The fantastic collection of artworks by the globally active digital artist wataboku is now available!
This book is a collection of artworks by wataboku, the digital artist who continues attracting attention both in Japan and worldwide. The artist’s illustrations of beautiful, yet somewhat shadowy, shojo girls, rendered with a watercolor touch, have been acclaimed on social media not only in Japan but across the world. This book comprehensively covers wataboku’s work, from works presented at solo exhibitions around the world to more recent works.
The title VSI means “VS (versus)” “I (myself),” and comes from the wakaboku’s desire to “highlight the importance of feelings I had as a teenager, which forms the basis of my work. Or to put it bluntly, to focus on a time when I was ‘edgy.’” This book offers a complete archive that condenses five years of evolution since wataboku’s first art book was released. Even as the environment around them changed, wataboku continuously protected this sense of self, which has been the central pillar and source of creation for the artist’s work.