Yoriko Youda solo exhibition: Shishi-koma
2011. 12. 28 Wed. - 2012. 1. 17 Tue.December 28, 2011 - January 17, 2012This exhibition is of the artist Yoriko Youda in the theme of Shishi-koma (Lion-dogs).
Shishi-koma was derived from Tang dynasty China with Buddhism and was used as talisman.
Because of its origin and the use, it suits perfectly for a celebration of the new year.
To wish the success of this exhibition, Youda's works have been dedicated to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, Osaka and received prayer.
Please enjoy the lucky works of Shishi-koma.
Graduated from Musashino Art University and started her artistic career in 2006.
Youda visualizes gorgeous tradition in the Asian culture with modern perspective.
Lustrous, vivid, dangerous, sensual, cute, scary, attractive, chic, curious... how sweet and beautiful the world is...
Chigusa Aihara solo exhibition: Something Nice
2011. 12. 14 Wed. - 2011. 12. 27 Tue.December 14 (Wed) - 27 (Tue), 2011I feel that tiny things in daily life, things you never remember once passing by, contain something. I was always wishing to express the feeling that I could not describe in words.
I hope you develop your imagination and find something in my artwork. - Chigusa Aihara
The illustrator Chigusa Aihara, whose My First ART series have been popular, has her first solo exhibition at DMO ARTS.
With gouache, color ink, markers, and collages, she depicts stories of mysterious but cute characters from an unknown country. Her original artwork is available for purchase starting from 9800JPY.
Also there are art pants cutely designed in collaboration with GUNZE BODYWILD.
Christmas time is here.
How about giving your loved one an art piece that warms up his/her heart?
Chigusa AiharaBorn in 1984, currently living in Tochigi, Japan.
Graduated from Nippon Art College (concentration in graphic design) and Setsu Mode Seminar.
Aihara was one of the finalists for CWC Chance Exhibition in 2009 and participated in Tokyo Art Book Fair in 2010.
Since the spring of 2010, she has been participating in an eco project for contributing environment through design.
By combining gouache, color ink, pen, pencil and collage, she depicts the strange, unique world which looks like a dream.
Yumiko Kanda solo exhibition: Presence
2011. 11. 30 Wed. - 2011. 12. 13 Tue.November 30 (Wed) - December 13 (Tue), 2011 at DMO ARTSTechnique agreed with strong confidence.
The beautiful artwork is based on Kanda's careful selection of motifs and depiction of their details.
I am amazed. - Masayoshi NakajoAccepting the beauty of things in front of me and depicting it.
Staying in the same atmosphere.
This solo exhibition is of Yumiko Kanda who skilfully portrays the beauty and the joy of ordinary things in everyday life.
Envelopes, coins and wood scraps - please rediscover and enjoy the presence of things in your life.
Born in 1980, graduated from the Setsu Mode Seminar.
Kanda expresses the joy of rediscovering the beauty of ordinary things in everyday life.
She utilizes gouache and canvas boards.
She was selected for the art project Canvas@Sony in 2010 and created a 38-meter mural for three times.
In 2011, she received the Masayoshi Nakajo Award in the HB Gallery Competition.
Kiyoshi Kuroda solo exhibition: Consisting of a Pair of Images
2011. 11. 16 Wed. - 2011. 11. 29 Tue.In the exhibition The World with No Paved Road held at PUBLIC/IMAGE 3D in April 2011, Kiyoshi Kuroda was creating works in exchange of texts by Hideo Furukawa.
In his Open Studio Project held at NANZUKA AGENTA SHIBUYA in June, he opened his art-making process to public.His pencil drawings shown during the project were development from line drawings he had been creating.
In this exhibition at DMO ARTS, Kuroda utilizes his new and old styles of drawing to depict the world of something intact drawn with lines and the world of something vague and diminishing.
Kiyoshi KurodaBorn in 1975 in Tokyo.M.F.A. from Tama Art University
2010: TO THE FOREST @btf, Tokyo
2009: KIYOSHI KURODA EXHIBITION Gallery Space B, Osaka Seikei University, Osaka
2007: DISCOLOR2 Sfera Exhibition, Kyoto
2006: DISCOLOR NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo
2005: The second stage at CG #13 Latent insect Guardian Garden, Tokyo
2003: VG ROCKET, Tokyo
2003: KUSABANA ZAKKA, New YorkSelected
2010: MOT Annual 10 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
2008: WALL SWAP EXHIBITION GALLERY SIDE2, Tokyo
2008: Nam June Paik Festival, Now Jump!Nam June Paik Art Center, Korea2007: HOW TO COOK DOKOMODAKE 201 Mulberry St., New York
2006: A Thousand Things MU Eindhoven, Nederland
2006: BENETTON 40th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Hong Kong
2005: CANADA vs. JAPAN LIVE PAINTING EXPO Expo 2005, Aichi, Japan2004: Place Barcelona Contemporary Culture Center, Spain
2003: GIGEI brazen gallery, SingaporePublishmentTo The Forest Pie Books, Japan
Kunie Kanbara solo exhibition: Imaukiyoe
2011. 11. 02 Wed. - 2011. 11. 15 Tue.November 2 (Wed) - 15 (Tue), 2011/11/01The world created by a painter, a carver, and a printer: ukiyoe.
