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Artist / Yusuke Toda

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Yusuke Toda (b. 1991) was born in Tokyo, Japan. In his work, everything is framed by a central character named "YUM". YUM represents the purest form of ourselves as viewers, as well as the natural harmony between us and our surrounding environment. The world of YUM, including YUM himself, is predominantly monochromatic, with vibrant pops of colour used by the artist to depict the positive and hopeful aspects of life against the backdrop of the unchanging black and white nature of mortal existence. YUM, the iconic character, possesses a strong evocative power, soothing the soul and reflecting the beauty of childhood innocence. Toda received training as an assistant to renowned artists Takashi Murakami and Tomokazu Matsuyama. He has made a significant impact on the global art market, with his shows consistently selling out in Tokyo, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan.


Born 1991 in Tokyo, Japan

Live and works in Tokyo Japan



Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan, 2011-2015 


2024    YUM’s Dream World, Guy Hepner ,  New York, USA

2023    Days of YUM,  COHLE GALLERY, Paris, France

2023    Hello Mr YUM, Gallery Afternoon, Seoul, South Korea

2022    A Day of YUM, MORTON CONTEMPORARY, Philadelphia, United States

2022    YUM, RIN and Lovely Friends, Mozuku Gallery, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

2022    YUM’s Playful Days, island japan, Tokyo, Japan



2022    TAIPEIDANGDAI, island japan, Taipei City, Taiwan

2022    DECODING, VINS Gallery, Taipei City, Taiwan

2022    URBANARTBREAK, Klamp Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2018    Pⁿ - Powers of PLAY -, The University Art Museum Chenretsukan, Tokyo, Japan



2020    FACE Prize, Honorable Mention

2020    Shell Art Prize, Honorable Mention

2015    Ichiro Fukuzawa Award

2015    Shell Art Award, Honorable Mention


Art Collectors No.167 "Sold Out Artists 2023",  February 2023

Pⁿ - Powers of PLAY -, The University Art Museum Chenretsukan, 2018, Text by Mayu Hiyama

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