EXHIBITION

  • neko chiaki『Nocturnal Chronicle』

    2019. 11. 30 Sat. - 2019. 12. 25 Wed.

    *Open every weekend and for 3 days before Christmas(11/30,12/1,7,8,14,15,21~25)

    2019.11.30 Sat. - 12.25 Wed.
    *Open every weekend and for 3 days before Christmas(11/30,12/1,7,8,14,15,21~25)
    11.30 Sat. 17:00 - 19:00 Opening Reception

    THE STORIES
    (1-7-13, Nakazakinishi 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka)
    13:00 - 19:00


    Nekochiaki" is a special collaboration unit of two artists who both work as artists in FM802 and FM COCOLO's "digmeout" art project.
    chiaki kohara colorfully depicts the cat general, who is favored for his reliable descriptive ability and detailed, venomous and glossy style, and his wild and strong-willed Wonderland friends.
    Their collaboration, "inspired by doodling while waiting for a table," is cute, dynamic, and free!
    Nekotiaki has reunited for the first time in five years and will hold its first exhibition!
    Come visit Nocturnal Chronicle - "Tales of the Night" where magical creatures bring magic to the holiday season.


    [Artist]
    NekoshowguN
    He is well known for his dynamic black-and-white contrasts and richly detailed, yet venomous and glamorous style, using insects, animals, women, and other motifs. His work was sparked by video websites, and he is popular not only in Japan but also in Europe and the United States. In addition to his solo exhibition at digmeout project, he has created numerous artworks including concept images and jacket illustrations for games.
    https://digmeout.net/artists/nekoshowgun/

    chiaki kohara
    Using acrylic gouache and various materials such as buttons, lace, and candy packages, the artist paints a wonderland that every girl must have longed for at one time or another. She won the "Yayoi Kusama Award" at the UNIQLO Creative Award. She won the Grand Prix at "canvas@sony2012. Currently, she is challenging technology x art performance, which is a departure from drawing.
    https://digmeout.net/artists/chiaki-kohara/


    [Nekotiaki original goods]
    Will be available at the online store RADIPASSTORE!
    https://funky802.com/shop/


    [digmeout channel open to the public!]
    A video channel brought to you by digmeout, an art project of Osaka radio station FM802/FM COCOLO.
    Artists will appear one after another to deliver information on art and other topics such as the real faces of artists and scenes of their work that cannot usually be seen in a friendly atmosphere.
    As the first artist, Nekochiaki makes his video debut on YouTube. Live drawing video distribution is also planned on the Nico Nico Channel, a paid video channel.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDKs8v9YXF2a6Vn1D_FEyqQ


    [Live drawing live streaming!]
    2019.11.29 Fri. 16:00~
    Nekotiaki's live drawing will be broadcast live on Nico Nico Channel!
    Click here for how to watch on the Nico Nico Channel. ⇒ 
    https://ch.nicovideo.jp/digmeout/blomaga/ar1810085







  • DMOARTS in JR KYOTO ISETAN

    2019. 8. 28 Wed. - 2019. 9. 17 Tue.

    2019.8.28 Wed. - 9.17 Tue.
    OPEN 10:00 - 20:00
    JR Kyoto Isetan, 3rd floor = Special venue


    We are pleased to announce a limited time POP UP on the 3rd floor of Isetan JR Kyoto = special space. We have selected colorful artists to match the remodeling of the floor. Please take this opportunity to take a look.


    Produced by DMOARTS


    [Artist]
    Saki Matsumura
    Completed Master's program in Painting, Department of Art, Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2017. Selected for "Turner Acrylic Gouache Biennale 2017" and "Tokyo Wonder Seed 2017." Combining acrylic painting, silkscreen, and stencil, he attempts to visualize abstract concepts in his painting works with complex layers and three-dimensional effects. The expression that creates the illusion of a relationship between earth and figure, and the matiere that emphasizes the unevenness of the surface by spraying, create a gap between the viewer's perception and the reality, making the viewer aware of the distortion of his perception.
    https://dmoarts.com/artists/saki-matsumura/


    Masako Nakahira
    Using ubiquitous landscapes and people as motifs, he depicts in oil paintings fleeting, transient scenes that are not clearly visible, but certainly exist. His works are divided into several series, each of which has a different theme, but his method of expression is consistently simple and evokes images in the viewer. He regularly exhibits his works mainly in the Kansai area.
    https://dmoarts.com/artists/masako-nakahira/


