Born in Japan but grew up in the United State, Yukio Kevin Iraha's goal in life has always been to be creative. While there’s cultural influences from both East and West in his art, the goal has been to tell a story. The stories derived from memories, cultural anecdotes, history, and or folk tales; he then mixes those ideas with personal touch and imaginations. Iraha’s primary medium is acrylic, however collage technique has become part of unique accents to his artworks.
He has bachelor of fine arts degree, exhibited art widely in the past. Ever more adventurous, he has branched out to commercial art venues as well. Beside creating personal forms of art, he has contributed illustrations to magazines and publications in the past. One of his newer creations is a comic strip, “Nine Bits,” which serialized through online format. His art is eclectic and ethereal but his integrity never fails in both the creating and outcome of the pieces.
He clearly believes there is a line between fraud and true art form. He says,"I try to express true self. I don't make art to please people, but at the same time I won't create or show art that's contrary and intentionally distasteful."