Stair Mural near Regal Cinemas

Have you seen our colorful new stair mural near Regal Cinemas? The mural was created in June 2015 by Yuya Negishi.

Yuya Negishi is a Japanese visual artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work combines his extensive background in the classical Japanese techniques of calligraphy and SUMI with Japanese pop culture images such as koi, dragons and Buddha’s. Yuya approaches his work in the spirit of play often exploring new ideas and mediums. He also teaches hands on workshops sharing his approaches to SUMI and Calligraphy.

 

Yuya was born in a small farming community in the mountains beyond Tokyo. Yuya draws artistic inspiration from the memories and sensations of growing up in the Japanese countryside, where he would roam “like a hidden Ninja” exploring the woods, temples and mountain tops of the breathtaking Gunma region.

Yuya was traveling and painting with Erin Sayerwho painted the Owl on the front and the Crow on the back of the Les Schwab Amphitheater stage.

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