Año 2023

Yusuke Takasaki

TAKASAKI Yusuke, who goes by the pseudonym "a mouse <3S", is a programmer / visual poet based in Tokyo, Japan.

In my early career, I made a game called "土木 [do-bok]" as my personal work, which is a puzzle game with Chinese characters as blocks. Later, I came across the works of NIIKUNI Seiichi and was shocked by the similarity of the idea from 50 years ago. After that I started to search for my style as concrete poetry.

Now I draw objects, mainly animals, using a minimum of ASCII characters. At first glance, they appear to be nothing more than a series of symbols. However, they are clarified by additional movement or context.