Yoko Honda interprets the people of the 1980s without directly depicting them. Abandoned interior spaces, mirrors and iconic posters hanging on walls allude to the people who lived and enjoyed the glamor of the 80s. Honda's singular and most significant visual influence is the late animator, Robert Abel. Through the use of intentionally arranged lines, in a way that is similiar to the work of David Hockney, Honda's work embodies the rich and colorful nature of this era.
Yoko is a self-taught artist from Tokyo who is inspired by the glitz and glamour of the 80s. Having grown up in this era, she was immersed in the advertizing, movies, TV series, and music that defined the 80s. Listening to the musical strains of retro-pop classics creates the kind of nostalgia that allows Honda to transfer these impressions and memories into print. Although a painter at heart, Honda also uses Photoshop to amplify her prints with a strong, modern punch that simultaneously exaggerates 80s vibes while catapulting her designs into the 21st Century.