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.