• ART OSAKA 2023

    2023. 7. 28 Fri. - 2023. 7. 30 Sun.


    Saki Matsumura

    Koga Miura

    Rei Kizumoto

    ART OSAKA 2023 (Galleries section), an art fair of contemporary art, will be held from July 28 (Fri.)-30 (Sun.) [Preview: July 28 (Fri.)] at Osaka City Central Public Hall.
    DMOARTS is pleased to present the works of four artists: hin, Saki Matsumura, Koga Miura, and Rei Kizumoto.


    Born in Chiba, Japan in 1990 and currently lives in Tokyo. Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Graphic Design.

    The concept of the production is to explore and create a therapy by Digital Detox.
    The idea of using pixelated expressions with the intention of "materializing information" and painting them as if they were sprays or brushes was the inspiration for the technique he calls virtualspray. The artist attempts to antidote the overload of information from the outside and the inside.

    Saki Matsumura
    Born in Nagano, Japan in 1993, he completed his graduate studies in painting at Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2017. Currently based in Kyoto.

    He creates dynamic paintings by combining hard-edged colored surfaces created by spraying and silkscreening with uneven surfaces covered with heavy layers of paint. The clash of different elements creates a strange harmony that opens up the imagination to new sensations.

    Koga Miura
    Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1997, he completed his master's degree in oil painting at Kyoto University of Arts in 2021.

    He creates two-dimensional works based on the theme of exploring the "boundary between the conscious and the unconscious.
    In order to reduce the arbitrariness that occurs in the process of giving form to an image, he decides on color schemes and compositions in advance using a random number of instructions, and then gives form to them through manual work.
    By mixing the mechanical impression created by the repetition of simple work following instructions and the anomalous expression created by hand-painting, the artist is able to perceive both his own assumptions and unexpected phenomena.
    By going back and forth between the assumed and the unexpected, I want to express the beauty that is created by the combination of various external factors that exist contrary to my own intentions.

    Rei Kizumoto
    Born in Shiga Prefecture in 1998, he graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 2021 with a BFA in oil painting, and from Kyoto University of Arts in 2023 with an MFA in oil painting in the field of arts and crafts.

    Colored or cut felt is placed on the floor.
    The felt absorbs and reflects light, and the danger of color lurks.
    I follow the light as I push it onto the screen with time and space.
    He creates his works in dialogue with the materials, colors, and himself.

    [Fair Overview]
    ・Date & Time (Galleries section)
    Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30, 2023
    Friday, 28th 15:00―19:00
    ※Invitees and press only
    ・Open to the public
    Saturday, 29th 11:00-19:00
    30th(Sun.) 11:00-17:00

    Osaka City Central Hall 3rd Floor [Central Assembly Room / Small Assembly Room / Special Room]
    1-1-27 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Japan
    DMOART / Booth No.E-5

    ・Official Web Site

    ART OSAKA 2023, a contemporary art fair, will be held from July 26 (Wed) to 31 (Mon), 2012. ART OSAKA has the longest history of any ongoing art fair in Japan and has been a popular venue for young and mid-career artists.
    This year, the art fair will again offer a tour of two locations: Nakanoshima (Galleries section), Osaka's representative cultural area, and Kitakagaya (Expanded section), a town full of creativity.
    We hope you will enjoy "ART OSAKA 2023," which connects two of Osaka's most fascinating areas.

    2023. 3. 08 Wed. - 2023. 3. 12 Sun.

    Mie Takahashi

    Rentaro Kawamoto

    Ryoki Kurasaki

    Masamitsu Okada

    We are pleased to announce our participation in the exhibition ""Dawn" CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION" to be held at Iwataya Honten, Fukuoka, Japan.
    From DMOARTS, works by Mie Takahashi, Rentaro Kawamoto, Ryoki Kurasaki, and Masamitsu Okada will be exhibited.

    Mie Takahashi
    Born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1994, he graduated from Yokohama College of Art and Design in 2017, and currently lives and works in Kamakura. Inspired by the doodles he casually draws on a daily basis, he creates paintings and three-dimensional works. His colorful works with abstract shapes are based on terra cotta and resin. He paints over them with his original paints and finishes them with gradation.

    Rentaro Kawamoto
    Born in 1991 in Kanagawa, Japan, he graduated from the Textile Design Course in the Crafts Area at Yokohama College of Art in 2015 and completed the Sculpture Course at the same university as a research student in 2005. He continues to work mainly with textiles, focusing on the unique textures and colors of dyed fabrics and the background and story behind the materials as important elements of his work.

