Who is Sayazake?
Lenard Sayazake or "SAYAZAKE" as he's commonly known is a multidisciplinary artist from Queens, New York. His primary focus is Illustration, Painting and Photography. Drawing inspiration from Anime, Japanese culture, and personal visions from his eccentric imagination, Sayazake seeks to create a new world with separate from this one.
Sayazake began his art career as a self taught photographer with an affinity for Illustration and eventually Painting. Inspired by artists such as Kim Jung Gi, Art Germ, Leinil Yu, Daido Moriyama and other independent artists, Sayazake brings a unique aesthetic to his work.
On September 11th, 2020 he released his autobiographical art book,"OUTLAW." The book documents his travels to Tokyo,Paris and London while also highlighting his artwork throughout the years. The books proves to be a showcase of adventure, artistry and family as the audience is taken for a ride alongside Sayazake.
Sayazake has shown his work at the "Paint in Love" show at The Schomberg Center in 2017, CREATE Art festival in 2019 & authored his first his art book "OUTLAW" which is available for purchase below.