    Ryoki Kurasaki
    The artist paints portraits based on oil paintings and burns the eyes of the painted figures. He attempts to pursue the reality of the painted motifs by using the phenomena and materials generated by burning the canvas, the exposed space, and the compositional elements of the canvas itself.
    https://dmoarts.com/artists/ryoki-kurasaki/


    Yuma Yamashiro
    An artist active mainly in the Kansai region. He studied Western-style painting at university, and now creates semi-physical works and three-dimensional structures. His original visual works, which resemble architectural models, are influenced by architectural structures and urban design. He captures real and unreal things from a bird's eye view and composes them in a single image.
    https://dmoarts.com/artists/yuma-yamashiro/


    Frankie Cihi
    Born in Tokyo in 1988, half Japanese and half American, graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2010. Her work, which was inspired by the identity loss she experienced during her college years, is always with an awareness of "Harmony". Her somewhat nostalgic yet fresh motifs and use of color represent "glocalization" rather than globalization, which continues to diversify even today. His works are not limited to canvas, but include a wide range of expressions such as murals and live painting, and he has participated in collaborations with various companies such as Starbucks, Instagram, Adobe, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, etc. In 2014, he appeared on Fuji Television's reality show "Terrace House and later appeared on "Odoru Sanma Goten," "Fukaii Hanashi," and "Tetsuko's Room. Currently based in Tokyo, he is developing his work globally.
    https://digmeout.net/artists/frankie-cihi/


    Waters Taking the words of Mencius of the Shuji Hyakke (The Hundred Families of the Buddha) as the origin of our name, we have a design factory and a select store in Okinawa. It is generally considered a bad thing for beliefs, concepts, and messages to become blurred. However, we take the attitude and attitude of "We are willing to change in order to move forward" and "We move forward despite the blurring" as common sense within our organization. In addition to the chinoise bag "SUI," Jingdezhen porcelain and new art pieces from "Komintern" will be exhibited.
    http://waters.asia/


    [contact]
    JR Kyoto Isetan
    Tel:075-342-5642(3rd floor = Shoes & Bags direct)















  • UNKNOWN EYES “fragments on somewhere”

    2019. 8. 31 Sat. - 2019. 9. 08 Sun.

    EXHIBITION
    UNKNOWN EYES “fragments on somewhere”


    A story of "fragments" as seen through the eyes of each of the 20 artists.
    Under the planning of UMMM, a Kyoto-based design team that serves as a reviewer for UNKNOWN ASIA, a group exhibition will be held by 20 creators (tentative) who are past UNKNOWN ASIA exhibitors and those who have attracted UMMM's attention. The works are created using ceramic "fragments" as motifs. Please come and see the stories of "fragments" as seen through the eyes of creators from different genres.


    [Artist]
    Akita Eye (ceramics and kintsugi)
    Everywhere We Shoot (photos)
    Yaya Inada (metal carving)
    Haruka Oka (photo)
    Maiko Odaira (Design)
    sakishiraz (Ironworker)
    Satoshi Someya (Lacquer Art)
    Akina Tokiyoshi (Artist)
    Mess (Jewelry)
    Kouki Nishimura (ceramics)
    Yuta Niwa (Japanese Painting)
    Pam Virada (Artist/Graphic Design)
    Kennobu Hirayama (Design)
    Fang Yen Wen (Curator)
    MATA design (Design)
    Koga Miura (Painting)
    Shingo Minamida (Illustration)
    Yutaro Mineyama (Artist)
    Akihisa Yamamoto (Sculpture)
    LISE (Painting and Illustration)
    Scheduled.


    [Overview]
    2019.8.31 Sat. − 9.8 Sun.
    OPEN 13:00−20:00 (Free Admission)


    Opening Reception  8.31 Sat. 18:00−


    THE STORIES
    1-7-13, Nakazakinishi 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0015, Japan
    Access : 3 minutes on foot from Exit 4 of Nakazakicho Station on the Tanimachi Line


    planning UMMM
    主催 UNKNOWN ASIA


    unknownasia.net
    digmeout.net
    dmoarts.com











  • Limited shop “Kitchen”

    2019. 8. 31 Sat. - 2019. 9. 08 Sun.

    Kyoto fashion brand KIWI and digmeout will hold an exhibition and product sales event together with students of Kyoto University of Art and Design's Department of Spatial Design.
    Original jewelry and sundry goods featuring motifs of things found in kitchen. A way to enjoy the present with what you have. Please enjoy the "renewal of the senses".