    Ryoki Kurasaki
    Born 1995 in Fukuoka, Japan. He creates works that encourage viewers to reexamine life and death and to be aware of the cycle of life and death through works such as portraits on canvas that are burned in a fire and wax paintings that are molded by taking a mold of the painting and pouring melted wax into the mold, which melts like a candle.

    Masamitsu Okada
    Born 1987 in Hyogo Prefecture. Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2010. Since graduation, he has been working as a graphic designer/artist under the name OMD (O.M.D.). In parallel with client work, he produces works and zines on the theme of shapes, letters, and compositions, and since 2018, he has been developing graphics/artwork using 3DCG.

    ・Date and Time
    3/8(Wed.)~3/12(Sun) 10:00~20:00
    *Close at 17:00 on the last day only.
    Iwataya Main Store, Main Building, 7th floor, Main Event Hall
    (2-5-35 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 810-8680, Japan)
    For more information, click here.

    Art, like music, is familiar to people, appeals to the viewer's sensitivity, and enriches the mind. The message contained in a work of art can be a hint for thought, and coming into contact with the temperament and personality of the artist can be a source of vitality for tomorrow. Encountering art that resonates with one's sensibilities can change one's sense of values and even one's way of life. In this exhibition, the Iwataya flagship store will showcase works by both young artists and masters from Japan and abroad that it recommends today.

    2023. 3. 03 Fri. - 2023. 3. 05 Sun.

    Aya Kurashiki

    Hayato Machida

    Saki Matsumura

    Saneyuki Matsumoto

    Rei Kizumoto

    We are pleased to announce that we will exhibit at the art market "ART MARKET TENNOZ 2023" to be held in Tennoz.
    From DMOARTS, works by Aya Kurashiki, HAYATO MACHIDA, Saki Matsumura, Saneyuki Matsumoto, and Rei Kizumoto will be exhibited.

    Aya Kurashiki
    Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1993. Currently based in Tokyo.
    Major awards include "SPART 2017" (Akira Asada Award, 2017), "Shell Art Award 2020" (The National Art Center, Tokyo), "VIVA AWARD 2021" (Associate Artist, 2021), "WATOWA ART AWARD" (Grand Prix Award, 2021), "elephant STUDIO (Tokyo), etc.
    Recent exhibitions include "(((((," Komagome Warehouse, Tokyo (2022); solo exhibition, "Asakanari, Shizen ni naka shizen ni ka. Wada Gallery, Tokyo; "Idemitsu Art Award Artist Selection" (recommended by Eriko Kimura, chief curator of Yokohama Museum of Art) at The National Art Center, Tokyo in 2022; "3331 transformed art into ''" at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo in 2023, and others.
    Completed graduate studies at Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2018, and Tokyo University of the Arts in 2020.
    He is a student of the 26th term of the Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation. Third term student of the Kuma Foundation.
    Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

    ■ Artist Statement
    Kurashiki has consistently considered the distance between himself and others in the solitary existence of human beings absolutely cut off by the material wall of the body, or the categorization attached to it. In his works, Kurashiki deals with multiple media such as performance and installation, mainly two-dimensional works using transfer techniques, and attempts to communicate closely with others, seek coexistence, or fuse with others. For example, he creates works in order to even out the divide created by the fact that we have separate bodies, and to coexist with others in the real world. Or, as the ultimate form of such an act, production as an act of aiming for nirvana, in which each being is freed from its body, and while existing as an individual, blends into the whole and becomes one with the whole. Or, as a countermeasure to loneliness, the act of weaving a temporary (assumed) close relationship between the viewer and oneself by somehow inserting the work between them.

    Born in 1995 in Okinawa, Japan.
    He began painting on his own, and when he was 21 years old, he met Yuken Teruya in New York, where he was studying abroad, and began working as an artist after returning to Japan. He has provided HY tour goods and adidas event logos.
    Major exhibitions include "ART WONDERLAND" at Sogo Yokohama (Kanagawa/2023), "INDEPENDENT TOKYO 2022 SELECTION" at Hankyu MEN 'S TOKYO Tugboat Gallery (Tokyo/2023), "SHIBUYA STYLE VOL,16" Seibu Shibuya (Tokyo/2022), "UNKNOWN ASIA 2022 " Grand Front Osaka (Osaka/2022), "Okinawans" GALLERY ROUGHERYET (Okinawa/2022), "GEISAI #21" TOKYO BIG SITE (Tokyo/2022), "INDEPENDENT TOKYO 2022" at Tokyo Port City Takeshiba (Tokyo/2022).
    Awards include the "INDEPENDENT TOKYO 2022" Tugboat Special Award (2022) and the "Turner Award 2018" Future Award (2018).

