Yoshifumi “yoshi47” Nomura
Born in 1981 Gifu Prefecture, Japan. At the age of twenty, he moved to California, U.S.A. to pursue an art career. He spent four years in the Bay Area doing live painting and participating in both solo exhibitions and art events. While living in San Francisco, he discovered a small group of avid cyclists and became a bike messenger. It was through his experience as a courier that he found his essence of life and the conceptual basis for his art.
In 2006, he returned to Japan. Initially he lived in Tokyo, where he continued to work as a messenger and became involved in the bicycle industry between Japan, and the U.S. He eventually relocated to Kariya City for 2.5 years to focus on his artistic and business endeavors. In 2010, he spent eight months in Tochigi then returned to Tokyo, where he was previously based. He is involved in art curating, art directing, graphic design, company/collaborative projects, and continues to exhibit his artwork worldwide such as United States of America, France, and China.