• 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

    2-1-16 B1F, Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0041
    (3min. away from Kitahama station, Osaka Metro))

    Produced by DMOARTS

    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 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.


    2020-01-29 16:37

    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.


    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

  • 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.


    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