PAST EXHIBITION

Takeshi Uchibayashi "Travel through time”

5.4 sat - 5.26 sun 2024

A journey through memory is also a journey through time.

Tracing the memories of that day will take you back in time, and thinking about the future will allow you to look into the future.

It's amazing how you can travel through time just by closing your eyes and imagining it.

Now, when should we travel?

時間の旅

記憶の旅は時間の旅でもあります、あの日の記憶を辿ると過去に遡れ、この先の事を考えると未来を覗けます。

目を閉じて想像するだけで時間を旅出来るってなんて素敵なんでしょう。

さて、いつの時間を旅しましょうか。

Nori Okawa Exhibition 『FAST』

4.6 sat - 4.28 sun 2024

No one knows when a life will end.

The end will happen suddenly.

That's why it's important to enjoy this day.

This idea is sometimes called hedonism.

However, this is about taking life seriously and trying to make every moment fulfilling.

The traditional Japanese art of UKIYOE is recreated in modern times, and its unique world view is expressed in a new way.

人生の幕がいつ降りるかは、誰にも予測できない。

そこで大切になってくるのは、一瞬一瞬をよく遊び、心から楽しむこと。

この考えは、快楽主義と呼ばれることがある。

しかし、この「快楽主義」は単なる享楽の追求ではなく、人生を真摯に受け止め、各瞬間を充実させようとする姿勢のことを指している。

浮世絵という伝統的な日本の美術を現代の感性で再解釈し、憂き世を浮き世として捉える、その独特な世界観を新たな形で表現している。

ABOUT ARTIST

Born in Okayama.Live in Tokyo.

Graduated from Tama Art University graphic design department.

She was inspired by Ukiyoe's luxuriant theme and technique.Her works are characterized by the contrast of form and extreme detail.While creating various artworks such as advertisements, packaging, apparel, and costumes,Domestic and international exhibition continues.

https://noriokawa0713.wixsite.com/mysite-2

Instagram/X:nori_okawa

多摩美術大学グラフィックデザイン学科卒。

浮世絵の快楽主義的なテーマと技法にインスパイアされ、無機質な形と極端なディテールのコントラストが特徴であり、情緒的な作品を描く。

広告ビジュアルやパッケージ、アパレルや装画など、様々な媒体のアートワークを幅広く手がけながら、個展など国内外問わず精力的に作品を発表し続けている。

Oritakei Exhibition 『Gap between empty and ?』

3.9 sat - 3.31 sun 2024

How was 2023?

I stopped drawing for 1 year and started drawing again this year.

This is the first time in life that I didn't draw a picture.

It's something I didn't draw by myself.

If you remove the 「people」,「color」,「line」, what is left in your body?

If you don't have any of the elements that are part of it, is there something left?

Recently, I have confirmed what I can see by losing.

In this exhibition, I have collected works from each of my private parts.

There may also be works that I saw in the past.

 2023年はいかがお過ごしでしたか?私は1年間丸々筆を休めて、年が明けてからようやくまた筆をとり始めました。

筆を休めている間、作品づくりも落書きも全くせず、こんなに絵から離れたのはおそらく人生で初めてだったように思います。

自分の今までを占めていたものをぱったり閉じた時、縁は一生途絶えるのかと思うと案外そうでもなく、年が明けて、「は〜なんか描いてみるか」と重い腕を上げて描いた新しい白黒の動物たちは、2022年の自分には間違いなく描けなかったものたちです。

線を失くし、人を失くし、色を失くすことで、自分の中に残るものはなんでしょうか。自分たらしめる要素をなくしたら、迎えるのは喪失だけでしょうか。

結局戻ってくるものも含めて、失うことで見えるものを筆とともに確かめているのが最近です。

今回の展示は、わたしにとっての各分岐点にあたる作品を集めました。いつか見た過去の作品もあるかもしれません。

あの頃の懐かしさも含めて、俯瞰的な時間を楽しんでいただければ幸いです。

ABOUT ARTIST

ORITAKEI

Artist・Illustrator・Born in 1995・Tokyo location.
I mainly make works using acrylic paintings and analog expressions.
Koenji, Brooklyn, New York, private exhibition, DESIGN FESTA, etc.
After 2023's 1-year hiatus, 2024's 1-year resumption of activities gradually.

