• 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.

  • Yohei Sugita solo exhibition “Encounter, Space, Temptation And”

    2017-10-10 18:08

    Yohei Sugita solo exhibition “Encounter, Space, Temptation And”
    2017.10.27 fri. - 11.9 thu.

    DMOARTS is pleased to present the Yohei Sugita’s solo exhibition “Deai, Kukan, Yukwaku And” (Encounter, Space, Temptation And … in English) from October 27th (Fri).
    Sugita, one of a leading young artist of contemporary art, produces collage like landscapes and figures by dried acrylic paints, and oil paintings by gathering pictures from magazines and internet to reconstruct those into an ultra-realistic world. His approach to creation always focuses on essence of forming paints. Paints broadened in thin layers appear matiere that make new form as a painting. Sugita’s paints are sold immediately in Tokyo. This is his first solo exhibition in Osaka. Don’t miss it!

    Venue: DMOARTS
    Dates: Friday October 27 to Thursday November 9
    Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)
    Reception party: Friday October 27, 18:00 – 21:00 (no reservation)
    ** Sugita appears at the reception party, please come and enjoy.

    Yohei Sugita
    Painter, Contemporary artist
    Born in Mie in 1983, based in Tokyo now.
    Graduated from Musashino Art University

    2017 "Petals of paintings”H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY MARUNOUCHI, Tokyo
    2016 "the intergalactic "MEGUMIOGITA Gallery, Tokyo
    2015 “If impressionism and GUTAI keep a pleasant relationship.” MINNANO Gallery, Tokyo
    2014 “Collection and New Exhibition” MINNANO Gallery, Tokyo
    2013 “BLACK SWAN” MEGUMIOGITA Gallery, Tokyo
    2013 “The Never Ending Story” SIBUYA SEIBU ART Gallery, Tokyo
    2012 “THE HOURS” SPROUT CURATION Gallery, Tokyo
    2011 “Ecce Homo” ZENFOTO Gallery, Tokyo
    2010 “emotional wild” Gallery4walls, Seoul, Korea
    2008 “platonic painting” Gallery MoMo, Tokyo
    2008 “Sugita Yohei exhibition” Shinjuku Metoropolitan Government Office, Tokyo
    2008 graduation of Musashino Art University

    2015 Nakanojyo Biennale 2015, Gunma
    2013 “CROSSOVER” AKI Gallery, Taiwan
    2013 “KISS THE HEART♯2 Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, Tokyo
    2012 “Curation by Hiroko Ishinabe” Mitsukoshi Ginza Gallery, Tokyo
    2010 “Fuyuhiko Yamamoto Collection” Sato Museum, Tokyo
    2009 “Art in the AKY” Curation by Taro Amano at Shin Marunouchi Building, Tokyo

    2014 The 2nd Sonpo Japan Art Award Face 2014
    2012 Haruhi Paintings Triennale Honorable mention
    2011 Masashi Shinohara’s jury award Article Award
    2010 Kawaii Award by Shibuya Seibu department store
    2009 Tomorrow’s Masters, Sponsored by Merrill Lynch japan Securities Co.,
    2009 5th TAGBOAT AWARD winning
    2009 Art Gate Program, Sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation
    2008 Tokyo Wonder Wall Awards at Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo
    2008 Shinjuku Art Infinity at Shinjuku Marui City
    2008 ARTRDTOKYO 2008
    2008 Wonder seed at Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya
    2007 Viaart at Shinwa Art Museum
    2007 Shell Art Award 2007


    2017-09-04 12:32

    Exhibition & Limited shop

    2017.9.8 Fri.-9.21 Thu.
    OPEN 10:00-21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)

    DMOARTS is pleased to announce that we will have the exhibition and the limited shop event of works created by the KIWI Seminar students at the department of spatial design of Kyoto University of Art and Design.  This is the yearly event in summer and we are proud of doing it again this year.

    For this project, students have to handle and organize every single flow from creation planning of each item to exhibit, production, packaging and displaying to its sales. PLAY SMALL is the theme of this year.  We are very happy to show variety of small pieces of fashion, jewelry, art work, zakka and graphic that young students thought of creative ideas and produced during this event at DMOARTS.

