• Emi Suzuki solo exhibition “My Odd Friends”

    2019-03-18 19:00

    2019.3/23 Fri. - 4/4 Fri.
    10:00-21:00 (Closes at 6:00 p.m. on the last day only)

    Reception Party
    3/23 Sat. 18:00-

    Gallery Talk
    3/23 Sat. 19:00-
    Interviewer:Yoshihiro Taniguchi(DMOARTS)

    DMOARTS is pleased to present "My Odd Friends," the first solo exhibition of Emi Suzuki at DMOARTS.
    Suzuki has a wild yet sophisticated style, depicting animals and scenes in simple forms on handmade paper that retains a natural texture.
    His poetic expressions, in which the temperature of living creatures' bodies and even the smell of wild flowers and grasses can be felt, have been accepted, and he has been active mainly in solo exhibitions, including collaborations with fashion brands.
    In this exhibition, we will present works inspired by the stories in our imagination. We look forward to your visit.

    Artist’s statement

    The theme of this exhibition is "strange imaginary friends" and I drew funny creatures.
    Here are some of my friends in my head, a little strange but not hateful.
    For the first time, ceramic works are also available. The earthenware painted on the porcelain
    You will feel the power of the work, which is different from that of two-dimensional works.

    Emi Suzuki
    Lives in Kanagawa Prefecture
    1984 Born in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
    2005 Graduated from Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design Junior College

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    [Main Exhibits]
    2019 Solo exhibition "quiets", HASE, Nagoya, Japan
    2018 Solo exhibition "fables" at LISETTE, Kamakura and Jiyugaoka, Tokyo, Japan
    2018 Solo exhibition "Tak" at Gallery noir, Shizuoka, Japan
    2018 Group exhibition "bird" Galleri Engholms Brændpunkt/Denmerk
    2018 Solo exhibition "silent" cafe du grace 921gallery/Okayama
    2017 Solo exhibition "Late at night" Gallery NOKTA, Shizuoka, Japan
    2017 Solo exhibition "The Story of Form," HASE, Nagoya, Japan
    2016 Solo exhibition "Aojyo" cafe du grace/Okayama
    2016 Two-person show "People" Gallery annex, Tokyo, Japan
    2016 Solo exhibition "A Blue Day in Winter" Art Salon Kinkodo, Nagoya, Japan
    2015 Two-person show "The Blue Box of the White-Winged Butterfly" Gallery annex, Tokyo, Japan
    2015 Solo exhibition "Hibi, Kankan" Shingoster LIVING / Ibaraki, Japan
    2014 Solo exhibition "Bar & Food ...", Hatsudai, Tokyo
    2014 Solo exhibition "Whispering in the Night" OPA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    2013 Solo exhibition "Shake the Wind" Gallery NOKTA, Shizuoka, Japan
    2012 Solo exhibition "Shiroi Nanika: Picture Book Original Drawing Exhibition" Gallery NOKTA, Shizuoka, Japan
    2012 Solo exhibition "The story of the outside and the inside" iTohen/Osaka, Japan

    [Activity history]
    Permanent installation of artworks in Hoshino Resort "Kai Anjin" facilities
    Satoshi Kida "Face" CD cover art
    Makoto Shiina "EVENA" book cover (Bungeishunju)
    Deciphering the Rat Man" (Kongo Shuppan)
    Jiro Asada, "Shishikaro" and "Welcome to Kyusenkaku," separate volume, Bungeishunju, door picture
    the rest