• Konatsu Tani solo exhibition – “ie”

    2018-07-03 16:19

    DMO ARTS is pleased to announce to have the solo exhibition of Konatsu Tani from July 5th. This is the 1st exhibition at DMOARTS for Tani, the Osaka and Kyoto based illustrator who is active as a professional illustrator.

    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Thursday July 5th to Thursday July 19th
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)

    Reception Party Saturday July 7th 18:00-21:00 (No reservation is required)
    Tani appears in the gallery, please feel free to come and enjoy.

    “ie” is the Esperanto language means “somewhere”.
    And “ie” sounds in Japanese means “home”.
    What she draws by color pencils are all about “some family in somewhere” with no region and era. A story of anonymous and fantastical family in somewhere.

    Konatsu Tani was born in Osaka in 1993. After graduating from Kyoto Seika University, she has been working as an illustrators for both of commission and her own works.

  • Chiaki Kohara solo exhibition – “Grimoire”

    2018-07-03 12:41

    DMO ARTS is pleased to announce to have the solo exhibition of Chiaki Kohara from August 10th to September 6th at DMOARTS gallery. This solo exhibition entitled “Grimoire”, a book of magic and spells in English, will be filled with fantasy with a bit spice of black magic that Kohara draws. The tiny antique shop like atmosphere will be represented. She will exhibit variety of her works from figures to line drawings in addition to new works for the exhibition. Let’s find out whether the spell on destruction of the world or tips to be happy is being drawn.

    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Friday August 10th to Thursday September 6th
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)

    Reception Party Saturday August 11th during 18:00-21:00 (No reservation is required)
    Kohara appears in the gallery, please feel free to come and enjoy.

    Chiaki Kohara, has very a distinctive style when it comes to painting, one example being her collection of large-eared, stretchy limbed girls accompanied by amusing animals. These pieces are created with variety of materials including acrylic gouache, button, lace, and snacks packages. Her work takes you into a wonderland where every girl has once dreamed of going. She has been awarded on numerous occasions, including having won the Yayoi Kusama choice UNIQLO Creative Award in 2007, and having had her art adorned on the SONY Building in Ginza for the “Canvas @ SONY” Art Wall Exhibition in 2012. She is currently holding exhibitions throughout japan and even overseas, making fans of people from all over the world. Recently, she challenges to performances with fusion of technology and arts.


    2018-07-02 15:45

    DMO ARTS is pleased to announce to participate ART OSAKA 2018, the biggest art fair focusing on contemporary art gathering 54 galleries over the countries. This year, DMOARTS exhibits 7 young talented artists in 2 rooms.

    Yuma Yamashiro (ROOM 6227)
    Saki Matsumura (ROOM 6217)
    Kenryou Gu (ROOM 6217)
    Ryoki Kurasaki (ROOM 6217)
    Taisuke Kondouh (ROOM 6217)
    Kaya Morishita (ROOM 6217)
    Masaya Daito (ROOM 6217)
    English / Japanese interpretation at the booth of DMOARTS is available.

    Venue: HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA 26th floor
    Dates: Saturday July 7th – Sunday July 8th
    Time: 11:00 – 20:00 (closing at 19:00 at the final day)
    Admission: 1,500 Yen for 1 day pass
    For more information


    2018-06-27 16:28

    DMOARTS is pleased to announce to have the solo exhibition of YUGO. This is the 4th show at DMOARTS since 2015.
    Through his work presenting our own addictions to Internet, YUGO. focuses on theme of “Internet and the reality” by describing lifestyle and value in the positive yet dark way.
    The exhibition will be held in three venues in Osaka, Tokyo and Fukuoka. Exhibited works will be replaced in each location. Not only tableaus but also original designed goods by YUGO. will be available on galleries.

    Produced by DMOARTS

    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Friday June 8 to Wednesday July 4.
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 6pm at the final day)

    YUGO. (digmeout artist)
    Illustrator, designer and art director.
    All-around artist specializes in music and fashion fields such as rock bands, musicians, apparel companies, music events and fashion magazines.

    Osaka / DMO ARTS
    2018.6.8 fri. - 7.4 wed.

    2018.8.3 fri. - 8.22 wed.

    Fukuoka / TAGSTA
    2018.10.6 sat. - 10.30 tue.

  • Hozuki Kato’s solo exhibition “looking for serendipity”

    2018-03-18 09:08

    Hozuki Kato’s solo exhibition “looking for serendipity”
    2018.3.16 fri. – 3.29 thu.

    DMO ARTS is pleased to announce new solo exhibition of Hozuki Kato. Kato is a fine art painter based in Osaka and is one of an up-and-coming artist. This is her first solo exhibition at DMOARTS.

