Born in Kanagawa, 1976. Graduated from Tama Art University in 2002. Akira Yoshida creates sculptures mainly out of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) painted with an airbrush that serves as ironical takes on the contradictions and problems of contemporary society. His pieces seem at first glance to be friendly and embrace a Pop aesthetic, but are in fact infused with irony. This very strong contrast between their outer appearances and concepts is one of the most charming features of his works.