2006 Organized in Tokyo, Japan. Based in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan.
1978 Born in Kyoto, Japan. Lives in Tokyo, Japan.
With the theme of reality or virtual or its overlap called "Street Ethernet Field", I create art that transforms into popular records and reasons, by crossing personal memories and sensibility with "Japanese myths". And then, I make all boundaries of cultures ambiguous, such as club culture and otaku culture.
Contemporary is the retro games of future.
"Pixel" for me is a "door" at the border between reality and virtual.
We enjoy and create the richness of the world with the electrical signals of neurons. It is like digitally receiving the reality of the accumulation of minimal data called elementary particles. If you think that way, this world can be regarded as a high-resolution image with human touch.
There is a mass in the information called an "element", but we can not usually perceive that the information is touched. Then, isn't there a mass that can not be perceived as touching our emotions as well? And isn't it a cell smaller than elementary particles that human beings have not yet found?
"Pixels", the virtual piled with the smallest data, are providing an excellent entrance and exit to the prediction of reality with such imperceptible tactile sense as a paradox. Whether real or virtual, when we look at something, our brain is already touching the doorknobs of the world.
I hope that my expression is the key to move back and forth for the door.
Translated by Motokuni Sakaguchi
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 "NEW GAME+" KUNSTMATRIX, online
2014 "Projection Reality" Nannanna, Ehime, Japan
2014 "DECODIA" Nannanna, Ehime, Japan
2011 "EX-Rising Sun" galleryAMP, Tokyo, Japan
2005 "EXCALIBUR" mememachinegallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 "AAAA" galleria grafica bis, Tokyo, Japan
2001 "Smile Zero" Gallery ART SPACE, Tokyo, Japan
SELECTED TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018-ongoing "NATIONAL LABOR" Naruko Tenjinsha Shrine, Tokyo, Japan
2018 "12th TAGBOAT AWARD EXHIBITION in TOKYO" tagboat Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017 "12th TAGBOAT AWARD EXHIBITION in TAIPEI" Gu Ju, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 "Post-Truth" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
SELECTED THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016-ongoing "EX-Patriotism" asagoro, Tokyo, Japan
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 "Tokyo Neo Pop" La Vitrine DD, Paris, France
2018 "Exhibition Design Art of Asian Regionality and Climate in Phnom Penh 2018" Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2014 "RKR Unidentified Games Presentation" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "SHIBUYA STYLE vol.7" Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "Escape from the Games" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
SELECTED ART FAIR & PROJECTS
2020 "Urban Art Fair | Virtual Tour 2020" Universal Museum of Art, online
2019 "ASIA NOW - Paris Asian Art Fair 2019" Les Salons Hoche, Paris, France
2018 "Urban Art Fair | Paris 2018" Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
2012-ongoing "Ryugu School" former Uguru island elementary school and junior high school, Kochi, Japan
2011 "Okinoshima Art Project vol.3: Rukuru island Golden Legend" Uguru island, Kochi, Japan