GROOVISIONS KITA 2011
2011. 10. 05 Wed. - 2011. 10. 18 Tue.After an interval of 12 years, GROOVISIONS' exhibition in Osaka is held at 2 locations!
[GROOVISIONS KITA DMO ARTS]
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
[GROOVISIONS KITA LOFT FORUM]
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).
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.
Tomohiro Shimizu solo exhibition: Zawa-zawa Zone
2011. 9. 07 Wed. - 2011. 9. 20 Tue.Tomohiro Shimizu turned his career from a system engineer to an artist.
In his artwork, round-faced female figures stand in a landscape depicted in traditional Japanese style, such as Rimpa or ink drawing.
As reality is removed from the landscape, so are facial expressions of the figures.
The story inside artwork, which can be inspired from its title, varies depending on each viewer.
Since 2008, Shimizu has been selected for the Wonder Seeds exhibition hosted by Tokyo Wonder Site every year.
Although he has been holding exhibitions both in Japan and overseas, this is his first solo exhibition in the western Japan.
In this exhibition, not only his original artwork but also Gunze BODYWILD pants and My First ART series will be available.
Tomohiro Shimizu profile
1977: Born in Iwate, Japan
1999: Entered NEC Software
2004: Entered Tokyo University of the Arts
2008: Graduated from Tokyo University of the ArtsSolo
2011:Attractive Resort Plan Gallery Sakamaki, TokyoEmerging Japanese Artist Shimizu Tomohiro iPRECIATION Singapore, Singapore
2010:The Sign of Him and the Hidden Room Gallery Sakamaki, Tokyo
2009:Noonday Illusion Gallery Sakamaki, Tokyo
2008:Lapping Water Exhibit Live & Moris Gallery, Tokyo
2007:Almost Want to Eat It Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, TokyoSelected
2011:5 New Stars in Contemporary Art World Matsuyama Mitsukoshi.
Ehime, JapanA Group Exhibition of Emerging Japanese Artists iPRECIATION Hong Kong, China2010GIFT in BLOOM Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo5 New Stars in Contemporary Art World Matsuyama Mitsukoshi.
Ehime, JapanPeering through a Kaleidoscope iPRECIATION Singapore, SingaporeSquare the Collectible Flew Gallery, TokyoWonder Seeds 2010 Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
2009:GEISAI #12 Tokyo Big Site, TokyoWonder Seeds 2009 Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
2008:Curriculum Vitae Wada Fine Arts, TokyoGEISAI #11 Tokyo Big Site, TokyoWonder Seeds 2009 Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
RISO KAGAKU CORP. GOCCOART EXHIBITION
2011. 8. 24 Wed. - 2011. 9. 06 Tue.RISO KAGAKU CORP.
GOCCOART EXHIBITIONAugust 24 (Wed) - September 6 (Tue), 2011 at DMO ARTSThis is an exhibition of screen prints made using RISO Kagaku Corporation's latest digital screen maker, GOCCOPRO 100.
Exhibited are the works of the artists from Tokyo and Osaka, who enjoyed exploring the new possibilities of screen printing.
There will be workshops held by those artists during this exhibition.
IZUMONESIAexplores expressions of prints on the theme of folklore in the 20th-21st century.
After a press release at the Nihonbashi DIC Color Square in 2006, he debuted as an artist at the gallery in Morioka Bookstore in 2007.
The fabric design he created with Misuzudo at the Daikanyama Cocca, which expressed Japanese tradition in contemporary style, gained a lot of attention.
In 2011, he created an art unit Printa Aminizumo with the artists Shishi Yamazaki, Keiko Akatsuka, and Kuniko Otomo basing in the studio in the Setagaya Monozukuri Gakko.http://izumonesia.jp/
Shishi YamazakiBorn in 1989, entered the Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in design.
In 2010, her short video was selected for the PRADA Project Yo!
Video and was screened at the PRADA stores in Aoyama, Ginza, and Nagoya.
In 2011, she participated in RISO GOCCOPRO Exhibition / Printa Animizumo Exhibition held at IID Setagaya Monozukuri Gakko.
http://nunobu.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/Since May 11, 2011, she has been creating one mask (face) a day.
Kuniko Otomo Born in 1984, received a BFA from the Tama Art University and a MFA from the University of Tsukuba.
As a recipient of Finnish Government Scholarship, she studied abroad to Europe in 2009.
Also she has received many awards.
Her design is characterized by its quality enhanced based on her drawing.