    Furthermore, Kaya Morishita who is out of this seminar and now is the artist of DMOARTS collaborates with her juniors by her SMALL works.  Please expect and don’t miss this unique event “a fusion of art and design” conducted by young students.

    Renew your eyes

    / Fashion
    / Jewelry
    / Art work
    / Zakka
    / Graphic

    KIWI SEMI (The department of spatial design of Kyoto University of Art and Design)

    Venue : DMOARTS
    Dates : Friday September 8 to Thursday September 21
    Time : 10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)


    2017-07-24 13:15

    2017.8.4 fri. - 8.17 thu.
    2 madness, MADBUNNY from Berlin and MISTERWIM from London come to DMOARTS this summer! The UK art team who creates decorations and props for worldwide mega music festivals such as Glastonbury Festival (UK) and Fuji Rock Festival (Japan). And, two main standing out artists from the UK art team will do joint exhibition at DMOARTS.
    MADBUNNY from Berlin, the only one Japanese artist in the UK art team. He is a main artist of Tower Record and Fuji Rock of Fuji Rock Festival 2017.

    MISTERWIM from London, the artist for “The Palace of Wonder” and the main tower at the Fuji Rock Festival

    All artwork to sell during this exhibition is one of the kind. Come and experience this super rare collaboration between 2 geniuses in the world of art.
     Artists at Gallery during August 4th – 6th
     Reception party on August 4th Friday 18:00 – (no reservation)
  • ART OSAKA 2017

    2017-06-28 09:56

    ART OSAKA 2017
    2017.7.7 Friday - 7.9 Sunday

    DMO ARTS is pleased to announce to participate to ART OSAKA which is one of the biggest art fairs in Japan, focusing on contemporary art. As a reputable, established art fair, it is celebrating its 15th anniversary. This year, 54 art galleries will participate from both Japan and abroad (21 from the Kansai, 27 from the non-Kansai, 3 from Taiwan, 2 from Korea and 1 from Macau).
    There will be more than 150 artworks exhibited, ranging from affordable pieces by young artists, to master pieces by internationally renowned artists. With eclectic works of paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and installations using entire booths, ART OSAKA 2017 will certainly be a place for visitors to experience high quality contemporary art.
    ART OSAKA uses hotel rooms as its venues, by doing so, artworks are presented with the feeling of being at home. Visitors can view quality artworks presented by gallerists with their unique aesthetics, and have the chance to purchase them on the spot. ART OSAKA hopefully provides both art lovers and anyone interested in living with art opportunities to establish new ways to connect and enjoy art by purchasing artworks they like.
    DMOARTS selects 5 new artists to ART OSAKA. We welcome your visit.


    Maria Murayama – sculpture
    Graduated from Musashino Art University and master’s degree program in sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts 2012, Murayama joined to residencies in Japan, China and Netherlands. Her work is called “Taxidermy” series that is expressed a sense of altered cognition through changing the environment or context from dead body to taxidermy that turn to be objectively. Her taxidermy is the art processing by ceramics.

    Saki Matsumura
    Born in Nagano. Graduated from master’s degree program in painting at Kyoto University of Art & Design. An eclectic painter with technics of silk screen and acrylic paints using geometric patterns expresses graphical taste. Her debut art fair after graduating the university. She is one of the young, rising star in the art scene.

    Born in Nagano, raised in Tokyo. Based in Sapporo after graduation from an art school in London. She draws traces of “mechanic” that consists urban picking up variety of subtle things surrounding our daily life as painting motives. Recently she uses motives of “test writing of pens” on a note pad that is often seen at stationary shops. By reproducing those motives of lines, free hand lines and graphics, she creates her own composition.

