• 5th Anniversary Exhibition The BEST of DMOARTS 2016

    2016. 4. 20 Wed. - 2016. 5. 10 Tue.

    Reception Party: Thursday, May 5th, 3:00PM to 6:00PM
    Exhibiting Artists:
    Kana Otsuki, Yumiko Kaneda, chiaki kohara, Masako Nakahira, nakamura mucho yoshiteru, Neko Shogun, Mio Matsumoto, Aki Miyajima

    Since its opening in May 2011, DMOARTS have held over 120 exhibitions over the course of five years.
    We are continuing to showcase young artists from Osaka to the world, along with project exhibitions in our gallery, and presenting art fairs in Japan and abroad.
    For our 5th year anniversary, we have selected eight of the most popular artists to present in this season’s pick-up omnibus event.
    In addition to new works on display, we are holding a product exhibition and other events.
    We always appreciate your support!

    Kana Otsuki
    Born in 1984, an author of fine art books and living in Kyoto.
    Presented a personal exhibition three times at DMOARTS, and also participated in art fairs in Japan and internationally.
    She presents works showing modern society, using a statue of a young girl wearing a sailor’s uniform as a motif. She also manages her illustration career, publishing work in “ILLUSTRATION 2016”.
    Presenting work at various exhibits around the world, this fine art author has collected many fans.

    July 2013, “Minna kara no naka+” (From Inside Everyone)
    Oct 2014, “Ribon Tokeru” (Untying Ribbon)
    Aug 2015, “Sora no Kara” (The Sky’s Shell”)

    Yumiko Kaneda
    Born in 1980.
    Graduated from Setsu Modo Seminar in 2007.
    Ms. Kaneda presents objects that everyone knows.
    Stationary, household articles, kitchen tools, food, etc.
    Combining those motifs together, the realistic expressions show the beauty of everyday “things”.
    As an illustrator, she also continues working in books, magazines, and advertisements.

    Nov 2011, “Sonzai” (Existence)
    March 2014, “Kioku” (Memories)

    chiaki kohara
    Born July 7th, 1986.
    chiaki kohara participated in DMOARTS first ever exhibition.
    She has received praise for her highly popular pieces on display at personal exhibitions.
    Using acrylic gesso, buttons and lace, candy packaging and others, she uninhibitedly creates figures of girls with outstretched arms and animals.
    This richly colored view of the world attracts young girls to wonderland.
    She has added her work in a personal exhibit at DMOARTS four times, participated in various domestic and international art fairs, and brings forth fans from all walks of life.

    May 2011, “Gimme a Hug”
    July 2012, “Mammy!”
    Dec 2013, “Kakumei ten” -Things from that time-
    Apr 2015, “Kimi ga, tsuki.”

    Nakahira Masako
    Presenting at this year’s DMOARTS exhibit, and planning to show work at other art fairs.
    Using people and scenery as motifs for her work, even if you can’t clearly see that they are there, Masako paints oil paintings of scenes that easy change and fade in an instant.
    Separated into different series and created from a different themes, her works present themselves in a way that consistently allow the viewer to recall the image and its contents.
    She’s currently presenting her work for a limited time in the heart of Kansai.

    July 2014, “border”

    nakamura mucho yoshiteru
    An artist living in Osaka.
    He creates collages from everyday things used as raw materials.
    Nakamura has given birth to friendly characters using old clothes, matchboxes, and air-mail envelopes.
    His last personal exhibit “VERY MATCH” contained more than 120 pieces of work.
    He is currently focusing his efforts on advertising and exhibitions.

    Feb 2012, “Pen Friend”
    Nov 2013, “ZOO MATCH”
    Feb 2015, “VERY MATCH”

    Using pens and colored pencils, Neko Shogun continues to draw intense animals and insects.
    Gaining popularity from online video sites, she is now on the rise not only in Japan, but in Europe and America as well.
    At her DMOARTS personal exhibition, she presented his entire collection and gained widespread appeal.
    In Sept 2012, she did artwork for Kyosuke Himuro’s new single, and has become a hot topic with her own videos.
    In 2014, she published “ILLUSTRATION MAKING & VISUAL BOOK 猫将軍”, a collection of many of her illustrated works.

    June 2011, “Beasts”
    May 2012, “Nekoixa”
    Nov 2013, “Appetite for Madness”
    Apr 2015, “SHOW AT HIVE”

    Mio Matsumoto
    From Kobe, went to Britain at the age of 20.
    Majored in Communication Art and Design from the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2003.
    While studying, she used everyday observations as her base to develop a sleek and smooth drawing style.
    Working as an illustrator in and out of Japan, she has presented her work at exhibits in both Tokyo and Osaka.
    From her feminine viewpoint, Mio’s stylish and simple expression is her specialty.
    For the group showing this time, she is planning on presenting a painting made from crayon, which is a first for Kansai.

    Feb 2013, “Aphrodite ~spring mischief~”
    Apr 2014 “Nature”

    Aki Miyajima
    Born in Shiga Prefecture, currently living in Tokyo.
    Aki is an illustrator who has experience with advertisements, album covers, book illustrations, and apparel.
    She is a multi-talented female artist who focuses mainly on illustration and drawings.
    Adding to the two personal exhibitions she has shown at DMOARTS, she is also developing for My First ART and other promotional items.

    June 2012, “colorless”
    Oct 2014, “Kioku wo tadoru hodo aimaina,” (As Vague as a Memory on the Way)