アーティスト・イラストレーター。1995年生まれ・東京拠点。
主にアクリル絵の具を用いたアナログ表現にて作品制作を行う。最近は動物を描くことに夢中。
高円寺やBrooklyn, Newyorkでの個展やDESIGN FESTAなど即売会でも活動。
2023年の1年間活動休止後、2024年1月から徐々に活動再開。

 

HIZGI EXHIBITION "夜おどる猫 Cat dancing at night" 

1.13 sat - 2.7 sun 2024

ABOUT ARTIST

HIZGI

An illustrator who continues to draw the cutest girls in the world.

Draws illustrations with a unique method of self-projecting into characters created based on fetish kawaii.

In addition to solo exhibitions in Japan, he has also held exhibitions at galleries around the world, such as "KIBUN" in Berlin in 2011 and "GG BOT FESTIVAL" in Amsterdam in 2012, and has been highly acclaimed both at home and abroad.

HIZGI
世界で一番かわいい女の子を描き続けるイラストレーター。
フェティッシュカワイイをベースに創作されたキャラクターに自己投影する独自の手法でイラストを描く。
国内での個展のほか、2011年ベルリン「KI​​BUN」、2012年アムステルダム「GG BOT FESTIVAL」など世界各地のギャラリーでも展覧会を開催し、国内外で高い評価を得ている。

CYON EXHIBITION "Reincarnation”

12.16 sat 2023 - 1.7 sun 2024

Even if we are never able to meet idols who have left or graduated, their sparkling brilliance, beauty, and strength will remain on stage forever.

Idols who chose to continue on stage with another group after leaving or graduating.

Former idols who left the stage and chose other jobs.

I believe that no matter what path you choose, your brilliance on stage will sublimate and be reborn in a new form.

「リンカーネイション」

決して長くはない活動期間を経て脱退・卒業をしたアイドルと二度と会う事が出来なくなってしまっても、閃光のような輝き、美しさ、強さはステージにいつまでも残り続けます。
脱退・卒業を経ても尚、別のグループでステージに立ち続ける事を選んだアイドル・ステージから降りてアイドルではない道を選んだ元アイドル。
どんな道を選んでもステージに残った光は昇華され、新しい形に変わって再生すると信じています。

ABOUT ARTIST

CYON is a writer living in Yamaguchi Prefecture who is active both domestically and internationally.

She depicts a woman who is hurt in this difficult world but tries to stand up to it with a strong will, and a woman who is fragile but has strength.

She explores various methods of expression such as acrylic, copic, and canvas print decorations.

CYON(しおん)
山口県在住の作家
生きづらいこの世界で傷つき消えそうになりながらも強い意志で立ち向かおうとする女性、儚くも強さを持った女性などを描く。アクリル、コピック、キャンバスプリントデコレーションなど作品の様々な表現方法を探っている。
国内外の展示で活動中。

SALOTEZUMO EXHIBITION "GIGA”

11.18 sat - 12.10 sun 2023

“Giga” is a picture that has a funny or playful feel to it.

“戯画”とは、おかしみのある絵、または戯れに描かれた絵のこと。

ABOUT ARTIST

SALOTEZUMO is an artist whose main motif is the unique symbol "EYE & BLOCK."

He is an artist who uses a variety of approaches to express the relationship between the mind's eye and the universe.

Their activities are wide-ranging and are sometimes expressed in a serious and sometimes humorous way.

SALOTEZUMO (サロテズモ) は、独自のシンボル「EYE & BLOCK」をメインモチーフとし、心の目と森羅万象の関係性を時にシリアスに、時にユーモラスに、様々なアプローチにより表現するアーティストでありその活動は多岐にわたる。

EMU EXHIBITION "Uneven shapes"

10.21 sat - 11.12 sun 2023
 
The characters depicted coexist with different identities, elements, and unique shapes, Physically.
It expresses diversity and inclusivity through the fusion of different art forms, painting and sculpture.
ABOUT ARTIST
EMU 
After originally working as a graphic designer, he started his own career as an artist in 2016.
By upcycling wood chips from shipyards that would have been thrown away.
He creates sculptures and paintings with particular attention to form, and has exhibited them not only in Japan.
But also in various countries overseas.
He has also worked on numerous collaborations with NIKE, Pokémon, and Netflix.

