Sey is a contemporary mixed media artist born in Tokyo, Japan, and now
based in Los Angeles. He tackles important social issues with a sharp graphic design
sensibility with craftsman like execution to conceptual ideas. Through Sey's
exposure to different cities and cultures, his art naturally reflects a tongue-in-cheek
take on popular culture from a universal perspective. Often his work merges
Japanese motifs and American pop culture introducing a new relationship and
meaning of the subject matter.
Sey has been able to lead conceptual design projects and develop new ideas of
automation and aesthetic through various visual mediums using vibrant color with a
vast range of mixed material allowing him to develop a relationship with his work.
He has done solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York, as well as participated in
art fairs in Miami Art Basel. He has also been awarded the at Tokyo Designers Week
and has worked with brands like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mattel and the Andy Warhol
His deep involvement with charity and philanthropy has influenced his uplifting and
positive messaging to push humanity forward. He is a co-founder of a Non profit
organization called Kids Earth Fund which is based in Japan. His work has been
publicly exhibited all over the world since a young age. The foundation has been
around for 30 years and has been nominated and selected as the final shortlist for
the Nobel Peace Prize of 2018.
The bold visual aesthetic and organic textural quality of his work creates a
conversation about the obscurity between art and design. His unbounded method of
combining a variety of material ranging from paint and wood, to resin and
sculptures gives the work layers of depth. Sey presents a new perspective and flare
to iconic imagery with a conscious yet humorous message on social or political