• riya solo exhibition: 11

    2012. 2. 01 Wed. - 2012. 2. 21 Tue.

    February 1 (Wed) - 21 (Tue), 2012The number 11 means a loop or infinity.
    Something repeatedly comes apart, change their form, meet again, touch, and fall apart.
    This is something like a story or a song in the world of 11 layers.
    Through depicting animals and invisible ones, I wished to portray the things that cannot be expressed in words.
    - riya

    We will hold a solo exhibition of the artist Riya.Born in Chicago in 1985.
    Riya graduated from Tama Art University, concentration on textile design.
    With cut out technique, she arranges icons like animals, humans, waves, clouds, fire, and skull.
    Her works indicates ecology and ethnicity.
    In 2009, she was selected for the art project of digmeout and SONY Canvas@Sony and created a mural of 38 meters high at SONY building, Ginza, Tokyo.
    Besides having exhibitions, she has created illustrations and designed various kinds of products.
    The theme of this solo exhibition is 11.
    To indicate transmigration and the universe, Riya has cut out the lives of many creatures in the circle with 11 layers.
    At this exhibition, her original artwork is on sale, as well as My First ART giclee prints, BARCOS tote bags, and GUNZE BODYWILD pants.

    Opening Reception:Saturday, February 4 (Sat) 6-8pm.Everyone is welcome.
  • Makiko Kishino solo exhibition: [R-15]

    2012. 1. 18 Wed. - 2012. 1. 31 Tue.

    January 18 (Wed) - 31 (Tue), 2012Getting excited, depressed, or lost for small things.
    Being able to do anything but actually doing nothing.
    Immortal 3 years that are so bright but unstable.
    I portrayed the days of ordinary high school studentswho are no longer children but not quite adults.- Makiko

    KishinoWe hold a solo exhibition of the artist Makiko Kishino who depicts the drama-like but ordinary days of teenagers with elaborate lines and the delicate use of pens.
    She recently created an illustration for the first issue of THE FUTURE TIMES published by Masahumi Goto (ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION) which has been getting a lot of attention from the public.
    Please enjoy the works of Kishino that portray high school days of ordinary students that are fragile and sensitive.

    Makiko KishinoBorn in 1986, living in Tokyo.
    Graduated from the Bunka Gakuen University in 2008.
    Since she was selected at FM802 dimeout Audition 2007, Kishino has created artwork for Hideo Furukawa's novel Haru Haru Haru, FM802 MINAMI WHEEL 2007, Fuji TV Koi-shigure and Abe Reiji, Resona Bank's RESONART ATM card and so on.
    Kishino participated in a group exhibition at COMPOUND GALLERY in Portland, Oregon and held solo exhibitions in Kanazawa and Osaka as a member of NISSAN WINGROAD x digmeout JAPAN TOUR.
    She has also held solo exhibitions at Gaienmae OFFICE, Tokyo.
    Artist Website:http://www.geocities.jp/makk_2/top

    Opening Reception:January 21 (Sat) 6-8pm at DMO ARTSEveryone is welcome!
  • Yoriko Youda solo exhibition: Shishi-koma

    2011. 12. 28 Wed. - 2012. 1. 17 Tue.

    December 28, 2011 - January 17, 2012This exhibition is of the artist Yoriko Youda in the theme of Shishi-koma (Lion-dogs).

    Shishi-koma was derived from Tang dynasty China with Buddhism and was used as talisman.
    Because of its origin and the use, it suits perfectly for a celebration of the new year.
    To wish the success of this exhibition, Youda's works have been dedicated to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, Osaka and received prayer.
    Please enjoy the lucky works of Shishi-koma.

    Yoriko Youda
    Graduated from Musashino Art University and started her artistic career in 2006.
    Youda visualizes gorgeous tradition in the Asian culture with modern perspective.
    Lustrous, vivid, dangerous, sensual, cute, scary, attractive, chic, curious... how sweet and beautiful the world is...
  • Chigusa Aihara solo exhibition: Something Nice

    2011. 12. 14 Wed. - 2011. 12. 27 Tue.

