Often skipping time zones, feeling as if one has moved between realities. One would not be surprised to find perhaps while somewhat intoxicated such a scene in this metropolis of Tokyo.
Be it the representation of a dream of reality this artwork holds a familiar feeling for anyone who has seen these streets before and walks the neon lit city.
As always the best part of these profiles is the questions and this one is no different they may be short but they offer a great perspective into the mind of this artist:
Artist Q and A
What is your background in art, how did you get into Digital art?
Mostly videogames, I've always wondered how they were made. This curiosity led me to the "conceptart" profession and then my light bulb turned on.
What artists inspire you most?
I don't really have any faves because I'm a mass art consumer, If i like what I see I'll follow up their work no matter if they're famous or not.
Why do you create digital art?
I create art for fun mostly (and pay the bills too haha)
What is your process of creation?
There is no concrete process, It's more like a chaotic bunch of drawings and if I think it starts looking cool I'll might just keep working on that piece or that "chosen one".
Is there any meaning you want to get across with your artwork?
It depends on my mood but I like putting that dark-menacing touch on my Illustrations
has Digital art impacted your life?
I don't really know. Maybe it turned me into some kind of "young grumpy hermit" but I'm not really sure about that haha
Any advice for people thinking about joining Digital art?
Yes. Seeking perfection will be the beginning of your end, don't be perfectionist, believe me.
Anything else you would like to add?
Not really, I don't like stuff like "define yourself" or biographies, I'm an artist and "I draw." thats all 😀
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