Onishi Gallery , Stand n° AM102

INNOCENT FOREST 03, 2017 - Shun Sudo

Shun Sudo INNOCENT FOREST 03, 2017
Shun Sudo (b. 1977)
INNOCENT FOREST 03, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
h. 63 × w. 102 in. (160 × 259.1 cm)

Kiko-chan #1.1.1, 2015 -   NAOYA

NAOYA Kiko-chan #1.1.1, 2015
NAOYA (b. 1958)
Kiko-chan #1.1.1, 2015
FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic)
h. 32 1/2 × w. 13 1/2 × d. 13 in. (82.6 × 34.3 × 33 cm)

POI 04, 2017 -  Yusuke  Ochiai

Yusuke Ochiai POI 04, 2017
Yusuke Ochiai (b. 1977)
POI 04, 2017
Cement and acrylic
h. 5 1/4 x w. 2 x d. 2 1/2 in. (13.4 x 5 x 6.4 cm)

A Messenger of Love, 2017 -  Yusuke  Ochiai

Yusuke Ochiai A Messenger of Love, 2017
Yusuke Ochiai (b. 1977)
A Messenger of Love, 2017
Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas
h. 60 x w. 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

INNOCENT FOREST 07, 2018 - Shun Sudo

Shun Sudo INNOCENT FOREST 07, 2018
Shun Sudo (b. 1977)
INNOCENT FOREST 07, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
h. 63 x w. 158 in. (160 x 401 cm)
Set of two

INNOCENT FOREST 06, 2018 - Shun Sudo

Shun Sudo INNOCENT FOREST 06, 2018
Shun Sudo (b. 1977)
INNOCENT FOREST 06, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
h. 63 x w. 213 in. (160 x 541 cm)
Set of three

PEPO #1.2.1, 2015 -   NAOYA

NAOYA PEPO #1.2.1, 2015
NAOYA (b. 1958)
PEPO #1.2.1, 2015
FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic)
h. 33 × w. 17 1/2 × d. 16 3/4 in. (83.8 × 44.5 × 42.5 cm)

MINDSCAPE, 2018 - Shun Sudo

Shun Sudo MINDSCAPE, 2018
Shun Sudo (b. 1977)
MINDSCAPE, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
h. 36 x w. 36 in. (91.5 x 91.5 cm)

Exhibiting Artists

  • NAOYA  (+)

    Biography : NAOYA (b. 1958) began his artistic career in Japan by assisting his father, Nagae Rokuya, a major figurative sculptor who worked in wood. Nurturing his creativity in this familial context, NAOYA soon cultivated his own style and creative concepts, shaping representational figures out of wood and later bronze and FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) that express his own philosophical worldview. NAOYA populates the imaginary world that he designs, which he calls POLYKANTEN, with fairy-like children, animals with human personalities, and animistic goddesses. The creatures are all related, he says, although each one has its own reason for being. The monochromatic figures, painted entirely in white and made of FRP, stare at viewers with curious and blank expressions, begging for questions about the fantastical worlds they inhabit. Believing in the possibility and potential of multiple universes, NAOYA creates these characters from another world to visit with us here on Earth.

    Exhibition : Selected Exhibitions

    2018 Art Miami, FL
    2017 Art New York, NY
    “The Wonderverse of POLYKANTEN,” Solo Exhibition, Onishi Gallery, NY
    2016 Aqua Art Miami, FL
    Art Central, Hong Kong
    2015 Scope Miami Beach, FL
    New Context Conference Tokyo in collaboration with Digital Garage Inc.
    2014 Solo Exhibition, Onishi Gallery, NY
    Solo Exhibition, Seto City Museum, Aichi, Japan
    “Creators of Beauty,” Shikinen-sengu Museum, Ise, Japan
    2013 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Nuage, Tokyo, Japan

    Selected Public Collections

    Kawasaki City Museum, Japan; Seto City Museum, Japan; Daikanyama DG Building, Japan; Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

    Detailed Description : NAOYA is a Japanese artist who populates the imaginary world that he created, which he calls POLYKANTEN, with sculptures of fairy- like children, animals with human personalities, and animistic goddesses. Believing in the possibility and potential of multiple universes, NAOYA creates these characters from another world to visit with us here on Earth.

