Lives and works in Sydney
Yoshio Honjo reawakens traditional Japanese mythology and depicts idyllic narratives as he references the woodblock printing aesthetic of Edo period Japan. Although inspired by the woodblock prints of this period, Yoshio hand-paints using suihi enogu (mud pigment) and traditional Kozo Washi paper. The artist invites his audience to witness a reimaging of Japanese fable, as he recreates battle scenes with notorious folklore monsters and captures spontaneous pleasurable moments of Japanese geisha.
Yoshio Honjo is a two-time finalist in the Archibald Prize (2020, 2022) at the Art Gallery of NSW.