After travelling to more than 30 countries, Yoshi Sislay (Osaka, 1974) decided to set up residence in Barcelona and dedicate his life to art. The techniques he uses in his illustrations are self-taught–he has received no formal training–as well as autobiographical, as he transforms personal vital experiences into the raw material of his work.

Yoshi has created dream-like worlds, which boast a fantastic sense of humour as well as numerous fun creatures that are as delicate as the lines he draws, showing us a reality that is sprinkled by the internal universe that lives inside his imagination.

Roots is the name he has given his designs, which is the English translation of Arrels. His message is loud and clear: fill me with colour. And the Brucelee print is his declaration in defence of black and white because “they are two very real colours”.