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  • Ryoki Kurasaki & Kurumi Kotani Duo Exhibition“ there-was”

    2020-11-10 11:34

    November 21 – December 20, 2020
    Fridays 15:00―19:00 / Saturdays, Sundays and holiday 13:00―19:00
    *December 21 11:00―15:00 Open for appointments


    KITAHAMA N Gallery@THE BOLY OSAKA
    2-1-16 B1F, Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0041
    (3min. away from Kitahama station, Osaka Metro))

    Produced by DMOARTS
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    DMOARTS is pleased to present “there-was,” a duo exhibition of works by Ryoki Kurasaki and Kurumi Kotani. The exhibition focuses on the concept of two contemporaries having in common ‘trace’ or ‘sign’ ― in other words, what ‘there-was.’



    倉崎稜希|Ryoki Kurasaki
    Kurasaki finishes his pieces of work by processing with fire as a metaphor for life. The substances and phenomena̶the exposed space and the transformed medium̶ that occurred by flame are his essential material. The exhibition “there-was” features the brand new series that wax-modeled framed painting melts by fire, as well as the partly burned portraited oil painting on the place where eyes are supposed to be.

    小谷くるみ|Kurumi Kotani
    Kotani presents mainly painting work in the theme of time, trace, sign̶in other words, what there was. The exhibition “there-was” features signature series “21g,” the entire surface is compared as “window,” and on the glass with condensation are traces of someone, and the series “Iron Rust,” which is even more ambitious for the artist.

    Ryoki Kurasaki & Kurumi Kotani collection book "Ryoki Kurasaki / Kurumi Kotani"
    The very first collection book of the two artist from "there-was." Release on November 21, 2020
    Published by digmeout press
    40 pages in full color
    Japanese/English bilingual
    Ask info@dmoarts.com to purchase

  • digmeout presents ART GIVES YOU A SMILE

    2020-04-21 10:21

    digmeout presents ART GIVES YOU A SMILE 「アートで笑顔を」


    digmeout is pleased to present “ART GIVES YOU A SMILE,” the project brings you a smile and encouragement. Even though during the fight against the new coronavirus, digmeout artists keep publishing positive messages. We hope the artworks of digmeout may make many smiles.



    Download Your Favorite Art!

    The project aims to create opportunities for artists to express, and to connect people’s empathy into financial supports by purchasing the imagery.
    You can download your favorite artwork that can be set in your socials media as background, icons, or so on.
    It is your decision how much the price is. All the proceeds will be returned to each artist.



    ART GIVES YOU A SMILE
    https://digmeout.net/art-gives-you-a-smile/
  • DMOARTS in ART in PARK HOTEL 2020

    2020-01-29 16:37

    ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO
    Thursday, 19th - Saturday, 21st March, 2020


    DMOARTS is pleased to announce participation to ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2020, beholding at Park Hotel Tokyo on 20th and 21st March.

    In room 2729, the exhibition entitled “there-was” will introduce two artists in the same generation, who have similar themes of “the trace and the reverence for invisible.”

    DMOARTS will also exhibit paintings of YUGO. and Saki Matsumura at 3331 ART FAIR, which will be held during the same period.


    [Artists]

    Kurumi Kotani|小谷くるみ
    Graduated the master's course at Kyoto University of Art and Design graduate school of Art Major, Art and Design Studies in 2019.
    Kotani’s paintings mention relationships and what there was. In Kurumi Kotani’s signature series 21g the entire surface is treated like a “window,” and on the glass with condensation are traces of someone. Kotani, who is interested in the mystical or supernatural phenomenon, creates an image that reminds us of horror movies and indicates the presence of something unsure.

    Ryoki Kurasaki|倉崎稜希
    Born in Fukuoka, 1995. Graduated Kyushu Designer Gakuin in 2016. By burning the spots where there supposed to be eyes were, Kurosaki pictures the reality of portraited motif.
    The specific phenomenon and chemically altered substances that occurred by flame are important materials in his portraited oil painting, as well as the exposed blankness and physical component of the canvas.


    DMOARTS room2729
    PARK HOTEL TOKYO 26F / 27F
    parkhoteltokyo.com

  • DMOARTS in 3331 ART FAIR 2020

    2020-01-29 16:37

    3331 Art Fair
    Wednesday, 18th - 22nd March, 2020

    DMOARTS is pleased to announce participation to 3331 ART FAIR 2020, beholding at 3331 Arts Chiyoda from 18th to 22nd March.
    On Galleries-1F, two unique artists YUGO. and Saki Matsumura will exhibit paintings.

    DMOARTS will also exhibit of Kurumi Kotani and Ryoki Kurasaki at Park Hotel Tokyo, which will be held during the same period.

