Saito Yuya was born in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, and  currently lives and works in Yokohama, Japan. After graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma  in the United States, through his life across Japan and the United States, he presents the artwork on the relation between human being and the city. 


His work, which features a large curved shape and multi-layered image expresses the dynamic sensibility of skateboarding that he started at the age of 14 and the image of the city that he was skateboarding through every day. 

​A city where people, things, and events are overcrowded and never repeat the same scenery is a space that contains chaos and fragility, where countless dramas occur and disappear at the same time. 


In the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, he suffered from the tsunami, which gave him an opportunity to reconsider the relation between human being and the city.

“The confusion that arises because of overcrowding and the culture that has been cultivated because of overcrowding." I felt that the city that existed in this contradiction was able to be  the key to express human being as irrational and cultural creatures.