Youichi Tanabe

August 26, 2020

Youichi Tanabe (sometimes written as Yoichi Tanabe) is a Japanese painter whose diverse themes are understood when it is known that he was born in a city linked to the sea and surrounded by nature. Besides his interest in flora and fauna, the artist is also fascinated by industrial interiors and buildings under construction. In his predominantly oil paintings, Tanabe applies vigorous brushstrokes typical of traditional Japanese calligraphy. Though mostly within figuration, some of his recent works approach abstraction without losing the suggestions to forms. Born in Kumamoto on the island of Kyushu, he has been living in Spain since 1989.