    [Artist]

    YUGO.
    As an artist belongs to digmeout, YUGO. has started his career focusing on original artwork and commission work, with his specific name since 2015. He has been expanding his fields and holding exhibitions in the past four years annually, both in Osaka and Tokyo. His motives are mainly from U.K. music and fashion, which is the creative roots of the artist. YUGO.’s artwork has a sense of pop and darkness, sending strong messages through the word bubbles and calligraphies.

    Saki Matsumura|松村咲希
    Born in Nagano, 1993. Graduated the master's course at Kyoto University of Art and Design graduate school of Art Major, Art and Design Studies in 2017.
    Matsumura has been trying to visualize abstract concepts in painting with several techniques such as acrylic and silkscreen print in complex layers and solidity. The illusion of relation between backgrounds and figures and matière emphasized by spray paint of her paintings make a gap in the viewer’s cognition.

    DMOARTS  Galleries-1F
    3331 Arts Chiyoda
    artfair.3331.jp

  • NekoshowguN solo exhibition “NEKO”

    2019-01-31 16:28

    DMOARTS is pleased to announce to have the solo exhibition of NekoshowguN from January 25th to February 21st at DMOARTS gallery on the 7th floor of Lucua 1100. NekoshowguN, the artist who has enthusiastic fans over the world, is known for its toxic and sassy style with rich detail and bold contrasts in black and white. The exhibition entitled "NEKO", that literally means cat, will focus on “the wild nature existing in even a house cat”.


    Art book "NekoshowguN" is now available on the online shop RADIPASSTORE


    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Friday January 25th to Thursday February 21th
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)


    profile:
    NekoshowguN
    Born in Wakayama, Japan in 1982.
    After attracting worldwide fans on video site, NekoshowguN has presented several solo exhibitions as digmeout project and created including concept arts of game titles and cover illustrations.
    nekoixa.com

    [Solo exhibitions]
    2019 “NEKO” DMOARTS, Osaka
    2018 “DUNGEON” Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo
    2015 “SHOW AT HIVE” DMOARTS, Osaka
    2013 “Appetite for Madness” DMOARTS, Osaka
    2012 “Nekoixa” DMOARTS, Osaka
    2011 “Beasts” DMOARTS, Osaka
    2009 “DELICIOUS” digmeout ART&DINER, Osaka
    2008 “NekoshowguN Exhibition” acrimony, L.A.
    2006 “crazy & classy” digmeout CAFÉ, Osaka

    [Selected works]
    2014 Published “ILLUSTRATION MAKING & VISUAL BOOK NekoshowguN”, Shoeisha
    2012 Cover illustration and animation for “WARRIORS” by Kyosuke Himuro, Warner Music Japan
    2011 Character design for “LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW”, KADOKAWA GAMES, LTD. & GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
    2003- Clipart for “BEMANI” series, KONAMI

  • eimi exhibition – “Inside PINK”

    2018-09-06 16:43

    DMO ARTS is pleased to announce to have the solo exhibition of eimi from September 7th to 20th at DMOARTS gallery on the 7th floor of Lucua 1100. eimi is the Tokyo based illustrator who has been well known for “pink” colored works. The solo exhibition entitled “Inside PINK”. Is there pink inside us or is there ourselves inside pink? She draws various feeling that girls have using only pink.


    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Friday September 7th to Thursday 20th
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)

    eimi will be at the gallery during September 14th to 16th. This is the same period as UNKNOWN ASIA 2018 held at Herbis Hall near our gallery. Please enjoy visiting both venues.


    Profile:
    Born in Niigata in 1986. After studying Graphic design at the art college, she started her creative career as an in-house designer. Then, she became freelanced illustrator. What she expresses thru illustrations are girls ending up with complex. Her works are popular especially among young ladies.
    digmeout.net/artists/eimi/

  • ART OSAKA 2018 – Best Presentation Award “Preview Award” 3rd Prize

    2018-07-29 16:41

    DMOARTS participated ART OSAKA 2018 won Best Presentation Award "Preview Award" 3rd Prize as a result of voting by visitors on preview day.
    The exhibition will be featured on the offiial website for a year.

    We appreciate your support.


    [Exhibited Artists]
    Yuma YAMASHIRO, Kaya MORISHITA, Ryoki KURASAKI, Taisuke KONDOUGH, Masaya DAITO

  • 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.


    Profile:
    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.


    Profile:
    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.

    www.chiakikohara.com
    https://calar.ink/

  • DMOARTS in ART OSAKA 2018

    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 www.granvia-osaka.jp
    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 www.artosaka.jp