    December 14 (Wed) - 27 (Tue), 2011I feel that tiny things in daily life, things you never remember once passing by, contain something. I was always wishing to express the feeling that I could not describe in words.
    I hope you develop your imagination and find something in my artwork. - Chigusa Aihara

    The illustrator Chigusa Aihara, whose My First ART series have been popular, has her first solo exhibition at DMO ARTS.
    With gouache, color ink, markers, and collages, she depicts stories of mysterious but cute characters from an unknown country. Her original artwork is available for purchase starting from 9800JPY.
    Also there are art pants cutely designed in collaboration with GUNZE BODYWILD.
    Christmas time is here.
    How about giving your loved one an art piece that warms up his/her heart?

    Chigusa AiharaBorn in 1984, currently living in Tochigi, Japan.
    Graduated from Nippon Art College (concentration in graphic design) and Setsu Mode Seminar.
    Aihara was one of the finalists for CWC Chance Exhibition in 2009 and participated in Tokyo Art Book Fair in 2010.
    Since the spring of 2010, she has been participating in an eco project for contributing environment through design.
    By combining gouache, color ink, pen, pencil and collage, she depicts the strange, unique world which looks like a dream.
  • Yumiko Kanda solo exhibition: Presence

    2011. 11. 30 Wed. - 2011. 12. 13 Tue.

    November 30 (Wed) - December 13 (Tue), 2011 at DMO ARTSTechnique agreed with strong confidence.
    The beautiful artwork is based on Kanda's careful selection of motifs and depiction of their details.
    I am amazed. - Masayoshi NakajoAccepting the beauty of things in front of me and depicting it.
    Staying in the same atmosphere.
    This solo exhibition is of Yumiko Kanda who skilfully portrays the beauty and the joy of ordinary things in everyday life.
    Envelopes, coins and wood scraps - please rediscover and enjoy the presence of things in your life.

    Yumiko Kanda
    Born in 1980, graduated from the Setsu Mode Seminar.
    Kanda expresses the joy of rediscovering the beauty of ordinary things in everyday life.
    She utilizes gouache and canvas boards.
    She was selected for the art project Canvas@Sony in 2010 and created a 38-meter mural for three times.
    In 2011, she received the Masayoshi Nakajo Award in the HB Gallery Competition.
  • Kiyoshi Kuroda solo exhibition: Consisting of a Pair of Images

    2011. 11. 16 Wed. - 2011. 11. 29 Tue.

    In the exhibition The World with No Paved Road held at PUBLIC/IMAGE 3D in April 2011, Kiyoshi Kuroda was creating works in exchange of texts by Hideo Furukawa.
    In his Open Studio Project held at NANZUKA AGENTA SHIBUYA in June, he opened his art-making process to public.His pencil drawings shown during the project were development from line drawings he had been creating.
    In this exhibition at DMO ARTS, Kuroda utilizes his new and old styles of drawing to depict the world of something intact drawn with lines and the world of something vague and diminishing.
    Kiyoshi KurodaBorn in 1975 in Tokyo.M.F.A. from Tama Art University

    Solo Exhibitions
    2010: TO THE FOREST @btf, Tokyo
    2009: KIYOSHI KURODA EXHIBITION Gallery Space B, Osaka Seikei University, Osaka
    2007: DISCOLOR2 Sfera Exhibition, Kyoto
    2005: The second stage at CG #13 Latent insect Guardian Garden, Tokyo
    2003: VG ROCKET, Tokyo
    2003: KUSABANA ZAKKA, New YorkSelected

    Group Exhibitions
    2010: MOT Annual 10 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
    2008: Nam June Paik Festival, Now Jump!Nam June Paik Art Center, Korea2007: HOW TO COOK DOKOMODAKE 201 Mulberry St., New York
    2006: A Thousand Things MU Eindhoven, Nederland
    2005: CANADA vs. JAPAN LIVE PAINTING EXPO Expo 2005, Aichi, Japan2004: Place Barcelona Contemporary Culture Center, Spain
    2003: GIGEI brazen gallery, SingaporePublishmentTo The Forest Pie Books, Japan
  • Kunie Kanbara solo exhibition: Imaukiyoe

    2011. 11. 02 Wed. - 2011. 11. 15 Tue.

