Yosuke Kiso

kisoYosuke Kiso has lived in Yamagata prefecture since entering Tohoku University of Art and Design.  He studied Japanese painting in university and continued making art while working in art education.

He has studied Japanese calligraphy since he was a small child, and started leaning “Tankoku” seal carving when he was 18.

Kiso has been attracted by traditional hand-made Japanese paper produced in Yamagata ever since he was completing his master’s.  To this day, he continues using local hand-made paper for his art works.

Kiso specialises in making ”kata-e-zuri”「型絵刷り」a traditional Japanese dyeing and weaving technique applied to paper. He learned this skill in Kitakata city, Fukushima prefecture.  Most of his recent works use this traditional technique.