Art The Orient in Ginko Yang’s illustrations

The Orient in Ginko Yang’s illustrations

Emanuele D'Angelo
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Ginko Yang, it only took us seconds to fall in love with her. Of oriental origins, a unique touch and a strong propensity for art. We could summarize her so simply, but a few words are not enough to understand Ginko Yang’s talent.

Her designs possess an intrinsic structure that offers a unique view of her point of view. She has been most influenced by literature and particularly by Yuichi Yokoyama. Her works are always concise, but also rich in detail.

Her style is always evolving and for some years now she has settled permanently in London where she is finishing her studies.
As often happens, only after years she was able to find her way, first working for several magazines and then dedicating herself full time to her illustrations and in particular to her graphic novels, “a novelty” from which she is currently obsessed.
Lately, she has collaborated with several brands, in fact, she counts illustrious collaborations with Lazy Oaf, the very famous streetwear brand in vogue in the last period.
And not only that, she is, in fact, writing a series of novels for Condé Nast, the American publishing house has commissioned her a series of sequential comics. Her illustrations are so much appreciated that she is given carte blanche to show her confidence. They have recently published a draft of four illustrations linked to social anxiety disorder, smartphone addiction, phobia, and procrastination.

She has an enviable artistic and cultural background, she has learned a lot from ancient Chinese and also Japanese arts, they have greatly benefited her for her latest works.
Not only literature she is also influenced by Suzuki Eijin, a well-known Japanese illustrator, from whom she extracted an inimitable eighties aesthetic, which gives her works an unmistakable class.

Written by Emanuele D'Angelo
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