    November 2 (Wed) - 15 (Tue), 2011/11/01The world created by a painter, a carver, and a printer: ukiyoe.
    In the past, everyone was familiar with this Japanese art and its quality surprised the world.
    A painter, a carver, and a printer silently took turns and did our own best. I created artwork remembering women today, living more freely than the ones in the past.
    I hope my ukiyoe reaches to many people. - Kunie Kanbara

    The popular illustrator Kunie Kanbara, basing in Kyoto, has created ukiyoe in collaboration with Takezasado, a woodcut studio which has 120 years of tradition. This collaboration project has its first exhibition at DMO ARTS.
    The illustrations Kunie Kanbara created for this project has been completed as ukiyoe and Kyo-hanga.
    Please enjoy their unique and tastes and features of her artowork.
    We accept pre-order of artwork (each work is edition of 300. 31500 JPY per sheet without frame).
    During the exhibition, My First ART series (giclee print of Kanbara's works, 9800 JPY each) and GUNZE BODYWILD pants are available.

    Kunie Kanbara
    Born in Kyoto.
    As her artwork was featured in a campaign visual of FM802 in 1999, Kanbara started her career as an illustrator.
    She has been creating artwork for book covers, CD jackets, concerts, magazines, department stores, electrical appliances, cosmetic products and apparel brands.
    As she has also been working as a designer at fashion brands, her works are used in various kinds of fields such as fashion, music, and advertisement industries.TakezasadoThe woodcut studio established in 1891.
    Besides producing traditional woodcuts, it creates original products using its woodcut technique.
    It is famous for creating works of Jan Svankmajer. The studio has been holding workshops at museums both in Japan and overseas.
    The works from this Kunie Kanbara project would be timelessly loved Bijinga like the ones of Utamaro Kitagawa or Yumeji Takehisa.

    Artist Talk: What Is Woodcut?Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011 4pm
    Location: Community Salon on the 2nd basement floor, JR Osaka Mitsukoshi IsetanSpeakers: Kunie Kanbara, Kenji Takenaka (Takezasado), Yoshihiro Taniguchi (DMO ARTS)

    Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011 6-8pmEveryone is welcome.
  • Symbolon solo exhibition: SISTERS IN BLUE

    2011. 10. 19 Wed. - 2011. 11. 01 Tue.

    October 19 (Wed) - November 1 (Tue), 2011Symbolon, known for his fantasic characters in silhouette, shows nostalgic yet new scenes from fairy tales.

    In this exhibition, handmade screen prints, My First ART series, and GUNZE BODY WILD are available.
    SymbolonAfter moving to England in 1999, Symbolon started his career as an illustrator in 2000.
    Since he returned to Tokyo in 2004, he continued working to develop his fantastic and sexy shadow-graphic style.
    This striking and original style uses black and white figures placed in a limited color environment.
    He not only creates images for the fashion industry but also makes new media animations.

    2011. 10. 05 Wed. - 2011. 10. 18 Tue.

    After an interval of 12 years, GROOVISIONS' exhibition in Osaka is held at 2 locations!