 

KANAME KUBOKI EXHIBITION

9.23 sat - 10.15 sun 2023 
The object is made of many layers of acrylic sheets, and the internal parts move along with the external parts. 
This movement generates the movement of "sound" and "light”. 
This "sound" and "light" imitate the function of magical tools that allow us to recognize invisible beings.
 Through my work, I think about the function of touching objects and recalling the existence of something intangible.

ABOUT ARTIST

久保木要 KUBOKI Kaname

京都精華大学院修士課程陶芸コース修了

 2018 京都府新鋭選抜展2018

2018 呪と祝 (KUNST ARZT/グループ展)

2018 EXOTICA(富山市ガラス美術館/グループ展)

2019 京都府新鋭選抜展2019

2021 SICF22(青山スパイラルホール)

2022 あまがさきアート・ストロール in A-Lab Enjoy!(A-Lab)

          阪急梅田本店コンコースウインドウ展示「Happy Communication

2023 YOU WANT SOME vol.7(Chignitta)

          Independent Tokyo 2023  (東京ポートシティ竹芝)

          UNKNOWN ASIA 2023(グランフロント大阪)

個展

2016 NICE BEACON(同時代ギャラリー)

2017 THE NOU (KUNST ARZT)

2019 BONUS TRACK (KUNST ARZT)

2020 ウイスパー<ガラガラ> (KUNST ARZT)

2021 CURTAIN CALL(KUNST ARZT)

          CURTAIN CALL#2(新宿眼科画廊)

2023 GHOST (KUNST ARZT)レジデンス

2018 滋賀県立陶芸の森アーティストレジデンス

Shinkiru EXHIBITION  "A scent that resembles you"

9.2 sat -9.17 sun 2023

【concept】

I want to see you even with the scent carried by the wind for a while. 

When can I forget the scent I love."

 

【ABOUT ARTIST】

ShinkiruRecording and continuing the moments that everyone has experienced at least once It's about finding the lost me and remembering the forgotten you.

There were things that I encountered again as I drew those days. 

Maybe that's why. I want to continue to talk and draw all the love.

Because we used to shine, and we still love that moment.

 

History

2022 Individual Exhibition / "a work of memory" goocan Gallery

2021 Team Event / "I Love You Again" Seokpajeong Museum of Art in Seoul

2020 Branding / 'S.TREE' Art Director

2020 Branding / 'Eider Logo Contest' Grand Prize

2020 Individual Exhibition / "If I'm with you, even the shaking moment will be love" eulb studio2020Individual Exhibition / 'at last mirage' Switchground

2020 Individual Exhibition / "Shingiru X Blocked Road" Khaki Stuff

2019 Individual Exhibition / "I Love My Spring Day" Attic Space

2019 Individual Exhibition / "Minimal Cold" Lamina Show Case

2018 Movie / Illustration of "Fifty Shades Freed"2018 Drama/ Illustration of "Flower-like Ending" 

Yasuhiro Tsutsumi, Masakiyo Hamasaki  EXHIBITION"Light Rain"

7.29 sat -8.20 sun 2023

ABOUT ARTIST
Yasuhiro Tsutsumi
1967 Born in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture
1991 Graduated from Kyushu Sangyo University Faculty of Fine Arts
【concept】
Color layering and scraping.
The scenery that comes into view every time you repeat that simple act.
It is the one and only trace that exists on the flowing time axis.
Eventually, the repetition touches a fragment of my memory and lands on the canvas.
【Recent Exhibition】
◇2021
・BLANK two-person exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
・The Color of the Sky Two-person Exhibition (Fukuoka, Japan)
・Sorairo solo exhibition (Fukuoka, Japan)
・usagigallery group exhibition (New York, USA)
・LAMPCOFFEE group exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
・Kongtong Group Exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
◇2022
・BLANK two-person exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
・hanao Coffee solo exhibition (Fukuoka, Japan)
・Parque duo exhibition (Japan, Tokyo)
・Gallery Ansei Group Exhibition (Fukuoka, Japan)
◇2023
・BLANK two-person exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
・Zuki solo exhibition (Hyogo, Japan)
・The Colors of the Sky Solo Exhibition (Fukuoka, Japan)
Masajkiyo Hamasaki
The artist draws things around his daily life as if he keeps a journal.
He applies both representational and abstract ways of drawing by using a variety of materials.