While working as a textile designer, she has been making artwork which transcends the field of design.
Akatsuka is an illustrator who creates emblems in contemporary style based on various kinds of symbols coming from core folklore in Europe, colonies in South America and folk motif in Japan.
The world depicted by detailed drawing transcends the existing emblem studies and opens up a new horizon in the new age.
Mayumi Terada Born in 1969.
Terada created artwork for Think Transplant campaign, Keihan Kyobashi station stairway, FM802 HAPPY FUN RADIO website, NISSAN cube ART ROOM Valentine's Day message card, FM802 x JA OSAKA LOVER'S DRIVE campaign, and many magazines and advertisements.
With simple lines Terada depicts daily life of characters which is full of warmness.
She has been creating many artwork with RISO KAGAKU Corporation's Print Gokko and RISO-Graph
Human figures and typography in CHO-CHAN's artwork possess coolness and humor.
She has created advertisements, posters, book covers, CD jackets, as well as designing T-shirts and bags.
She has also participated in exhibitions both in Japan and overseas hoping that her artwork that excites viewers.
Since he made a flyer for a club party, handsome design taught himself design.
He creates CD/vinyl jackets mainly of musicians from overseas, advertisements, posters, logos and apparel.
He gained recognition when he designed campaign visuals for Panasonic x FM802 D-SNAPPERS IN MGR and NISSAN WINGROAD x digmeout SECRET GARAGE.
Mocchi mocchi is an art unit of the Mochizuki sisters: Sachiko and Junko.
They both graduated from the Masa Mode Academy of Art.
While creating/selling cards and artwork made with screen printing, they also design convenience goods, textile, greeting cards, posters and calendars.
They exhibit works both in Japan and overseas.
My First ART series made using GOCCOPRO 100
New My First ART series are released by the participating artists for GOCCOART Exhibition and artists from DMO ARTS.
The works are screen prints made using GOCCOPRO 100, all signed and numbered by the artists.
Every screen print is accompanied by a proof of authenticity signed by the artist.
It is 9800 yen each (incl. tax, w/o frame).
My First ART series are available to go at the time of purchase.
Pants and camisole designed by IZUMONESIA
Art pants and camisole of GUNZE BODY WILD series, designed by Izumonesia/NewEsperantoLavel, will be available at DMO ARTS.
The avant-garde design shows factories in Russia with a sense of humor.
We have pants for both men and women.
Men's low-rise boxer: 1,890 JPY / Women's short pants: 1,575 JPY / Women's short camisole: 2,100 JPY (incl. tax)
Hikari Shimoda solo exhibition: Lonely Hero
2011. 8. 10 Wed. - 2011. 8. 23 Tue.Hikari ShimodaBorn in 1984 in Nagano, Japan.
After graduating from a 2-year collage, Shimoda studied illustration for 2 years at Aoyama-juku to be a professional illustrator.
She started her career in 2008 as a contemporary artist.
Through depicting children, Shimoda reveals the problems inside the people in the society today.
Based on illustration style which is typical in the Japanese art world, Shimoda's artwork shows the world where cuteness and horror coexist.
Since she has been active on internet and has created illustrations for book covers, her fans, mainly teenagers and 20s, are all over the world.
She has held many solo and group exhibitions mainly in Tokyo.
In April 2011, Shimoda had a solo exhibition at Foley Gallery, New York and had a favorable review.
Madoka Kinoshita solo exhibition: Ignore the Example You Just Saw
2011. 7. 27 Wed. - 2017. 8. 09 Wed.Madoka Kinoshita solo exhibition: Ignore the Example You Just SawJuly 27 (Wed)-August 9 (Tue), 2011 at DMO ARTS
Since 2003 and 2010, Madoka Kinoshita will have her 3rd solo exhibition at DMO ARTS.
Since she started painting in acrylics in 2009, her works have been getting attention in Japan and overseas.
She has made commissions for Hello Kitty and Tezuka Productions.
In this exhibition at DMO ARTS, Kinoshita's original painting and drawing, as well as GUNZE BODYWILD pants designed by her will be available.
When she is present at DMO ARTS, she may draw sketches on your personal belongings.
Madoka KinoshitaBorn in 1980, Kinoshita is an illustrator who depicts girls with big impressive eyes.
Her works were featured in the art book digmeout04. She was selected for the art project of Keihan group MOVING! KYOBASHI! to create a 40-meter long mural.