    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Friday March 16 to Thursday March 29.
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)

    Hozuki Kato was born in Osaka in 1992.
    Graduated from Kyoto University of Art & Design in 2015

    Solo Exhibitions:
    2017: at Gallery 16 (Kyoto)
    2015; at Kyoto Art Outlet Center (Kyoto)
    2015: at Gallery 16 (Kyoto)

    2016: Shell Art Award
    2015: Unknown Asia Art Exchange Osaka 2015, judge “Rick Wang” Award
    2015: Kyoto University of Art & Design Degree show, the First Prize

  • Haruka Kanzaki’s solo exhibition “BEER, BEER, BEER!”

    2018-03-01 18:04

    Haruka Kanzaki’s solo exhibition “BEER, BEER, BEER!”
    2018.3.2 fri. – 3.15 thu.

    DMOARTS is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition of Haruka Kanzaki.

    Kanzaki is an illustrator in Tokyo who was one of the topical artists among participants UNKNOWN ASIA Art Exchange Osaka 2017 and won the judge award of Chang Kuochuen, the owner of Boss Gallery in Taipei. She draws lots of beer bottles all around the world. She would like to express something fun atmosphere that beer brings to our communication and lives. Her solid line drawing is reminiscent of that by Andy Warhol and Ben Shahn. Finally her solo exhibition is to be held at DMOARTS. This is also her first debut outside Tokyo. Please don’t miss this precious opportunity.

    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Friday March 2 to Thursday March 15.
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)
    Reception party: Saturday March 3, 18:00 – 21:00 (no reservation)
    ** Kanzaki appears at the reception party, please come and enjoy.

    “Good company, good meals and good vibrations”, these 3 “good” things are indispensable to my life. I bet you are the same. Of course I don’t drink during drawing… who knows?
    Haruka Kanzaki

    Haruka Kanzaki was born in Shizuoka in 1999.
    Graduated from Waseda University in 2013
    Graduated from Kuwasawa Design School in 2017

    “I liked drawing, hand crafting and movies from my childhood. After studying movies at the university, I worked for a movie distribution company, the creation of subtitle dubbing section. Currently I work as a graphic designer and an illustrator.”

  • Mayumi Terada solo exhibition “Koidakara, Shikatanai (Because it’s love, that’s the way)”

    2018-01-08 15:47

    2018.1.26 fri. – 2.15 thu.

    DMO ARTS is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition “Koidakara, Shikatanai (Because it’s love, that’s the way) by Mayumi Terada.

    Terada is a professional illustrator who often works for variety fields in publishing such as books, magazines and advertisements. Throughout the exhibition, she shows her original artworks with the theme of “love”; bitter sweet love and heart flutter love that would suit especially to the season of love.

    Venue: DMOARTS Dates: Friday January 26 to Thursday February 15. Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day) Reception party: Saturday January 27, 18:00 – 21:00 (no reservation) ** Terada appears at the reception party, please come and enjoy.

  • UNKNOWN ASIA Photo Exhibition

    2017-11-25 02:07

    UNKNOWN ASIA Photo Exhibition
    2017.12.8 fri. – 12.28 thu.

    DMOARTS is proud to announce an exhibition of selected photographers from the UNKNOWN ASIA ART EXCHANGE OSAKA 2017 which was held during November 3rd to 5th in Osaka with huge reputations ever. In addition, we collaborate with WONDER FORO DAY (Taipei). This exhibition entitled “UNKNOWN ASIA PHOTO EXHIBITION” introduces total 6 photographers of new generations including Awards winners. They are from Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. Special edited catalogue and posters will be sold. This is very precious and rare exhibition to introduce them, very talented new generation Asian photographers in Japan. We are all looking forward to your coming.

    5pm – 8pm on December 9 (sat) at DMOARTS
    Exhibitors, judges and reviewers of UNKNOWN ASIA, photograph directors in Osaka will gather. PARIS FOTO report by DMOARTS director Yoshihiro Taniguchi will be held, too.
    (No need to reservation, we welcome you. Please join freely.)

    Evelyn Pritt (Indonesia)
    Bali and Jakarta based photographer, Evelyn uses photography as a data collection tool to observe her surroundings, and her works are a visualization of questions that develop into an endless trains of thought that arise during the process.
    UNKNOWN ASIA 2017 judge Yoshihiro Taniguchi Award winner.

    Hilarius Jason Pratana (Indonesia)
    Jakarta based photographer and visual artists, Hilarius Jason Pratana straddles the line between art and photography.
    UNKNOWN ASIA 2017 judge Hiroaki Shono and Ryo Takahashi Awards winner.