    ■ Artist Statement
    His paintings are composed of elements inherited from Japanese and American pop culture, subculture, and local culture, which deeply influenced him while growing up. The ambivalent feelings that form the concept of his work are born from his doubts about his own sense of "being alive" and his thoughts on the social and political situation at times. The white color sprinkled in his works is a presence that appears when he reaches a point of feeling as if he wants to disappear, and it represents the confusion or neutralization of psychological thoughts and biological instincts.

    Saki Matsumura
    Born in Nagano, Japan in 1993.
    Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Department of Arts and Crafts, Oil Painting Course, 2015.
    Completed the graduate course in painting at Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2017.
    Currently based in Kyoto.
    Major solo exhibitions to date include "The eyes : They see" (DMOARTS/2019), "- see sew scene -ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO SATELLITE" (ygion/ 2021).
    Major group exhibitions and art fairs include ART AWARD TOKYO MARUNOUCHI (2017), ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO (2018), UNKNOWN ASIA Art Exchange Osaka 2019 (2019), ART TAIPEI 2020 (2020), ART OSAKA WALL (2020), DELTA Exhibition (2021).

    ■ Artist Statement
    He creates dynamic paintings by combining hard-edged colored surfaces created by spraying and silk-screening with uneven surfaces covered with heavy layers of paint. The clash of different elements creates a strange harmony that opens up the imagination to new sensations.

    Saneyuki Matsumoto
    1988 Born in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture.
    2017 Started working mainly on client work.
    2021 Started working mainly in the production of art works.
    2021 First solo exhibition.
    Major exhibitions include "us" (Bricolage, Hyogo/2022), Kobe Art Marché 2022 (Hyogo/2022), Independent Tokyo 2022 (Tokyo/2022), Any Kobe 2022 (Hyogo/2022), UNKNOWN ASIA 2022 (Osaka/2022), A4 WALL MATSUYA GINZA (Tokyo/2022), A4 WALL TAIPEI (Tokyo/2022), A4 WALL MATSUYA GINZA (Tokyo/2022), 100 People 10 (Tokyo/2022), A4 WALL TAIPEI (Tokyo/2022), and A4 WALL MATSUYA GINZA (Tokyo/2022). 2022), A4 WALL MATSUYA GINZA (Tokyo/2022), 100 People 10 (Tokyo/2022), A4 WALL TAIPEI (Taipei/2022), A4 WALL MATSUYA GINZA (Tokyo/2023), Kobe Art Marché 2023 (Hyogo/2023).
    Awards include: 74th Gen-Ten, Honorable Mention (2018); 62nd Takarazuka City Exhibition, Tessai Art Museum Prize (2019); 44th Kobe Citizen's Art Exhibition, Kobe City Workers' Welfare Council Prize (2019); 21st Hotel La Suite DKGAP, Honorable Mention (2019); 24th Art Move Competition, Honorable Mention (2019); 69th Nishinomiya City Exhibition, Honorable Mention (2019); 2nd 69th Nishinomiya City Exhibition, Honorable Mention, (2019), The 6th Tokyo Costume Design Award, Honorable Mention, (2019), The 2nd Grammatology Award, Honorable Mention, (2020).

    ■ Artist Statement
    His works are mainly based on subcultures and Japanese illustration expressions of the 80s and 90s.
    The theme of his work is to preserve pop culture, such as character expression, which is not often discussed in Western art history, in the form of art rather than illustration.
    Each portrait depicts the same face. This is based on the artist's will to preserve the illustrative expression of the period in which the work was created, and the idea that by depicting the same, unifying face, the work can be viewed as if it were the viewer or a closely related person.
    He works mainly with acrylics on canvas.

    Rei Kizumoto
    1998 Born in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
    2021 Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, majoring in oil painting.
    2023 Scheduled to graduate from Kyoto University of Arts with a Master's degree in Oil Painting in the field of Arts and Crafts. (Final education)
    Major exhibitions include "ARTISTS' FAIR KYOTO 2022" (Kyoto, March 2022), group exhibition "grid" at biscuit gallery (Tokyo, March 2022), group exhibition "awkward sensation" at YOD TOKYO (Tokyo, October 2022), "3331ART FAIR" at DMOARTS Gallery (Tokyo, October 2022), and "Fiction and Feeling 3331ART FAIR," DMOARTS Gallery (Tokyo, October 2022), "Fiction and Feeling," Seibu Ikebukuro main store (Tokyo, November 2022).

    ■ Artist Statement
    Colored or cut felt is placed on the floor.
    Felt absorbs and reflects light, and the danger of color lurks.
    It follows the light while pushing it onto the screen along with time and space.
    He creates his works by interacting with materials, colors, and himself.

    ・Date and Time
    *Close at 17:00 on the last day only
    (1-11, Higashi-Shinagawa 2-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan)