Yoshi Sodeoka

Feb 12th, 2020

Yoshi Sodeoka

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Yoshi Sodeoka is a New York based artist whose work is characterized by neo-psychedelic aesthetic, explored through various media and platforms.

How does technology affect your work?

I admit that new technology does inspire new art ideas. But at the same time, those tools are how we express those ideas. We should try not to be overwhelmed and jump on everything new.

How does social media affect you and your art?

Not so much. All sorts of social media platforms come and go. Artists make stuff no matter what. It’s best not to adjust our work around those.

What does the future hold for your work?

I’m pretty bad at making plans for my future. I just go with the flow.

Do your parents like your work?

Yes, I think so, although I am not sure if they completely understand what I do. I can’t blame them because I always have a hard time explaining what I do to people.

How do you determine if a work has been a success?

Everything I make is sort of like a diary of some sort. I look at my past work and I can usually remember what my life was like at the time of making it. So, I guess as many memories as I can get out of a work makes it a successful one.

Has your work ever gotten you into a dangerous situation?

Ok, dangerous situation?? I don’t know… But I’ve gotten some complaints over my videos with a lot of flashing images on it. Some people thought that it could cause epilepsy. Epilepsy isn’t a joke. I hope no one got that by looking at some of my videos.