YOFUKURO EXHIBITION "Voiceless Poetry"

7.1 sat -7.23 sun 2023

Focusing on the inside of people, it depicts the sadness and anxiety of living in the present age.

 

ABOUT ARTIST

- YOFUKURO -

In 2015, at the suggestion of his older brother Seiichi  Terazono, he formed an art duo with  Daisei Terazono.

Believing that universal beauty is inherent in the essence of "human", he creates paintings with "human" as a motif through repeated trial and error. Mainly active in Kumamoto, Tokyo and New York.

- Seiichi Terazono -

Born in 1980, from Kumamoto

20~ Graduated from Okayama Prefectural University

He specializes in portraiture, and mainly uses pastels and acrylics.

The characters he draws are both strong-willed and vulnerable at the same time.

The artist explores the notion of 'capturing thought from the creative process', looking not at surface realism but at inner realism.

- Daisei Terazono -

Born in 1987, from Kumamoto

20~ Completed graduate school at Tokyo University of the Arts

Specializing in figure painting, he explores the universal human essence while drawing various motifs.

The characters drawn against the background of an extremely simplified space are greatly deformed, and the drawn portraits that emit strong individuality are both beautiful and psychologically unsettling.

 

Michelle Ku Exhibition "MIND BODY"

6.3 sat - 6.25 sun 2023

My ongoing series “Mind Body” focuses on my healing journey in re-discovering the mind-body connection.

 These are a few paintings from the larger series - depicting grounding techniques, parts work therapy, and past experiences. 

 

ABOUT ARTIST

Michelle Ku is an artist creating paintings, murals, and animations.

She is a Canadian born child of immigrants from Hong Kong.

Michelle likes to balance serious subject matter with cute characters & fun colours.

She graduated with a BA from Central Saint Martins and worked with Cartoon Network, Giant Robot, and Blink Ink since then. 

website:  https://michellekuku.com

 

 

TSUNOGAI EXHIBITION "MINI MINI ISLAND"
5.6 sat - 5.28 sun 2023

  Inspired by our beloved Guam,we will exhibit works that make you feel the island, the sea, and nature. 

The island, which the locals affectionately call a “small island,”will be expressed with love, centering on newly drawn analog mini works, with cute characters and motifs.

TSUNOGAI

Born in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and lives in Tokyo.

While going back and forth between the places, I draw works about tropical countries and summer with the theme of Guam.

Active in various situations such as CD jackets, artist goods, and event art.

In parallel with his freelance work, he is also one of the official illustrators of Tezuka Productions.

In 2023, he held a solo long-run solo exhibition tour in Guam for about two months. 

HP:https://www.tsunogai.net
Twitter:https://twitter.com/sunxoxome
IG:https://www.instagram.com/tsunogai_gram/

Takeshi Uchibayashi Exhibition

"What do you think when you see the moon"

4/8 sat - 4/30 sun 2023

Look at the moon and know the flow of time and the change of seasons.
When I look at the moon, I wonder if that person in a distant place is also looking at the same moon.
This time, I created a new window and door where you can meet the moon.

We hope that you will enjoy the fantasy world that is deeply embedded in each piece.

Takeshi Uchibayashi / Profile
Born in Tokyo in 1967. An artist creates and presents objects with themes such as the city, stars, time, and memory.

website http://garag.net
Twitter https://twitter.com/garag_takeshi
instagram https://instagram.com/takeshiuchibayashi/

AKIRA KUSAKA EXHIBITION "STORY"

3/11 sat - 4/2 sun 2023

I will exhibit the works I have drawn so far with the theme of "story".

This time, unlike the usual exhibition works, I will exhibit a large size giclee print.

We hope that you will enjoy the fantasy world that is deeply embedded in each piece.

 

Akira Kusaka

Illustrator / graphic designer. Living in Osaka.

He works on illustration as well as graphic design.

He also presents his works at exhibitions such as solo exhibitions and group exhibitions.