As designing a character for the 10th anniversary of the Kansai Walker magazine or an ATM card for the Resona Bank's art project RESONART, Kinoshita's works have been selected for visual marketing of many companies.
Since 2009, in addition to her previous style of digital drawing, Kinoshita started to paint in acrylics.
In the 35th anniversary event of Hello Kitty Three Apples Exhibition held in LA, Kinoshita's works were sold out.
She also participated in YOUNG ARTISTS JAPAN vol.2 (Ginza, Tokyo) and YOUNG ART TAIPEI (Taiwan), and Art Fair Kyoto 2011 (Kyoto).
Taiji Takayama solo exhibition: jag
2011. 7. 13 Wed. - 2011. 7. 26 Tue.Taiji Takayama solo exhibition: jagJuly 13 (Wed) - 26 (Tue), 2011 at DMO ARTSAfter an interval of 6 years, Taiji Takayama will hold a solo exhibiton at DMO ARTS.
As he always changes his approach to his works for every exhibition, no one knows what he will show us this time… bite? crash? or slash? In the gallery space he will show his recent works that compose a story as a whole.
His original artwork and My First ART series, as well as the products of MSPC and GUNZE BODYWILD will be on sale.
CUTOUT-JAG… there must be collage works with new atmosphere.
Taiji TakayamaAfter working for the design office K2, Takayama became a freelance artist.
His collage style, named CUT OUT has been popular among a wide range of age groups.
Besides making illustrations for ads and magazines, he creates designs for animation and fashion. He also works as an art director.
Hideo Anze solo exhibition: Artificial Layers
2011. 6. 29 Wed. - 2011. 7. 12 Tue.Hideo Anze solo exhibition: Artificial Layers
June 29 (Wed) - July 12 (Tue) at DMO ARTS
NekoshowguN solo exhibition: Beasts
2011. 6. 15 Wed. - 2011. 6. 28 Tue.at DMO ARTSGot her fame on a Japanese video sharing website, NekoshowguN has been popular both in Japan and Western countries today.
After an interval of 2 years, she holds a solo exhibition in which she shows her original artwork as well as conducting live painting in the gallery.
My First ART series and original pants, in collaboration with GUNZE, are also available.
DMO ARTS will be filled with bizarre atmosphere of NekoshowguN's art for 2 weeks.NekoshowguN: Born in 1982, currently living in Wakayama, Japan.
Influenced by M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali, she developed her high drawing skill.
She was one of the selected artists in FM802 Art Audition in 2004.
2006: crazy&classy digmeout CAFE. Osaka2008: NekoshowguN Exhibition acrimony.
San Francisco, CA2009: DELICIOUS digmeout ART&DINER.
Osaka[Group Exhibitions]2004: digmeout EXHIBITION Compound Gallery.
Portland, OR2006: digmeout STRIKES BACK Compound Gallery. Portland, OR2007: digmeout Group Show Nucleus.
Los Angeles, CA2010: Young Art Taipei Sunworld Dynasty. Taipei2010: Tokyo Love Strychnin Gallery.
MADBUNNY EXHIBITION – BYSDNTCRY. sexual after school
2011. 6. 01 Wed. - 2011. 6. 14 Tue.With the sense of speed, MADBUNNY expresses life and death in his photography and drawing which contain both warmness and coldness.
He mixes mass production techniques, such as screen printing and stencil, into one and only techniques such as sketches and spray painting.
He is currently living and working in Berlin and London where his artist label BYS DNT CRY. is based in.
In 2010, he had the world premiere of his art book BYS DNT CRY. at a contemporary art gallery in London.
He painted over the gallery walls with baby pink and drew a huge vibrator in order to depict the history of Berlin as well as having a photo installation about sex.
Hundreds of audiences crowded into the gallery in Notting Hill and applauded his artwork.BYS DNT CRY.
BYS DNT CRY. is the private label of the artist MADBUNNY for publishing his art book and products.
Items with kitschy taste are produced from his 20 years of experience in graphic and apparel design.
Every element of each product, from specifications or threads, is original. Each product perfectly fits the body shape of the Japanese.
Items are on sale only at the shops and galleries in Berlin, London, and Paris (in Japan, they are available only on the official website).
Most of his exhibitions are held overseas, such as London, Paris, Berlin, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, and so on.
DMO ARTS will hold an exhibition featuring graphics, photography, and apparel of MADBUNNY whose works are continuously sold out.
Exclusive products and new items of BYS DNT CRY. will be available at DMO ARTS during the exhibition.
Don't miss it!