    Fumitake Uchida
    Born in Kyoto in 1981, graduated from Kyoto University of Art & Design.
    4 pieces of his works was selected to “DESTINATION JAPAN” published by MoMA in 2008. His illustration was featured in the annual references of global creatives “LE BOOK” in edition versions of NY, Paris and London. His performances expands to music and theater industries such as DVD/CD jackets of MISIA , props of a musical directed by Amon Miyamoto and his own music album launched in 2013. Participated to UNKNOWN ASIA 2016.

    Nonomi Miyahara
    Born in Tokyo in 1992, graduated from Kyoto University of Art & Design in 2015. She creates installation works that evoke us past and future by combinations of ceramic and various commodity goods. At UNKNOWNASIA 2016, she received 5 awards by judges.

    Yen Tzu-Sung
    The bulk of the early works were photographed by the documentary of black-and- white negative. The images were involved in imagination with a series of black humor accompanied.
    In addition to documentary photography, the artist has devoted himself to abstraction and minimalism recently. Not only he illuminate his own life experiences but also interprets the particular ones by series works.

    Venue: Hotel Granvia Osaka 26th Floor (DMOARTS Booth# 6306)
    Duration: July 7th Friday – 9th Sunday, 2017
    * Preview: 7th Friday 2pm – 8pm Invitee and Press only
    * Open to the Public: 8th Saturday 11am – 8pm / 9th Sunday 11am – 7pm
    (Admission closed 1 hour prior to the fair closing)
  • Chikako Toya “Floating Reality”

    2017-06-10 17:43

    2017.7.7 fri. - 7.20 thu.

    DMO ARTS is pleased to present “Floating Reality” the 1st solo exhibition by Chikako Toya. Toya’s inspiration comes from a moment of ordinal people’s life, animals, flowers and nature. She draws these adding pattern like motives colorfully. In this exhibition, she will introduce “arcadia” like vision of harmony with nature alternating between reality and unreality.

    Chikako Toya
    Illustrator based in Tokyo, born in Kyoto. Mainly working for illustrations of adverts and editorials. She has expanded her works as an artist since this year.
    Winner of Yoshihiro Taniguchi Award at UNKNOWN ASIA ART EXCHANGE OSAKA 2016

    Friday, July 7 – Thursday, July 20 at DMOARTS
    10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)
    ** Reception party on Saturday, July 8, 18:00- (no reservation)
  • Andrea Garland POP UP “Andrea’s Aromatherapy”

    2017-06-09 23:04

    Andrea Garland POP UP “Andrea’s Aromatherapy”
    2017.6.8 Thu. – 6.29 Thu.

    The Londoner aroma therapist Andrea Garland’s natural face care and body care products are launching at DMOARTS. Products formulated with the finest and freshest plant based, organic and food grade ingredients are so daring and help your skin. Andrea Garland is well known for its quality and catchy containers, and her collections are sold in many countries including at The Conran Shop, CIBONE and Isetan in Japan. During the POP UP at DMOARTS, kits in tins, lip balm in vintage taste pill box and hand mirrors are also available. Plus, her husband Andrew Bourton who designs her cosmetic packages specially drew for DMOART’s My First Art.

    Personal appearance of Andrea Garland & Andrew Bourton
    Friday June 16; 6pm – 8pm at DMOARTS

    10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 at the final day)

  • YUGO. exhibition GIRLS

    2017-05-25 17:38

    digmeout artist, YUGO. releases new pieces “Girls” at his solo exhibition held in Osaka, Tokyo and the first time in Fukuoka.
    In this series, he draws the world of depressed and sometimes dirty daily life of youth that he was inspired from lyrics of his favorite band, San Francisco based “GIRLS” (2007-2012).
    In addition to original drawings, goods especially for produced for this solo exhibition will be sold at each venue.
    Each venue will present different pieces. Come and enjoy his new inspiration!

    YUGO. (digmeout artist)
    Illustrator, design works and art direction to rock bands, musicians, apparel companies, music events and fashion magazines. All-around artist especially for music and fashion fields.

    Osaka / DMO ARTS

    7/28-8/16 *Opening party 6pm-8pm 7/28

    Fukuoka / TAGSTA
    9/2-9/30 *Opening party 6pm-8pm 9/2