About Yuji Tokuda : Tokuda founded the communication design company, Canaria in2007. His latest works include the ANA International Business Class Monitoring Campaign "YOUR ANA"(Partnering with Panasonic wearable camera)and heads the creative for notable works such as ILOHAS water,Tokyo Motor Show, UNIQLO Global, FANCL Brand Renewal, Mori Art Museum, Sky Tree Cafe, and serves as a board member for "Hato Cafe" a Japanese Government project to close the gap between Government and its citizens. Tokuda has also helped produce the Peace Act Project Retired Weapons and TREASURED TRASH PROJECT which incubates the continuous challenging and questioning of the role of creativity in society.
MIXED EXHIBITIONS: 2014,"ART IN DESIGN",with 10 artists,Walls Tokyo,Tokyo/Japan 2013,"CREATIVECITIES",Kaohsiung/Taiwan 2012,"Control Bear 10 Art-T Project", graniph Harajuku Gallery, Tokyo/Japan 2011,"Handkerchiefs for Tohoku Children",Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, Tokyo/Japan 2011,"Bell Music Box for more trees",ISETAN, Tokyo/Japan 2009,Icsid World Design Congress Singapore 2009", suntec City International Convention & Exhibition Center, Singapore 2009,"zasso",Aoyama Kotto dori street,Tokyo/Japan 2009,"Kaohsiung Design Festival 2009 Useless life exhibition", Kaohsiung/Taiwan
Miri Matsufuji’s solo exhibition “Plans Are for the Poor”.
A unique “distance”.The distance is like a scenery or more of a mental state. Some are close, some seem far away. But through all of her works, you can feel some sort emotion, which makes her works distinct from others.
A very warm feeling and a certain distance between Matsufuji and her subjects can be felt from her photos. I feel the delicate balance between the “distance” and “emotion” comes from her philosophy of life.
Miri Matsufuji Photographer. Born in Tokyo, in 1991. Currently based in Tokyo. Graduated from Meiji Gakuin Univ.
Since the beginning of his career as an artist, MADSAKI has shown us numerous styles ranging from extremely detailed drawings to large scales sculptures and installations. Recently his style underwent a dramatic change where provocative words and phrases now play a central role. Despite this change, MADSAKI continuously observes the society and everyday life from a distinct perspective, reinterprets and reconstructs the extracted essences into his own work. As many artists have done in the past with phrases and words, what MADSAKI portrays through his works cannot be categorized as a simple “slander”, but is a form of “reconfigured phrases” easily surpassing the symbolic meanings of the original words to satirize and banter the society we live in, while raising many questions.
His “phrases”, at times roughly written, question the viewers if what they see should be taken for granted, or if it is something that should be deeply interpreted. Even further the viewers are pushed to the point where they have to depend on their sense of values if what they are facing is even a work of “art” or not. Through his works, MADSAKI challenges and stirs the stereotype values of various systems we encounter in daily life.
b. Osaka Japan, 1974 lives, and works in Tokyo, Japan
BFA, Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, NY USA
Born in 1974, currently lives and works in Yokohama, Japan
Born in 1969. BFA from Nihon University College of Art Kobayashi is known for a broad range of works from film to photography and installations.
Exhibitions / Events (selected)
2013 | “20th Aniversary Trax Exhibition“, Gallery TRAX, Yamanashi, Japan 2013 | “現在絵画展示即売会“ Tetoka, Tokyo, Japan 2012 | “TRANS ARTS TOKYO“ Tokyo, Japan 2009-2014 | “BIGAKKO E to BI to GA to JYUTSU”Bigakko, Tokyo, Japan 2008 | “Central East Tokyo“ Tokyo, Japan 2007 | “Central East Tokyo“ Tokyo, Japan 2005 | ”GUNDAM EXHIBITION”The Ueno Royal Musuem (上野の森美術館), Tokyo Japan 2005 | “YUTOONZ 1st.MIX”Labline.tv, Tokyo, Japan 2004 | ”CENTRAL EAST TOKYO”Tokyo, Japan 2002 | super star series DVD : Yasunori Ikunishi×Yasunori Kakegawa×Kuknacke featuring M.magic KOBAYASHI 1999 | “m.magic.kobayshi first exhibition”JOHNBULL gallery harajyuku, Tokyo Japan
Born in 1976, and currently works and lives in Nagoya, JAPAN.