    2019.8.31 Sat. − 9.8 Sun.
    OPEN 13:00−20:00 (Free Admission)


    Opening Reception  8.31 Sat. 18:00−


    THE STORIES
    1-7-13, Nakazakinishi 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0015, Japan
    Access : 3 minutes on foot from Exit 4 of Nakazakicho Station on the Tanimachi Line


    instagram.com/kiwi.kitchen2019
    kkiiwwii.jp
    digmeout.net
    dmoarts.com











  • UNKNOWN ASIA presents “ARTiST ATTiRE POP UP STORE”

    2019. 7. 19 Fri. - 2019. 7. 28 Sun.

    UNKNOWN ASIA presents
    ARTiST ATTiRE POP UP STORE

    Simultaneously held at "THE STORIES" in Nakazaki-cho and "DMOARTS" at LUCUA 1100.

    session:2019 7/19 Fri. - 7/28 Sun.

    THE STORIES
    venue:1-7-13 NAKAZAKI O HIGHTS, Nakazakinishi 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka
    OPEN : 13:00 - 20:00

    DMOARTS
    venue:7F LUCUA 1100, 3-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
    OPEN : 10:00 - 21:00



    Psychedelic summer clothes from Indonesia.
    Graphical apparel brand ARTiST ATTiRE lands in Japan for the first time!
    Ardneks is an Indonesian artist who won the Grand Prix at UNKNOWN ASIA 2016 and made a splash. Nostalgic 70s, Asian psychedelic.... His apparel brand "ARtIST AtTIRE" featuring his illustrations all over landed in Japan for the first time!
    New items for this summer include aloha, blousons, pants, and trench coats with full-color prints of rock, psychedelic, and weird Japanese. The brand will be exhibited and sold in Osaka ahead of its Indonesian counterpart. The illustrator Ardneks himself and the ARTIST AtTIRE crew will also visit Japan for this POP UP. Original art prints will also be available for limited sale. Please enjoy a psychedelic summer of fashion and art.


    【Profile】
    Ardneks
    Born in 1989 and currently based in Jakarta, Ardneks is the unit name of illustrator Kendra Ahimsa. His psychedelic illustrations are strongly influenced by Japanese pop culture, but with a strong Asian flavor. His activities range from artwork for the local Indonesian music scene to magazine advertisements and graphics for fashion brands.
    https://digmeout.net/artists/ardneks/


    【Events】
    Events will be held at "THE STORIES" in Nakazaki-cho during the exhibition period.

    Talk Event: "Art and Music in Indonesia
    7.20 Sat. 15:00 - 17:00
    出演:Kendra Ahimsa(Ardneks)
    listener:Hiroaki Shono、Yoshihiro Taniguchi(UNKNOWN ASIA)

    DJ PARTY :「Light Mellow West」
    7.20 Sat. 17:00 - 22:00
    A lounge DJ party featuring the world of Light Mellow and CITY POP on analog vinyl!
    DJ :miharu,Kitta,emi, and more!













  • YUGO. × MTWB POP UP SHOP

    2019. 7. 16 Tue. - 2019. 7. 18 Thu.

    2019.07.16 TUE. - 18 THU.
    at DMOARTS


    YUGO., a digmeout artist, and FM802's outdoor live event "MEET THE WORLD BEAT 2019," celebrating the station's 30th anniversary, will hold a POP UP SHOP in collaboration!

    This is a limited time event where you can buy official goods of MEET THE WORLD BEAT (MTWB) designed by YUGO. at the art gallery DMOARTS on the 7th floor of LUCUAI-ALE, a commercial facility directly connected to Osaka Station. In addition to the official MTWB goods, T-shirts and tote bags will be on sale exclusively at DMOARTS.


    [DMOARTS Limited Novelty]
    YUGO. x MTWB goods with a total purchase of 5,000 yen (excluding tax), you will receive an original sticker!


    [Artist]
    YUGO.
    Belongs to digmeout. Illustrator.
    He has provided designs for rock bands and musicians, produced art for apparel brands and music events, illustrated fashion magazines, and is active in a variety of other artwork centered on music and fashion.
    https://digmeout.net/artists/yugo/


    DMOARTS
    7F LUCUA 1100, 3-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
    TEL06-6450-8187
    OPEN 10:00 - 21:00 (Last day only 18:00 CLOSE)







  • DMOARTS in ART OSAKA 2019

    2019. 7. 05 Fri. - 2019. 7. 07 Sun.

    July 5 is for invited guests and press only

    DMOARTS will be exhibiting again this year at ART OSAKA 2019, an art fair to be held at Hotel Granvia Osaka, directly connected to Osaka Station.

