• 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

    Group Exhibitions
    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

    2011. 8. 24 Wed. - 2011. 9. 06 Tue.

    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.

    [Participating Artists]
    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 Yamazaki
    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.
    http://www.geidai.ac.jp/~s1109172twitter: shishiy

    Kuniko Otomo
    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.

    Keiko Akatsuka
    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
    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.

    handsome design
    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
    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.

    [Solo Exhibitions]
    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!
  • chiaki kohara exhibition「Gimme a Hug」

    2011. 5. 18 Wed. - 2011. 5. 31 Tue.

    ■Live Painting: Saturday, May 21, 2011 1pm-8pm


    May 18 (Wed) - May 31 (Tue), 2011 at DMO ARTS, JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan 3 FDMO ARTS will hold the first solo exhibition of Chiaki Kohara, Gimme a Hug.
    Since she started her artistic career in 2008, Chiaki Kohara has been popular for her characteristic artwork and her own uniqueness.
    She has been invited to many art events in Japan.
    Her original works of art will be on sale for the first time ever, and Kohara herself creates installation in the gallery space.
    An iPhone App with the video of her live painting will be released, as well as designed pants created through her collaboration with GUNZE BODYWILD.
    Her live painting will also be held unprecedentedly at the JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan.
    Please don't miss the wonderland created by Chiaki Kohara, the idol of Osaka young art scene.

    ■Live Painting: Saturday, May 21, 2011 1pm-8pm

    Chiaki KoharaBorn on July 7, 1986, currently living in Osaka
    2007: Yayoi Kusama Award at UNIQLO CREATIVE AWARD
    2009: Selected Award at Illustration Choice Award

    [Group Exhibitions]
    2010: FM802 digmeout Exhibition e-ma, OsakaBodaiju Art Festa Ramada Hotel, Osaka
    2011: a girlie spice! SHAKE ART! Exhibition e-ma, OsakaGIRLS POWER TAG Gallery, Takamatsu, Japanartist
    website >> http://chiakikohara.com
  • DMO ARTS Opening Exhibition THE OSAKAN DREAMS

    2011. 5. 04 Wed. - 2011. 5. 17 Tue.

    JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan, 6F Art Liberation Front & 3F DMO ARTSFor the opening of DMO ARTS, the Art Liberation Front, showcasing works by emerging artists, and DMO ARTS, supporting young artists, will co-host a group exhibition for the purpose of introducing the latest art in Osaka.

    The participating galleries are Tezukayama Gallery, Gallery Fukuda, Tengensya Gallery, and YOD Gallery.
    All galleries are based in Osaka and are comparatively newer places dealing with contemporary art.
    They have been co-hosting the annual art event OSAKA ART COMPLEX for 3 years and the event has been increasing its reputation every year.

    The galleries have selected 9 young artists, from or living in Osaka, under 40 years of age.
    The 9 artists are the most notable ones today and are expected to be active in the art world soon.
    This new center of Osaka will be adorned by the artists who were born and studied, or are currently living in Osaka.
    This will be a great opportunity which the JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan, as a hub of contemporary art, will introduce new Osakan Art to the public.
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