    Artist's Objects:

    •   NAOYA - PEPO #1.2.1, 2015 PEPO #1.2.1, 2015
    •   NAOYA - Kiko-chan #1.1.1, 2015 Kiko-chan #1.1.1, 2015

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  • Yusuke Ochiai  (+)

    Biography : Yusuke Ochiai, born in Tokyo in 1977, became entranced with the radiant colors of his surrounding Japanese landscape at five years old, mixing and matching materials ever since. Today, he lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn and has been participating in Bushwick Open Studios in Brooklyn since 2012, continuing to display his interest in vibrant colors through his work as a New York City street artist. Building on this playful engagement with New York City’s public in his first U.S.-based solo exhibition, “POI: A Messenger of Love,” Ochiai introduced “Poi”-related creations—artworks that variously represent his muse named “Poi” (short for “Path Of Imagination”). As Ochiai explains this character, “I found him through my own imagination but now Poi manifests himself in countless forms, on canvas, in concrete, and with paint immersing himself in the colors I absorb. Poi gives me the happiness that I hope to bring to the world.” He notes that these visual expressions “represent my emotions and experiences at that particular moment of my life – whether stemming from reality or my own imagined dreamscapes.” Colorful, large paintings fill walls like bursts of energy, all centered on depictions of Poi. Borders of creeping flowers, concentric circles of color evoking the mandala, and bright, otherworldly orbs of light frame the unique figure. Ochiai’s works are colorful swirls of love and lust, earthly experience and otherworldly possibility. The paintings pull in viewers to share a moment of connection with Poi, this messenger of love, and envision a dream of another reality.

    Exhibition : Selected Exhibitions

    2018 Art Miami, FL
    2017 “POI - A Messenger of Love”, Solo Exhibition, Onishi Gallery, NY
    2012-2017 Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A

    Detailed Description : Yusuke Ochiai is a street artist based in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Yusuke  Ochiai - A Messenger of Love, 2017 A Messenger of Love, 2017
    •  Yusuke  Ochiai - POI 04, 2017 POI 04, 2017

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  • Shun Sudo  (+)

    Biography : Shun Sudo, born in 1977 and based in Tokyo, has been deeply influenced by American pop culture throughout his career. After travels across the United States in his 20s, he returned to Japan in his 30s to begin work on paintings that allude to both his creative roots in traditional Japanese culture and contemporary street cultures of Western societies. Integrating both of these influences into his aesthetic sensibilities, Sudo created classic Japanese sumi-e brush stroke paintings covered by graffiti pop art to produce innovatively animated artwork that awakens the eye, mind, and spirit. In this featured series, Innocent Forest, Sudo references specific inspiration sources: Ito Jakuchu, a famous Japanese painter of the 18th century, and Akira Toriyama, a contemporary popular Japanese animation artist. Jakuchu illustrated scenes with imaginary birds, animals, flower and plants, merging this world with make-believe through bright colors and modern design. Toriyama draws influences from Disney animation to Chinese novels to Jackie Chan films, creating cartoonish characters, animals, and deities. Sudo’s current series pays particular homage to Jakuchu’s rooster and Toriyama’s animation worlds. Visit the Innocent Forest and you encounter a bright yellow fawn covered with black vegetal designs and a pointed tail, a proud rooster figure wearing royal red booties and a decorative cape, puffed up petals jumping out from their flower centers, birds in flight, and flowers, trees, and majestic mountains filling the backgrounds of these fantastical worlds. With spirited strokes and dynamic characters, Sudo guides you through his imaginary kingdom, parallel to our own reality, connecting both through tradition, passion, and creativity.

    Exhibition : Selected Exhibitions

    2018 Art Miami, FL
    “Nine Colors,” Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
    2017 Art New York, NY
    “Paint Over,” solo exhibition, Onishi Gallery, NY
    2016 Aqua Art Miami, FL
    “Paint Over,” solo exhibition, Nakame Gallery Street, Tokyo, Japan
    2015 SCOPE Miami Beach, FL
    “Paint Over,” solo exhibition, Onishi Gallery, NY
    Bushwick Open Studios, NYFIGARO Paris Store, France
    2014 THE SITE Renewal, Tokyo, Japan
    2013 TOPMAN Store, Tokyo, Vince Store, Tokyo, Japan

    Detailed Description : Shun Sudo is a street artist based in Tokyo, Japan.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Shun Sudo - MINDSCAPE, 2018 MINDSCAPE, 2018
    • Shun Sudo - INNOCENT FOREST 06, 2018 INNOCENT FOREST 06, 2018
    • Shun Sudo - INNOCENT FOREST 07, 2018 INNOCENT FOREST 07, 2018
    • Shun Sudo - INNOCENT FOREST 03, 2017 INNOCENT FOREST 03, 2017

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Other Represented Artists

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