The production of the picture is produced only in Photoshop.

Also active as a unit "repair" of pictures, sounds and words.

Responsible for painting and trombone.

http://repair-art.bandcamp.com/

HP akirakusaka.com

instagram @akirakusaka_official

HIZGI EXHIBITION "NARENAI"

1.14 sat - 3.5 sun 2023

I couldn't be anything, but I became myself
We will exhibit and sell new original drawings and past works.
Please sleep splendidly in the richly colored hell.

 

ABOUT ARTIST

HIZGI

An illustrator who continues to draw the cutest girls in the world.

Draws illustrations with a unique method of self-projecting into characters created based on fetish kawaii.

In addition to solo exhibitions in Japan, he has also held exhibitions at galleries around the world, such as "KIBUN" in Berlin in 2011 and "GG BOT FESTIVAL" in Amsterdam in 2012, and has been highly acclaimed both at home and abroad.

  

KENTARO TOMOZAWA EXHIBITION "LOOP"

12.17 sat 2022 - 1.8 sun 2023

 

ABOUT ARTIST

 

Kentaro Tomozawa

Illustrator/Painter

 Characterized by bold soft lines and colors,

Book illustrations, magazine illustrations, goods, posters,

Active in a wide range of fields including window painting.

 

 

 CYON EXHIBITION "It's like a prayer"
11.26 sat - 12.11 sun 2022

ABOUT ARTIST

CYON

A writer living in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Mainly Copic, she creates works using various painting materials such as acrylic, watercolor, and ink.

Recently, she has been searching for various ways to express the Copic replenishment ink "Copic Ink".



Awards

2021 COPIC AWARD 2021 Semi-Grand Prix

2019 pixiv sketch x Copic Award Grand Prize

 

 

Maiko Yoshizawa Exhibition "Re:REFRECTION"

11/5 tue- 11/20 sun 2022

 

Based on the theme of "how to create hope",

she creates works using mineral pigments and acrylic paints with a narrative on the screen.

As a motif, she treats the human body and organs,

and expresses the possibilities of the body and mind by depicting how they metamorphose into various things.

In addition to creating paintings, she is also active as a body painter for performances and stage performances.

 

 

Yoichiro Ito Exhibition "NEWFACE 2022"

10.15 sat - 10.30 sun 2022

 

This exhibition will be the latest works in the "NEWFACE" series, which can be called a lifework that has continued since the first solo exhibition.

A style that captures the individuality and expression that emerges from the painting itself by layering layers of drawing and scraping, erasing and drawing.

The colors and lines that I have chosen to guide me, and the colors and shapes that emerge from the accumulation of work based on my intuition, can be called a metaphor for the accumulation of joy and error in daily life, and the current location of people and history.

 

ABOUT ARTIST

Yoichiro Ito

Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1970.

He started his musical activities with a sampling-based style while he was a student at Tama Art University.

Natural Essence, AKAKAGE, etc.

He has released a number of Produce, Remix works, and DJ MIX CDs under his own name both in Japan and overseas.

On the other hand, the painting that suddenly woke up around the fall of 2018 has continued to draw his work ever since.

At the end of 2019, his first solo exhibition NEW FACE was held at Harajuku kit gallery and received high acclaim.

He continues to create his works with his unique style of composing and painting at the same time.

At the "Tiny Art Shop Exhibition" (Mishuku Kongtong) held in August this year, almost all of his exhibited works were sold out, and his career in the painting industry is also accumulating.

In terms of music, this fall (11/9), AKAKAGE will release a 7-inch album "Onna ni Natte Naoshiyo/Moonlight" (delivered on 10/19), a project with Carmela, Nakano Aya, and Robo Sora. Next year, a movie in which he participated as a painter in the play will be released, and many projects are underway.

 

Yuina Wada Exhibition "Healthy Body"

9.17 sat - 10.9 sun 2022

 

Now I'm in front of a person who has critically ill, then I think anything else which I had been wondering is not important.

Because I cannot tell him/her any topic how to live.

For him/her, how to live is just if medical will be succeeded. Now.

I feel there is nothing if I tell anyone any topic what doesn't reach him/her who is in front of me.

 

I wrote "in front of me" but that's figurative expression.

