2013. 4. 17 Wed. - 2013. 4. 30 Tue.

    BAKIBAKI pattern is not a painting, it is just a sign.
    These are not the artist's own words, but I think we can get closer to the essence of his work if we see it that way.
    A signature is the simplest form of self-expression. 
    From signing a contract to writing a signature on a piece of colored paper or tagging a wall of a building. 
    Unlike the previous two, the third is intentional logging.
    It may be the same as marking an animal, but it takes on a different meaning when we look back on it later.
    --It may be a footprint of human history, or it may be a message to future generations.
    What will the BAKIBAKI log become over time? 
    It will be left everywhere with the artist who travels around the country.
    The sequence is like a never-ending Kintaro candy.
    (Text: Kawako Hasegawa)
    We will exhibit and sell collaborative works by BAKIBAKI, a street artist known for his activities with the live painting unit DOPPEL, and Masahiro Inoue, a Kyoto-style tableware craftsman.
    The works blend casually with people, objects, and spaces, and yet make a strong statement.
    Please enjoy the fusion of the latest street art and tradition in contemporary Japan.
    BAKIBAKI/Kohei Yamao
    Born in Osaka in 1978 and currently lives in Tokyo.
    Artist and director of Arahabaki.
    In 2001, formed the live painting duo "DOPPEL" in Kyoto, collaborating with various companies from the underground club scene.
    In 2007, he began his career as a solo artist with a solo exhibition, and has since released beautiful paintings featuring idols and character cards with the motif of "Desire Kamasoku".
    He has been trying to express himself from various angles with his unique viewpoint based on the source of Japanese popular culture.
    His representative works, which could be called aesthetics of repetition, commonly known as "Baki Baki," his lifework, are interpreted as "Japanese" or "modern," and are shown in live performances. He has been involved in traditional folding screens, murals inside and outside stores, public art, and bookbinding for musicians, mainly through live painting.
    Born and currently resides in Kyoto. He is a first-class master of Hotezo-gyoji.
    He has been engaged in new and restoration of mounting for shrines and temples, as well as for axes, frames, and folding screens related to Japanese paintings and calligraphy.
    He has also produced many works that incorporate new art and design by utilizing the traditional materials and techniques used in Kyo-motogu as an approach to modern architectural styles, including works by Japanese painters and calligraphers, and works that fuse modern art and Kyo-motogu.
    Through Kyo-motogu, he is committed to the transmission and dissemination of traditional techniques.
    Kyowatch Inoue Kouyado http://www.miyabi-ex.jp/
    OPENING RECEPTIONSaturday, April 20, 2013, 18:00?20:00 DMOARTS Everyone is free to attend.