    Maria Lezhnina (Taiwan)
    Born in Russia and Taipei based photographer, Maria is an awarded photographer and architect interested in the climate and landscape. She obtained a Master in Architecture in Italy and in Russia.
    WONDER FOTO DAY 2017 judge Yoshihiro Taniguchi Award winner.

    (Pam) Virada Banjurtrungkajorn (Thailand)
    Bangkok based photographer, Pam’s approach is to create minimal images by collages, photographs and graphic designs.
    UNKNOWN ASIA 2017 judge Kazuki Kitahara, Takeki Sugiyama and Fan Yen-Wen Awards winner.

    Ray Tsuyumitsu (Japan)
    Japan and Taiwan based photographer, RAY aka ALIEN BIKYAKU introduces fetish self-portraits of her legs fused with pop colors.
    UNKNOWN ASIA 2017 invited photographer.

    Yen Tzu-Sung (Taiwan)
    Taiwan based photographer, his approach to photograph is by trimming a part of architects and it reminiscent of sculpture.
    WONDER FOTO DAY 2016 judge Yoshihiro Taniguchi Award winner. Exhibited in ART OSAKA 2017.

    Relating events:
    November 27 (mon) – December 28 (thu)
    Venues at Daibiru, Nakanoshima Daibiru and Festivalcity
    20 artists selected from UNKNOWN ASIA 2017 gather to Nakanoshima again. For more information:

    “ALIEN BIKYAKU” comes to Osaka!
    December 9 (sat) door opens 11:30 show starts 12:00
    Venue at Standard Book Store (Amerika mura, Osaka)
    Talk session by the photographer of Ray Tsuyumitsu on her BIKYAKU photographing etc.
    Admission: 1,000 yen including 1 drink.
    For more information & booking to:


    2017-11-01 13:24

    2017.11.10 Fri – 20 Mon
    10:00 – 21:00

    DMO ARTS is pleased to present “A TWO PIPE PROBLEM LETTERPRESS” solo exhibition by Stephen Kenny “Mile of Smiles”.
    “A TWO PIPE PROBLEM LETTERPRESS” is the letter press studio is run by Stephen Kenny in East London. His high artistic print works pressed by vintage wood types and letter press machines during 1800th – 1900th are very popular and so many fans not only in England but also in Japan. Kenny mixes very rare and historical wood types to create “words”. Layouts and selection of words are all done by Kenny and they are so awesome and artistic with warm and laid back vibes because of letter press that nobody can make it. This year, Kenny named this exhibition “MILE OF SMILES” and tours in Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo.

    November 19th Sunday 2 times a day (1) 13:00- (2) 16:00-
    Stephen Kenny teaches to make your own note book using ADANA’s 1970th letter press machine. ¥2,000 + tax

    November 20th Monday 18:00pm –
    Stephen Kenny will be in the gallery.

    Biography of Stephen Kenny:
    His inspiration comes from old cartoons, novels, poems and music. His works are available at Victoria & Albert Museum, Design Museum, KK Gallery, Liberty and others in London.
    Collaboration works with HAIKU / ISETAN SHINJUKU x Liberty Fabric x ATTP (Tokyo), UNIQLO, TRUCK FURNITURE, FULL COUNT, BOLT LONDON etc in 2015. Main visual of TYPE FROM LONDON in 2014
    Solo exhibition in Japan at Paul Smith Space Gallery (Tokyo) and DMOARTS (Osaka) in 2013.

    MILES OF SMILES is organized by HEMING’S Inc.
    Curation by Makoto Ikeda

  • Mari Kubota solo exhibition “Yokosoyoko”

    2017-10-25 15:40

    Mari Kubota solo exhibition “Yokosoyoko”
    2017.11.21 tue. – 12.7 thu.

    DMO ARTS is pleased to present the Mari Kubota’s solo exhibition “Yokosoyoko”from November 21 (Tue).

    The girl said,
    “Yokosoyoko. My house is here.”

    Kubota, one of digmeout artists, has started her artist activity for the first time in 10 years. This exhibition in Osaka will be a compilation of her past exhibitions in Tokyo, Takamatsu and Hiroshima. Darkness and Pastel. Live and Death and Innocence. Girls only Kubota can draw are unique and distinct. We introduce her newest works , drawings, picture books, coloring books and goods that are available during the exhibition period only.

    Venue: DMOARTS Dates: Tuesday November 21 to Thursday December 7 Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day) Reception party: Thursday November 23, 18:00 – 21:00 (no reservation) ** Kubota appears at the reception party, please come and enjoy.

    Mari Kubota
    Born in Hiroshima.
    Graduated from Kyoto University of Art & Design.
    Started exhibitions and installations in Japan and foreign countries since 2004.
    Worked for Image visuals of NISSAN wingroad, Main image works of Another Edition, Image visuals on Jerry PongPon (English cosmetic brand) and so on.

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