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At the end of our “Japanese week”, we are glad to share with your something special. Our previous post with Agoera’s artworks was extremely popular. And we decided to please our reader and take an exclusive interview with this amazing artist from Japan - Agoera.
L: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
A: I was graduated from Tama Art University, Japan, and have been working as an illustrator.
L: Most of your artworks are full of solitude, melancholy and poetry. Why do you choose this themes?
A: I think I simply prefer that type of pictures. I didn’t consciously choose those solitude, melancholy and poetry atmospheres - as you say -, but it just happened to be so.
L: All characters don’t show faces in your works. Is it some kind of message? What do you want to express by that?
A: When you draw the faicial expressions on the characters, our eyes tend to focus only on their faces. I want people to feel the whole atmosphere on my paintings, so I purposely don’t draw the facial expressions on my characters.
L: What we love in your paintings is the capture of the moment when characters are thinking or observing or dreaming. It seems they are deep inside themself, reflecting and looking at the world through their own prism. Can you describe your characters?
A: I don’t let my characters have their own stories. The stories should arise from imaginations of the viewers. So I always try not to describe assertive characteristics which hinder the imaginations.
L: Do you have a dream project involving other artists/brands/magazines you would like to collaborate with/for?
A: I would like to take part in various things. Collaborating sounds interesting.
L: Your life motto
A: Failure is success.
L: And our special question. Imagine that you are sweets, what kind it would be and why?:)
A: Marron glacé. The reason is… I just think so lol.
Thank you, Agoera!
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This week is going to be devoted to Japan. Leivos collected a lot of wonderful illustrations to share with our readers. And we also have something very special. Don’t miss it:)
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