    ART OSAKA is Japan's largest hotel-based art fair specializing in contemporary art, and is the longest-established and most supported art fair in Japan. The lineup includes 54 galleries from Japan and abroad. From young artists to well-known artists, a wide selection of contemporary art will be exhibited and sold, ranging from paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs to installations that use the entire space.

    DMOARTS is pleased to present six artists, Hanako Kimura, Sakiki Matsumura, Daisuke Kondo, Shinya Daito, Kurumi Kotani, and Jasmine Noda at ROOM 6012. We hope you will visit ART OSAKA 2019 and enjoy the pleasure of committing to the world of contemporary art through our art collection.

    ART OSAKA 2019
    Date & Time :Friday, July 5, 2019 - Sunday, July 7, 2019
    preview:Friday, July 5 14:00-20:00 ※Invited guests and press only
    read permission :Saturday, July 6 11:00-20:00
    July 7(Sun.) 11:00-19:00 ※Admission until 1 hour before the end of the fair

    ・venue
    Hotel Granvia Osaka 26th floor
    3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001, Japan
    ・admission fee
    ¥1,800 / 1 DAY PASS
    www.artosaka.jp

    ・Contact Us
    DMOARTS (Attn: TAKAHASHI, KANEKO)
    7F LUCUA 1100, 3-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8558, Japan
    06-6450-8187
    www.dmoarts.com



    【Exhibiting Artists】
    Hanako Kimura
    Born in Kyoto and currently lives in Osaka. Graduated from Doshisha University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Aesthetics and Art. Photographer.
    UNKNOWN ASIA 2018 Grand Prix.
    Awarded the 16th Photography "1_WALL" Jury's Encouragement Prize (selected by Atsumi Kikuchi).
    He regularly creates works on the theme of touching the vast gray zone that lies between the two extremes of "existence" and "non-existence" with the help of photography. In recent years, he has been working not only with photography, but also with three-dimensional works, drawings, and installations.
    https://digmeout.net/artists/hanako-kimura/

    Saki Matsumura
    He completed his master's degree in painting at Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2017.
    Selected for "Turner Acrylic Gouache Biennial 2017" and "Tokyo Wonder Seed 2017." Combining acrylic painting, silkscreen, and stencil, he attempts to visualize abstract concepts in his paintings with complex layers and three-dimensionality.
    The expression that creates the illusion of a relationship between the earth and the figure, and the matiere that emphasizes the unevenness of the surface by spraying, create a gap between the viewer's perception and the reality, making the viewer aware of the distortion of his or her perception.
    https://dmoarts.com/artists/saki-matsumura/

    Taisuke Kondouh
    In 2018, he graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Graduate School of Art and Design, Painting Area.
    He creates works by confronting the screen with the unique human elements of memory and emotion, converting them into the energy of "color. On the screen, where space is divided by the color plane, the complex inner feelings of people are condensed, creating images that seem to resonate with each other. He uses a method of production in which he fills syringes with mediums and acrylic paints, which he has calculated and blended in advance, and injects them onto the canvas through needles.
    https://dmoarts.com/artists/taisuke-kondouh/

    Masaya Daito
    Kyoto Seika University Graduate School is currently enrolled.
    At first glance, Daito's sculptures are made of materials that are recognizable as glass bottles, but they are no longer inorganic industrial products, but rather organic and life-like forms of the human body.
    The inside of the kiln, which cannot be intervened by a third party, is regarded as a single cosmic space, and the artist expresses a new point of view by deforming it by chance according to the laws of nature, that is, the nature of glass that melts at high temperatures and the force of gravity.
    https://digmeout.net/artists/masayadaito/

    Kurumi Kotani
    In 2019, he will graduate from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Graduate School of Art and Design, Painting Area.
    He creates paintings on the theme of relationships, signs and traces of existence.
    In her signature series of paintings, "21g," the entire screen is envisioned as a "window," with traces of someone's touch on the condensed glass surface. Her interest in mystical and supernatural phenomena has led her to create paintings reminiscent of scenes from horror films, bringing to the surface the presence of an unseen and uncertain entity.
    https://digmeout.net/artists/kurumi-kotani/

    Jasmine Noda
    Born in 1996 in U Thai, Thailand and came to Japan in 2003. Ceramic artist.
    He will receive the President's Award at the Kyoto Seika University 2019 Graduation and Completion Works Exhibition for "Memory Swan 04/Prayer," which was created on the theme of the landscape of his home country, religion and crafts, ceramics and contemporary art.
    He established HAKUHA PROJECT, which presents the form of ceramic art in line with the times while creating art works with ceramics as a craft. He is also an art producer.
    https://digmeout.net/artists/jasmine-noda/












  • NekoshowguN solo exhibition – “NEKO”

    2019. 1. 25 Fri. - 2019. 2. 21 Thu.

