Solo exhibition ‘PERMANENT HOLIDAY‘ was exhibited at Outre Gallery in Melbourne & at Byron Bay Surf Festival. (2019)
“I like living in Australia now, and I like the people here and their attitude to life. I have learnt how I roll my life, how I like to keep doing things I like, through living in Australia for last 15 years. For me, the time I have spent in Australia can be seen as a ‘holiday’ because it's been such a surreal experience since I left Japan. Also it is where my life direction has changed and I've become sort of brainwashed in a positive way. Now I have family here and I want them to grow in this brilliant country, so I've decided to live here for good – which can be my ‘Permanent Holiday’. That is why I decided on ‘Permanent Holiday’ as the title of exhibition. I wanted to explore something fun and quirky but still communicating my perspective and experiences.“
FUJIFILM Journal: Vans Park Series World Championships in Brazil presented by Life Without Andy. (2018)
I was invited to exhibit at Green Room Festival 2018 in Japan. I painted 4 of four season theme painting (30inches x 36 inches) and made 2 ornaments consist of the same material as surfboard. (2018)
I was invited to be one of the denim customised artist for Levi’s Tailor Shop at their 2018 collection launch house party. All customised artwork is done live by acrylic and brush. (2018)
Series of personal illustration inspired by my backyard. (2018)
FUJIFILM Journal: Vans Park Series World Championships @ Shanghai presented by Life Without Andy. (2017)
Feature in NOCURE MAGAZINE 'STRAYA' issue. (2017)
Official gig poster for Pixies at Portland, OR. (2017)
Official gig poster design for Blink-182 at Lewiston, NY. (2017)
Whole set of playing card design for Joker & Thief playing card. (2017)
Collaboration with OBfive Skateborads to launch capsule collection for 2018 Summer. (2017)
Instore mural for General Pants flag store on George St Sydney CBD, curated by Authority Creative. Photography by Billy Zammit. (2017)
Collaboration with GLOBE BRAND Brazil to launch capsule collection in SS17. (2017)
'RUMBLE’ is a dual art show and pure visual experiment by Ben Brown and Kentaro Yoshida. Like two skeletal fighters, the art is stripped back to its barest elements. Sparring together on the same canvas the work merges and resists their two distinctive styles creating unexpected visual outcomes. One night only art show RUMBLE was proudly sponsored by Adobe and Young Henrys.
Opening night video by Zac Health. Photography by Rob Birchall(2017)
Collaboration with Billabong for their artist collaboration series 'Billabong Gallery' (2017)
Various drink glass theme personal illustration (2017)
Illustration for Fanta Australia, campaign "FANTA CREATOR". These artworks are printed on skateboard deck and Surfboard decal as a promotional products for their campaign. Agency : One Green Bean (2017)
Series of personal illustration about surf trip in Australia (2017 - 2018)
Self-promotional illustration (2017)
couple of small illustration for The Critical Slide Society for A/W 2017 collection "Greeting From" (2017)
Personal commission work for bike riding fund-rising charity in Tasmania(2017)
Private commission custom painting on different objects (2015-2017)
Illustration for "LOVE IS LOVE" animation project. (2017)
A collaborative animation with 120 artists illustrators and animators from around the world. Spread the love!
One of our very talented contributing artists will be featured each day on Facebook and Instagram, so you can get a better look at the amazing artworks that make up the video.
Set of personal illustration. (2016 - 2017)
Sport brand Under Armour commissioned me to illustrate 3 sets of winter theme illustration. I made these illustration based on memories of my home town. These illustration tells little narrative of a skull man meets eskimo lady during fish hunting. (2017)
Personal illustration of Australian summer time. (2016)
Private commission illustration (2016)
vinyl cover group exhibition for Australian Band SKEGGS. (2016)
Illustration & custom painting window displayed panel for Stacey surfboard apparel collection. (2016)
Personal illustration. (2016)
Set of graphic development for Sydney based sound studio SMITH & WESTERN new branding. (2016)
Animation: Never Sit Still
Live painting 2.4m X 3.6m panel at 5 SEEDS - FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PARTY at OXFORD ART FACTORY. Agency : One Green Bean(2016)
3 sets of artwork on surfboards to celebrate MAMBO SS17 launch for their event MAMBO MOTEL. (2016)
Brick it up Exhibition curated by B-SIDE CREATIVE SPACE & sponsored by Warringah Council. (2016)
"SOLO" is second solo art show at GOODSPACE.
It is based on my past 12 years of being solo in overseas without family, friends and language.
We’re all born with free-mind and free-spirit: solo. No matter our situation, from our first moment until our last we shape our world, reflecting what we find within. Solo explores the inner workings of Kentaro Yoshida, baring his bones and crafting his world.
Photography by Rumi Matsuzawa (2016)
4 custom painted skateboard decks to promote launch of TMNT2 movie and TMNT DVD release in Australia. Agency: Hidden Characters (2016)
Group art show curated by TCSS. Each artists were asked to paint artwork on drum skins. (2016)
15m mural for "Splendour in the Grass" music festival, teamed up with Ben Brown and MAMBO.
Process video by Velvet Sea production. (2016)
Live window art for Converse Australia Melbourne CBD store. This became part of their iconic campaign "MADE BY YOU".
Video by Blake Norrish (2016)
Illustration & package design for Single Origin Roasters 'Random Act of Art'. Custom beans packages, T-shirts & Tote bags. (2016)
Collection of drink theme tattoo flash sheet, lapel pins and Stickers. (2016)
Mural and short interview video for collaboration campaign between Converse and Nocure magazine "READY FOR MORE".
Video by Kids Of Bill (2016)
Artwork for Hurley Australia 2017 S/W (2016)
Short film created by Bailey Watts, while wall live painting for Australia Open of Surfing 2016. (2016)
Patch artwork for Stacey Surfboard, their model 'Neptune's Ride' 'GRIZZLE' and 'Flat Head'. (2016)
Collaboration screen print with Stupidkrap. Gold and silver versionsfor 10 each. (2015)
Silver version is still available at Stupidkrap from link below.
First solo show at EYESYMMETRY art space, sponsored by Corona Extra beer.
Undulation is the ups and downs of a life lived drinking. The euphoric highs of the peaks and the painful regrets of the troughs. Each day is a new: as we are intoxicated, we liven like a plant absorbing sunlight, but the thirst for reaching new highs only leads to new lows — the poison, like a viper, brings us down lower than we ever were before.
Photography by Chris Grundy (2015)
Custom painting on used bowling pin for group art show 'I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT GUTTER' curated by StupidKrap
Each artist is asked to paint on used bowling pin. It was part of FisrtCoat art festival. (2015)