2015 | art fair “Art Stage Singapore 2015” Ikkan Art Gallery + CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Singapore
2014 | solo “afterimage”, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Japan group “MIRROR” Tokyo, Japan
2013 | solo “Mikito Ozeki Paper Cut Works” Ikkan Art International, Singapore solo “MENTAL”, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Japan group “TOKYO STREET” Ikkan Art International, Singapore
2012 | project “NIKE AF1 One Art” Mikito Ozeki + RHIZOMATIKS, The Pivot Point, Tokyo, JAPAN solo “PHYSICAL” CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo, JAPAN group “TOWA TEI presents MBE” BATSU ART GALLERY, Tokyo, JAPAN group “Smile Rock Again” dictionary club, Tokyo, JAPAN group “DEAD ROCKSTARS” Blunt Graffix Studio, Oregon, USA
2010 | project “BRAZIL + JAPAN = TULIO” Nike Stadium Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN solo “BODIES” LeBasse Projects Gallery, LA, USA
2009 | group “WRONG DANCE, RIGHT STEPS”, Vacant, Tokyo, JAPAN group “with records”, Otomo Yoshihide + Ozeki Mikito + Mats Gustafsson, Gallery 45-8, Tokyo, JAPAN group “TOKYO CREATORS MARKET” SUPER FROG Gallery, SF, USA
MOJOKO + Eric Foenander
MOJOKO / モジョコ (Left)
Born in Iran, having grown up in Hong Kong and now based in Singapore, Steve Lawler is the man behind Mojoko. Mojoko was founded in 2005 as a reaction to overuse of the computer. With a background in Graphic Design from Brighton University and a 2-year scholarship at Fabrica in the new media department working on Colors Magazine, Steve was hijacked by Diesel to be part of their in-house creative team in Molvena, Northern Italy working exclusively for Diesel and its sub-Brands. From there he sought further adventure by moving to Asia to take on a more commercial role, creating websites and campaigns for many global brands under the roof of OgilvyOne Singapore. Afterwards, he took to consulting for all sorts of projects as a creative thinker, art director and designer.
Eric Foenander / エリック・フォーナンダー (right)
Eric Foenander has been illustrating, painting, and doing all things artsy and fartsy since he was a 3-year-old toddler. His earlier years had him delve into, and focus on oils and acrylic. Since then, he has developed primarily into a digital artist, with stints in the worlds of advertising, animation and industrial design. Eric is now a full time illustrator. His style and work process is a marriage of oil painting fundamentals and digital savvy.“I just want to end up drawing stuff that I want to draw. For the rest of my life, really,”he adds.
W a t a r u K o m a c h i
Born in Tokyo
Tokyo & Kyoto-based Wataru Komachi takes inspiration from the graffiti and Zen Gardens. Wataru Komachi’s art is influenced by Robert Raushenberg, Andy Warhol and 1977’s Punk Rock Movement such as The Ramones, D.I.Y Punk Band Flyers.
Wataru Started Band in schooldays. basically playing Punkrock music And Maked energetically Own Band Flyer’s. *Wataru’s Father is professional Music Composer and his Brother Is famous Punkrock band member.
Wataru has received offers from film distributing agency for Movie Film ( Last Movie / Directed by Dennis Hopper ) Japanese Edition Brochure’s Back Cover Collage. It Was the First Commision Work.
The Back Cover Collage were collected By Mr.Dennis Hopper
Held Was Collaboration With France’s Aparel Brand( Christophe Lemaire ) And Participated the Exhibition at Paris Shop ( Colette ) , The Paris Venerable Department Store ( Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche ) etc. And US Musician ( Beck ) European Tour T-shirt Designed.
The Works is Wide Range of Expression are Very Topicality and Wit, at The World Level Has Earned High Praise.
Kazuma Ogata / 緒方 数馬
Born 1986, Fukuoka
Lives and Works in Tokyo
2017 Mob Burley, Midori.so, Tokyo
2017 Grajoola, Midori.so, Tokyo
2017 The North Face Out Of Door, The North Face Standard, Tokyo/Kyoto
[Bio] [Manabu Koga (artist/graphic designer)]
Born in Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki pref in 1972. Based on Tokyo now.
From 1993~1996, first published "PEPPER SHOP" as independent magazine.
Working as designer for comics, magazines, animation movie, videogame, toy, and model kits. Especially related with Gundam and Kamen rider.
Underwater movie work started in 2002.
Serial publishment works "Underwater Knee-high Girls" has pub- lished from 2013.
music video,movie, TVcommercial and VJ on music event. Also self publishment works, magazine, solo-exhibition and group exhibition are continuously held.
In 2018, JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL Entertainment Division examiner prize.