In the past, everyone was familiar with this Japanese art and its quality surprised the world.
A painter, a carver, and a printer silently took turns and did our own best. I created artwork remembering women today, living more freely than the ones in the past.
I hope my ukiyoe reaches to many people. - Kunie Kanbara
The popular illustrator Kunie Kanbara, basing in Kyoto, has created ukiyoe in collaboration with Takezasado, a woodcut studio which has 120 years of tradition. This collaboration project has its first exhibition at DMO ARTS.
The illustrations Kunie Kanbara created for this project has been completed as ukiyoe and Kyo-hanga.
Please enjoy their unique and tastes and features of her artowork.
We accept pre-order of artwork (each work is edition of 300. 31500 JPY per sheet without frame).
During the exhibition, My First ART series (giclee print of Kanbara's works, 9800 JPY each) and GUNZE BODYWILD pants are available.
Born in Kyoto.
As her artwork was featured in a campaign visual of FM802 in 1999, Kanbara started her career as an illustrator.
She has been creating artwork for book covers, CD jackets, concerts, magazines, department stores, electrical appliances, cosmetic products and apparel brands.
As she has also been working as a designer at fashion brands, her works are used in various kinds of fields such as fashion, music, and advertisement industries.TakezasadoThe woodcut studio established in 1891.
Besides producing traditional woodcuts, it creates original products using its woodcut technique.
It is famous for creating works of Jan Svankmajer. The studio has been holding workshops at museums both in Japan and overseas.
The works from this Kunie Kanbara project would be timelessly loved Bijinga like the ones of Utamaro Kitagawa or Yumeji Takehisa.
Artist Talk: What Is Woodcut?Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011 4pm
Location: Community Salon on the 2nd basement floor, JR Osaka Mitsukoshi IsetanSpeakers: Kunie Kanbara, Kenji Takenaka (Takezasado), Yoshihiro Taniguchi (DMO ARTS)
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011 6-8pmEveryone is welcome.
Symbolon solo exhibition: SISTERS IN BLUE
2011. 10. 19 Wed. - 2011. 11. 01 Tue.October 19 (Wed) - November 1 (Tue), 2011Symbolon, known for his fantasic characters in silhouette, shows nostalgic yet new scenes from fairy tales.
In this exhibition, handmade screen prints, My First ART series, and GUNZE BODY WILD are available.
SymbolonAfter moving to England in 1999, Symbolon started his career as an illustrator in 2000.
Since he returned to Tokyo in 2004, he continued working to develop his fantastic and sexy shadow-graphic style.
This striking and original style uses black and white figures placed in a limited color environment.
He not only creates images for the fashion industry but also makes new media animations.
GROOVISIONS KITA 2011
2011. 10. 05 Wed. - 2011. 10. 18 Tue.After an interval of 12 years, GROOVISIONS' exhibition in Osaka is held at 2 locations!
[GROOVISIONS KITA DMO ARTS]
October 5 (Wed) - 18 (Tue)
DMO ARTSJR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan 3rd floor3-1-3 Umeda, Kita, Osaka 530-8558 JAPAN+81 6-6485-7341Hours: 10am - 8pmAdmission free
[GROOVISIONS KITA LOFT FORUM]
October 5 (Wed) - 25 (Tue)
LOFT FORUMUMEDA LOFT 7th floor16-7 Chayamachi, Kita, Osaka 530-0013 JAPAN+81 6-6359-0111Hours: 10:30am - 9pmAdmission free
An exhibition of GROOVISIONS, which has always been the center of attention in creative culture scene in Japan and overseas, will be held at DMO ARTS and the renewed UMEDA LOFT.
The design studio GROOVISIONS has been exploring the possibilities of new expression and creating enormous amount design works since its establishment in 1993 in Kyoto.
On view in this exhibition are their original character chappie which has been shown in many contemporary art exhibitions, graphic designs for musicians and product packages, art directions for magazines, editorial designs, motion graphics, visual images for brands, and so on.
Please enjoy the works from their nearly 20 years of career and the possibilities of design, and feel GROOVISIONS today. GROOVISIONS
profile:Established in 1993 in Kyoto, been making stage visuals for PIZZICATO FIVE etc. Since moving their base to Tokyo in 1997, as a design studio, GROOVISIONS has been making graphic designs and motion graphics for many clients in various fields.
