• Tsukue Akimoto Solo Exhibition “Atmospheric Aviation”

    2019-04-28 19:00

    2019.5/3 Fri. - 5/16 Thu.
    10:00-21:00 (Closes at 6:00 p.m. on the last day only)

    5/4 Sat.
    Opening Reception 18:00-
    Gallery Talk 19:00- Interviewer:Taniguchi Yoshihiro(DMOARTS)

    DMOARTS is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Tsukue Akimoto.
    Akimoto Tsukue has attracted attention at UNKNOWN ASIA with his strange, derealized, stateless, and overwhelming presence, and has expanded to other Asian countries. We hope you will enjoy his triumphant return to the exhibition with tremendous support.
    During the exhibition, a zine-making workshop by the artist is also scheduled.

    [Artist's Statement]
    Strange, Bizarre, Kitsch, Mondo, Cheap. I hope to create something with an indescribable atmosphere that these adjectives do not suffice to describe.
    The feeling of dizziness when you see a sign in a foreign travel town that you can't read as if it were a sign. Daily necessities with an unbelievable sense of color. The texture and taste of something sweet or spicy or whatever. A novel and fascinating smell that you have never smelled before.
    There is a pleasure in travel in the unknown and the unknowable.
    I would be happy if you could enjoy the mixed atmosphere of the objects with such a traveling mood.

    [ZINE making workshop]
    Printed materials and clippings collected in various countries come to DMOARTS from the workshop of Akimoto Tsukue!
    Why not create your own wonder book, just the way you like it?
    No rules, just use your creativity and have fun!
    May 3 - May 7, 2019 Writers in the gallery, paid as they go
    Participation fee 1,500 yen (tax not included)

    Tsukue Akimoto
    Illustrator and cartoonist.
    Strongly influenced by Asian and foreign cultures, he pursues strange exoticism and recreates the excitement of international travel.
    In recent years, he has exhibited at art book fairs in Seoul and Taipei, and held solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Taipei, expanding the scope of his activities in Japan and abroad.TIS member. He plans to exhibit at a solo show in Taipei and an art event in Shanghai by the end of the year.

    [Major Awards]
    2018 TIS(Tokyo Illustrators Society)Public Offering Bronze Prize / Keiji Ito Grand Prize
    2017 「UNKNOWN ASIA Art Exchange OSAKA」
        Jury / Benny Au Award (Hong Kong), Eric Zhu Award (Shenzhen) 
        Reviewer's Prize/ Otani Tokimasa Prize, Kobuki Takafumi Prize, Kuboyama Yoko Prize
    2012 Almost Daily Itoi Newspaper" won the Grand Prix of the "2nd Almost Daily Manga Grand Prix" and the "Almost Daily Manga Grand Prix".
        Since 2013, he has been writing "The Big One and the Small One" on "Almost Nikkan Itoi Shinbun".
    [Selected Solo Exhibitions]
    2019 Exhibition "PAPER WORKS" THE Blank GALLERY, Harajuku, Tokyo
    2018 Solo exhibition "Bizzare Souvenir" at diida ART BOX, Taipei.
    Solo exhibition "Exotic Bazaar" curated by Eric Zhu, OCT Loft, Shenzhen
    Solo exhibition "Strange Market" PMQ, Hong Kong, curated by Benny Au
    Two-person exhibition "JAMAIS VIU / FUJIO KITO + AKIMOTOJI" idyllic urban life style bookstore (Taipei)
    ART GROUND 03" (Bangkok) curated by Jam Factory
    Exhibition "PAPER WORKS" THE Blank GALLERY, Harajuku, Tokyo
    2017 Solo exhibition "Tsukue Akimoto Exhibition," DEER BOOK SHOP, Seoul
    2014 Solo exhibition "Drawing Uncle" FORT by PORT (Ikenoue)