If there is an urban artist who has mastered the art of the stencil, that's Roamcouch. This Japanese artist has captivated audiences with his refine and elaborate works of cityscapes.
His work stands out for having a quality and level of complexity that borders on the unbelievable and the artist can spend up to a year for some of his works. According to Roamcouch, although urban art was born in the West and, therefore, it is more common to find artists of this trend in countries like the United States, Britain and France, he defines himself as an artist that belongs to this movement. Still, he admits to have a perception of art inherent to his origins and thus is able to treat urban art from a different perspective.
To create his work, the artist selects a palette of up to 50 colours and for each colour creates a layer, hand cut with a cutter. The overlapping of the images generated by the templates creates the work.
Roamcouch is not very likely to represent complex ideas because, as he himself admits, he is not interested. His personal circumstances made him have a particular point of view about visual arts; Roamcouch searches for beauty in the images he represents in the same way he does on the experiences that life offers. His works show landmarks of major cities like London, Paris or New York, and so the artist embraces Western culture.
His latest solo exhibition entitled "A beautiful life" held in UTBNY gallery located in the southern district of New York's Williamsburg, is certainly an appreciation of the positive things in life and, according to the artist, also a thank to his public. Roamcouch has great presence on social networks and in them the artist has thousands of fans who admire his art and his work.
Roamcouch often records “making off" videos of his canvases in which we can clearly see the intricate work involved preparing each. It is worth watching the videos below. In the first one, we can see how the artist works in one of his templates. In the second video the creative process of the canvas Rainbow Inc /Brooklyn Bridge is shown. In Roamcouch's YouTube channel you can find many more.