Their main works include CD jackets and music videos of LIP SLYME and FPM; visual images of 100% Chocolate Cafe, Nishi-Nippon City Bank ALL IN ONE; package designs of the cigarette CASTER; editorial designs for magazines; show window of Maison Hermes; direction of the exhibitions of The North Face and Eames, motion graphics of NIKE, EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
GROOVISIONS created their original character chappie which released 3 single CDs and an album in 1999. Chappie has also been used as a brand character of Takashimay Kyoto, NTT DoCoMo, FUJIFILM, and JTB.
Hosted by FM802Created by UMEDA LOFT, digmeout, project breederGet a stamp from each location and get an original button!*The buttons are limited to 1000 and presented by first come first serve basis.*
Be sure that the exhibition at DMO ARTS ends on Tuesday, October 18.
Quruli’s Kyoto, Motoko’s Kyoto
2011. 9. 21 Wed. - 2011. 10. 04 Tue.September 21 (Wed) - October 4 (Tue)2 Locations:at DMO ARTS, JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan 3F10 am - 8pmAdmission freeat Kyoto Tower Viewing Room9am - 9pm (last admission 8:40pm)To see the exhibition, you need to purchase a tower ticket (Adult: 700JPY)http://www.kyoto-tower.co.jp/kyototower/
The photographer MOTOKO has been taking portraits and creating artwork for many Japanese musicians such as Quruli and UA.
This is her exhibition on Kyoto.
Since Quruli's Albums Best of Quruli / TOWER OF MUSIC LOVER (2006) and Best of Quruli / TOWER OF MUSIC LOVER 2 (2011) features the city of Kyoto surrounding the Kyoto tower, MOTOKO has selected the photographs of Quruli and Kyoto she took from 2006 to 2011.
This exhibition is held in 2 locations at DMO ARTS and Kyoto Tower in the timing of Kyoto Onpaku music festival held by Quruli.
These locations are only 30 minutes away by JR Kyoto Line rapid trains.
This exhibition connects the Kyoto tower, a mecca for Quruli fans, and Osaka Station City, the new sight of Osaka.
The contents of the exhibition at each location differ.
At DMO ARTS, MOTOKO's photographs are available for purchase (except for the photos of Quruli).
1966: Born in Osaka
1990: Graduated from the Osaka University of ArtsSince 1996, MOTOKO started her career as a photographer.
She has published the books Day Light, First Time, and Kyoto.
TheDen-en Dream Project, which she has been conducting with a writer Hideki Inoue, won the Lohas Design Award 2010.
She has been contributing articles to the SUNTORY web magazine.
http://www.suntory.co.jp/eco/hitotoshizen Also, she sometimes broadcasts a program on Ustream with a writer Kenji Takazawa.
Tomohiro Shimizu solo exhibition: Zawa-zawa Zone
2011. 9. 07 Wed. - 2011. 9. 20 Tue.Tomohiro Shimizu turned his career from a system engineer to an artist.
In his artwork, round-faced female figures stand in a landscape depicted in traditional Japanese style, such as Rimpa or ink drawing.
As reality is removed from the landscape, so are facial expressions of the figures.
The story inside artwork, which can be inspired from its title, varies depending on each viewer.
Since 2008, Shimizu has been selected for the Wonder Seeds exhibition hosted by Tokyo Wonder Site every year.
Although he has been holding exhibitions both in Japan and overseas, this is his first solo exhibition in the western Japan.
In this exhibition, not only his original artwork but also Gunze BODYWILD pants and My First ART series will be available.
Tomohiro Shimizu profile
1977: Born in Iwate, Japan
1999: Entered NEC Software
2004: Entered Tokyo University of the Arts
2008: Graduated from Tokyo University of the ArtsSolo
2011:Attractive Resort Plan Gallery Sakamaki, TokyoEmerging Japanese Artist Shimizu Tomohiro iPRECIATION Singapore, Singapore
2010:The Sign of Him and the Hidden Room Gallery Sakamaki, Tokyo
2009:Noonday Illusion Gallery Sakamaki, Tokyo
2008:Lapping Water Exhibit Live & Moris Gallery, Tokyo
2007:Almost Want to Eat It Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, TokyoSelected
2011:5 New Stars in Contemporary Art World Matsuyama Mitsukoshi.
Ehime, JapanA Group Exhibition of Emerging Japanese Artists iPRECIATION Hong Kong, China2010GIFT in BLOOM Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo5 New Stars in Contemporary Art World Matsuyama Mitsukoshi.