In reality, there is a wall in front of me. There is the person beyond that.

 

Physical illness lives in one person.

As you know, "Infection prevention" is done by emphasizing that each person has each body.

Make a wall between us and don’t see each other. Until he/she will get well.

Really Lonely

But no choice, loneliness is inferior to physical illness.

If I am busy feeling lonely, that's probably why I have "Healthy Body".

 

After all, I am healthy and Now I just see the wall and believe that he/she is alive beyond that.

 

 

D*Face Exhibition

8.20 sat - 9.11sun 2022

 

ABOUT ARTIST

D*Face is a London-based sculptor and street artist whose work features reoccurring themes about celebrity, fame and mortality.

Over the past decade, D*Face’s artwork has been exhibited worldwide in galleries, museums, and on city streets.

 

Influenced by punk music, graffiti, skateboarding, his work can be seen across a variety of different media applying his playful, tongue-in-cheek imagery with anti-establishment values, and his early artistic inspirations include pop artists such as Lichtenstein, Haring and Warhol.

 

Yasuhiro Tsutsumi, Masakiyo Hamasaki exhibition
"As it is."

7.23 sat - 8.14 sun 2022



ABOUT ARTISTS

Yasuhiro Tsutsumi

Born in 1967.
I live in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
My art shifted from concrete to abstract expression from 2008.
I start by layering colors.
Overlapping colors trigger my thoughts and lead to memories.
If the piece doesn’ t sync with what I see in my head, I scrape the unmatching colors off. I repeat this simple act silently. Then suddenly, something never seen before appears. Like these pieces that seemingly come into being on their own,
unduplicatable things will naturally manifest over long periods of time.
The pieces are reflections of fragments in my memory and you can almost touch it.

Masakiyo Hamasaki

The artist draws things around his daily life as if he keeps a journal.
He applies both representational and abstract ways of drawing by using a variety of materials.
 

 

 Yurie Sekiya Exhibition 「MAKE UP GIRLS」

6.4 sat - 6.26 sun 2022

ABOUT ARTIST

 Yurie Sekiya

Born in 1987 and lives in Tokyo.

Graduated from the Department of Graphic Design, Tama Art University in 2010.

An illustrator with big glittering eyes. She mainly draws animals and girls in analog and digital. She is active in a wide range of fields such as apparel, character design, and goods design.

 

 

Oritakei exhibition 『the eve』

5.7 sat - 5.29 sun 2022

This exhibition is the eve of the solo exhibition to be held at Brooklyn,New York on July 29th to August 4th.
For the exhibition, we will challenge the production that exceeds F30 on average, and it will be the time to show off the carefully selected works in advance.
These works are several times larger than the original drawings I made before. We hope that the space will be unique, fresh and spectacular.

 

Takeshi Uchibayashi Exhibition "What I liked back then and now"

4.9 sat - 5.9 sun 2022

This exhibition is different from the usual gallery, and the works are installed in the show window facing the street.

Unlike visiting the gallery to see the exhibition, it is likely that people who pass by while commuting to work, going to school, taking a walk or shopping will happen to see it, that is, it is better to come into contact with Takeshi Uchibayashi's work for the first time.

I think it's the majority, and I'm making this kind of work.

I chose some different types of works that I could introduce myself to.

Then, I saw "old doors," "gears," "full moons," "shining stones," "galaxies in boxes," and other "things I liked back then and now."

It would be great if you could remember "then" with a small work that you suddenly saw.

Takeshi Uchibayashi

After working in various fields such as design companies, TV station props, store interiors, event / CM / magazine art, he is currently active as an artist who creates three-dimensional works from materials such as wood, metal, and electrical parts.

He presented his new objects at exhibitions on the themes of city, machine, space, memory and time, as well as at national and international art fairs.

Born in Musashino City, Tokyo in 1967 http://garag.net/

 

KYOKO NAKAMURA EXHIBITION

”Yoroshiku paradise in show window”

3.15 tue - 4.3 sun 2022

She will exhibit new works drawn while imagining the colorful world seen through the show window.

 

 

YOFUKURO EXHIBITION " Mind and Body "

2.15 tue -3.9 wed 2022

 

―Depict the lonely "mind" and "body" placed in an uneasy time. ―