    Closed on 2. 19 Tue.

    DMOARTS is pleased to announce to have the solo exhibition of NekoshowguN from January 25th to February 21st at DMOARTS gallery on the 7th floor of Lucua 1100. NekoshowguN, the artist who has enthusiastic fans over the world, is known for its toxic and sassy style with rich detail and bold contrasts in black and white. The exhibition entitled "NEKO", that literally means cat, will focus on “the wild nature existing in even a house cat”.


    Art book "NekoshowguN" is now available on the online shop RADIPASSTORE

    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Friday January 25th to Thursday February 21th
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)


    profile:
    NekoshowguN
    Born in Wakayama, Japan in 1982.
    After attracting worldwide fans on video site, NekoshowguN has presented several solo exhibitions as digmeout project and created including concept arts of game titles and cover illustrations.
    nekoixa.com

    [Solo exhibitions]
    2019 “NEKO” DMOARTS, Osaka
    2018 “DUNGEON” Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo
    2015 “SHOW AT HIVE” DMOARTS, Osaka
    2013 “Appetite for Madness” DMOARTS, Osaka
    2012 “Nekoixa” DMOARTS, Osaka
    2011 “Beasts” DMOARTS, Osaka
    2009 “DELICIOUS” digmeout ART&DINER, Osaka
    2008 “NekoshowguN Exhibition” acrimony, L.A.
    2006 “crazy & classy” digmeout CAFÉ, Osaka

    [Selected works]
    2014 Published “ILLUSTRATION MAKING & VISUAL BOOK NekoshowguN”, Shoeisha
    2012 Cover illustration and animation for “WARRIORS” by Kyosuke Himuro, Warner Music Japan
    2011 Character design for “LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW”, KADOKAWA GAMES, LTD. & GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
    2003- Clipart for “BEMANI” series, KONAMI

  • Inori Kito solo exhibition – “Bloom”

    2019. 3. 08 Fri. - 2019. 3. 21 Thu.

    DMO ARTS is pleased to announce to have the solo exhibition of Inori Kito, entitled “Bloom”, from March 8th to March 21st at DMOARTS gallery on the 7th floor of Lucua 1100.


    Artist’s statement:
    In the theme of "spring", the dwarfs are play around with plants in the paintings.
    There's not only brilliance but you could find a hint of insanity in the spring.
    I will portray life and death with these two different sides of the season, in Japanese traditional paints


    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Friday March 8th to Thursday March 21th
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)
    Reception Party: Saturday March 9th during 18:00-21:00 (No reservation is required)


    Profile:
    Inori Kito
    Born in Shizuoka, Japan in 1991.
    Graduated from Kyoto Art and Design College Japanese painting course.
    Kito, using the technique of Japanese traditional painting, depicts dwarfs with the other morden motifs such as strawberries.
    As a painter, Kito has been hold many solo exhibitions in Japan and overseas.
    Her illustrations are also popular in advertisements, collaborated products, picture books and etc.
    The winner of the 190th The Choice Prize selection of Mr. Hisashi Eguchi.
    www.inorikito.jp/
    https://digmeout.net/artists/inori-kito/

  • Kuroneko Design solo exhibition – “Kuroneko Robin-chan Punsuka”

    2019. 2. 22 Fri. - 2019. 3. 07 Thu.

    DMOARTS is pleased to announce to have the solo exhibition of Kuroneko Design from February 22th to March 7th at DMOARTS gallery on the 7th floor of Lucua 1100. This exhibition is entitled “Kuroneko Robin-chan Punsuka”, named after the second picture book in “Kuroneko Robin-chan” series, as the book launch show. Kuroneko Design, whose signature style is stencil-printing-like pictures in nostalgic taste, characterizes Robin-chan as egoistic cat with fangs and sharp nails, that makes it different from other common characters. In this exhibition, not only the original painting, but also giclee prints and picture books with limited book sleeve will be presented.


    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Friday February 22th to Thursday March 7th
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)


    profile:
    Kuroneko Design
    Activities based in Nagoya from 2011
    They make the picture book and the goods of Black cat “Robin-chan”, and get popular in solo exhibitions and market events..
    Now, they are expanding the range of activities such as appointed to the Valentine's chocolate Goncharov.
    kuroneko-design.com