London born Daisuke Sakaguchi showcases his underlying and inimitable aesthetic, expressing his love for art and the culture that comes with it in the fusion of his Asian and British heritage. His art work is all free hand brush painted and spray painted. No stencils are used and not computer generated.
Daisuke’s creations are inspired by his passion for “Ukiyo-e” – pictures of the floating world – (a genre of Japanese woodblock prints) and “Irezumi” (traditional Japanese tattoos). Daisuke’s art work are his very own modern interpretation of this classical art form as a mural of storytelling, featuring motifs, landscapes, tales from history, theatrical creatures, fleeting beauty and a realm of entertainment combined with traditional positive iconography, in his recognizable style.
Daisuke has exhibited his work at Sotheby’s London Gallery, Colette in Paris, Comme des Garcons’ Dover Street Market, Tokyo Fashion Week and has had his work auctioned at the National Portrait Gallery.
Daisuke produces his unique art works by painting on to three dimensional objects and giving them a new life, along with applying his signature style on to classic stretched canvases and large scale bespoke murals.
He created the hand painted Giant “Mirai” Egg for the 2012 Fabergé Big Egg Exhibition and the painted “Tomodachi” Phone Booth for the 2012 BT ArtBox Exhibition that was auctioned at The National Portrait Gallery by Sotheby’s. One of Daisuke’s latest creations is the painted and positively transformed 1940’s authentic British Military deactivated test bomb. This bomb has had a beautiful make over and been given a new life and symbol to subvert the meaning of war to become the “Love Bomb”.
In 2015, Daisuke exhibited his “Inazuma” Tiger painting at the Hotel Café Royal for the “Save Wild Tigers” group show curated by Christian Furr, which was then auctioned at a gala event at the Savoy London. Later that year he had an exhibition at The Redfern Gallery, Cork Street in May
In 2016, Daisuke had the honor of having his art work selected to be on the front and back cover of the 125th Year of the “Chelsea Arts Club” Year Book.
Most recently, Daisuke’s latest pieces were chosen for the 25th Anniversary of the “ING Discerning Eye” Exhibition which was held at the Mall Galleries on The Mall, London. Daisuke has exhibited at the London Westbank Gallery in West London along with at their renowned Urban In Ibiza.
Art is part of Daisuke’s life, therefore his artistic process comes both very naturally and calculated, but he combines that with the academic skills and classical techniques that he has kept since graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 2003 with a BA (Hons) Degree.
Daisuke’s art works have been featured in established publications from Vogue Living, Elle Deco and The Sunday Times Style through to The Observer, Tatler and Metro.
Daisuke’s past jewellery creations have been worn by Rihanna, Linda Evangelista, Elton John, David Furnish, Kelly Osbourne, and the Beckhams, along with creating art pieces for David Coulthard, Microsoft, private beach mansions in Sardinia and the London Motor Show.