Ehime, JapanPeering through a Kaleidoscope iPRECIATION Singapore, SingaporeSquare the Collectible Flew Gallery, TokyoWonder Seeds 2010 Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
2009:GEISAI #12 Tokyo Big Site, TokyoWonder Seeds 2009 Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
2008:Curriculum Vitae Wada Fine Arts, TokyoGEISAI #11 Tokyo Big Site, TokyoWonder Seeds 2009 Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
RISO KAGAKU CORP. GOCCOART EXHIBITION
2011. 8. 24 Wed. - 2011. 9. 06 Tue.RISO KAGAKU CORP.
GOCCOART EXHIBITIONAugust 24 (Wed) - September 6 (Tue), 2011 at DMO ARTSThis is an exhibition of screen prints made using RISO Kagaku Corporation's latest digital screen maker, GOCCOPRO 100.
Exhibited are the works of the artists from Tokyo and Osaka, who enjoyed exploring the new possibilities of screen printing.
There will be workshops held by those artists during this exhibition.
IZUMONESIAexplores expressions of prints on the theme of folklore in the 20th-21st century.
After a press release at the Nihonbashi DIC Color Square in 2006, he debuted as an artist at the gallery in Morioka Bookstore in 2007.
The fabric design he created with Misuzudo at the Daikanyama Cocca, which expressed Japanese tradition in contemporary style, gained a lot of attention.
In 2011, he created an art unit Printa Aminizumo with the artists Shishi Yamazaki, Keiko Akatsuka, and Kuniko Otomo basing in the studio in the Setagaya Monozukuri Gakko.http://izumonesia.jp/
Shishi YamazakiBorn in 1989, entered the Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in design.
In 2010, her short video was selected for the PRADA Project Yo!
Video and was screened at the PRADA stores in Aoyama, Ginza, and Nagoya.
In 2011, she participated in RISO GOCCOPRO Exhibition / Printa Animizumo Exhibition held at IID Setagaya Monozukuri Gakko.
http://nunobu.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/Since May 11, 2011, she has been creating one mask (face) a day.
Kuniko Otomo Born in 1984, received a BFA from the Tama Art University and a MFA from the University of Tsukuba.
As a recipient of Finnish Government Scholarship, she studied abroad to Europe in 2009.
Also she has received many awards.
Her design is characterized by its quality enhanced based on her drawing.
While working as a textile designer, she has been making artwork which transcends the field of design.
Akatsuka is an illustrator who creates emblems in contemporary style based on various kinds of symbols coming from core folklore in Europe, colonies in South America and folk motif in Japan.
The world depicted by detailed drawing transcends the existing emblem studies and opens up a new horizon in the new age.
Mayumi Terada Born in 1969.
Terada created artwork for Think Transplant campaign, Keihan Kyobashi station stairway, FM802 HAPPY FUN RADIO website, NISSAN cube ART ROOM Valentine's Day message card, FM802 x JA OSAKA LOVER'S DRIVE campaign, and many magazines and advertisements.
With simple lines Terada depicts daily life of characters which is full of warmness.
She has been creating many artwork with RISO KAGAKU Corporation's Print Gokko and RISO-Graph
Human figures and typography in CHO-CHAN's artwork possess coolness and humor.
She has created advertisements, posters, book covers, CD jackets, as well as designing T-shirts and bags.
She has also participated in exhibitions both in Japan and overseas hoping that her artwork that excites viewers.
Since he made a flyer for a club party, handsome design taught himself design.
He creates CD/vinyl jackets mainly of musicians from overseas, advertisements, posters, logos and apparel.
He gained recognition when he designed campaign visuals for Panasonic x FM802 D-SNAPPERS IN MGR and NISSAN WINGROAD x digmeout SECRET GARAGE.
Mocchi mocchi is an art unit of the Mochizuki sisters: Sachiko and Junko.
They both graduated from the Masa Mode Academy of Art.
While creating/selling cards and artwork made with screen printing, they also design convenience goods, textile, greeting cards, posters and calendars.
They exhibit works both in Japan and overseas.
My First ART series made using GOCCOPRO 100
New My First ART series are released by the participating artists for GOCCOART Exhibition and artists from DMO ARTS.
The works are screen prints made using GOCCOPRO 100, all signed and numbered by the artists.
Every screen print is accompanied by a proof of authenticity signed by the artist.
It is 9800 yen each (incl. tax, w/o frame).
My First ART series are available to go at the time of purchase.
Pants and camisole designed by IZUMONESIA
Art pants and camisole of GUNZE BODY WILD series, designed by Izumonesia/NewEsperantoLavel, will be available at DMO ARTS.
The avant-garde design shows factories in Russia with a sense of humor.
We have pants for both men and women.
Men's low-rise boxer: 1,890 JPY / Women's short pants: 1,575 JPY / Women's short camisole: 2,100 JPY (incl. tax)