Tatsuya Aoki is influenced by science fiction and the imagined worlds that exist via literature, photography, and film. Aoki’s art mergers his passion for sci-fi with an examination of the psychology of social interaction and human behavior. In creating works that evoke a sense of desire in the viewer, Aoki illuminates its paradoxical nature—where fulfillment of desires only serves to extinguish them, and the cycle begins once again. Aoki has a decade of experience as a Web Designer/Front-End Developer and is currently focusing on User Experience/Interaction Design. He grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, has a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art & Design, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.