    October 5 (Wed) - 18 (Tue)
    DMO ARTSJR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan 3rd floor3-1-3 Umeda, Kita, Osaka 530-8558 JAPAN+81 6-6485-7341Hours: 10am - 8pmAdmission free

    October 5 (Wed) - 25 (Tue)
    LOFT FORUMUMEDA LOFT 7th floor16-7 Chayamachi, Kita, Osaka 530-0013 JAPAN+81 6-6359-0111Hours: 10:30am - 9pmAdmission free

    An exhibition of GROOVISIONS, which has always been the center of attention in creative culture scene in Japan and overseas, will be held at DMO ARTS and the renewed UMEDA LOFT.
    The design studio GROOVISIONS has been exploring the possibilities of new expression and creating enormous amount design works since its establishment in 1993 in Kyoto.
    On view in this exhibition are their original character chappie which has been shown in many contemporary art exhibitions, graphic designs for musicians and product packages, art directions for magazines, editorial designs, motion graphics, visual images for brands, and so on.
    Please enjoy the works from their nearly 20 years of career and the possibilities of design, and feel GROOVISIONS today. GROOVISIONS
    profile:Established in 1993 in Kyoto, been making stage visuals for PIZZICATO FIVE etc. Since moving their base to Tokyo in 1997, as a design studio, GROOVISIONS has been making graphic designs and motion graphics for many clients in various fields.
    Their main works include CD jackets and music videos of LIP SLYME and FPM; visual images of 100% Chocolate Cafe, Nishi-Nippon City Bank ALL IN ONE; package designs of the cigarette CASTER; editorial designs for magazines; show window of Maison Hermes; direction of the exhibitions of The North Face and Eames, motion graphics of NIKE, EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
    GROOVISIONS created their original character chappie which released 3 single CDs and an album in 1999. Chappie has also been used as a brand character of Takashimay Kyoto, NTT DoCoMo, FUJIFILM, and JTB.
    Hosted by FM802Created by UMEDA LOFT, digmeout, project breederGet a stamp from each location and get an original button!*The buttons are limited to 1000 and presented by first come first serve basis.*
    Be sure that the exhibition at DMO ARTS ends on Tuesday, October 18.
  • Quruli’s Kyoto, Motoko’s Kyoto

    2011. 9. 21 Wed. - 2011. 10. 04 Tue.

    September 21 (Wed) - October 4 (Tue)2 Locations:at DMO ARTS, JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan 3F10 am - 8pmAdmission freeat Kyoto Tower Viewing Room9am - 9pm (last admission 8:40pm)To see the exhibition, you need to purchase a tower ticket (Adult: 700JPY)http://www.kyoto-tower.co.jp/kyototower/

    The photographer MOTOKO has been taking portraits and creating artwork for many Japanese musicians such as Quruli and UA.
    This is her exhibition on Kyoto.
    Since Quruli's Albums Best of Quruli / TOWER OF MUSIC LOVER (2006) and Best of Quruli / TOWER OF MUSIC LOVER 2 (2011) features the city of Kyoto surrounding the Kyoto tower, MOTOKO has selected the photographs of Quruli and Kyoto she took from 2006 to 2011.
    This exhibition is held in 2 locations at DMO ARTS and Kyoto Tower in the timing of Kyoto Onpaku music festival held by Quruli.
    These locations are only 30 minutes away by JR Kyoto Line rapid trains.
    This exhibition connects the Kyoto tower, a mecca for Quruli fans, and Osaka Station City, the new sight of Osaka.
    The contents of the exhibition at each location differ.
    At DMO ARTS, MOTOKO's photographs are available for purchase (except for the photos of Quruli).

    MOTOKO, photographer
    1966: Born in Osaka
    1990: Graduated from the Osaka University of ArtsSince 1996, MOTOKO started her career as a photographer.
    She has published the books Day Light, First Time, and Kyoto.
    TheDen-en Dream Project, which she has been conducting with a writer Hideki Inoue, won the Lohas Design Award 2010.
    She has been contributing articles to the SUNTORY web magazine.
    http://www.suntory.co.jp/eco/hitotoshizen Also, she sometimes broadcasts a program on Ustream with a writer Kenji Takazawa.
    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12298474 Cosponsor: