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SUZAKI SEREN in make (a) Camp

SUZAKI SEREN in make (a) Camp

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From 12-23 Sat, 2022 Through 1-31 Tue. 2023

[Venue] make (a) camp

PAGIC Gallery will produce the gallery area in “make (a) camp,” which will be open grand open on December 23.
This is the flagship space for a limited-time project by Camp Inc. at Shibuya Hikarie Creative Space 8/.

The first artist to be commemorated is SUZAKI SEREN.

CHILD FOR SALE-a new painting depicting MARKINTON that is commercialized, and SUZAKI SEREN’s original goods, including a life-size MARKINTON plush toy, will be on display.

If you are in Shibuya, please stop by Hikarie 8/.

SUZAKI SEREN

SUZAKISEREN continues to draw one scene and another from each character’s daily life as if she were randomly creating a patchwork cloth. Therefore, you can only find part of the story from one painting/drawing.
The first book of SUZAKI’S works “/” consists of 400 paintings drawn from 2012 to 2020, arranged in order of the story. Reading the book lets you see the big picture and understand what each artwork depicts.
SUZAKISEREN will continue to fulfill and expand the huge patchwork.

make (a) camp

A culture shock studio that creates tolerance in society through partiality, produced by Camp Inc.

In addition to the gallery and store, there is also a shared office space and other relaxing features.

Shibuya Hikarie 8F, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
11:00 – 20:00
*Closed on January 1
https://lit.link/makeacamp

Okaerikuma & Mameko Maeda “Kyawawa Dobutsuen”

Okaerikuma & Mameko Maeda “Kyawawa Dobutsuen”

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01-14 sat—01-29, 2023

PAGIC Gallery is pleased to present “Kyawawa Dobutsuen,” means “Kawaii Zoo.” This is a collaborative exhibition by Okaerikuma (Toshiyuki Sakai) and Mameko Maeda.

The two artists, each with their iconic facial expression style, will present a special and lovely collaboration, including “Okaerikuma wearing a Mameko Maeda style hat” and “Maeda Mamiko’s drawings wearing an Okaerikuma style costume.”
Please visit and look at the straight eyes of these “kyawawa” animals.

Okaerikuma (Toshiyuki Sakai)

Due to the domestic travel boom in the Showa period (1926-1989), “carved wooden bears” became a standard souvenir of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island.
During the Meiji period (1868-1912), with the development of Hokkaido and the rise of the folk art movement, the carved wooden bear was nurtured as a part of Japanese culture and was widely loved as a brilliant icon of Japan’s economic and cultural development.
Today, as the status of travel and lifestyles have changed, the bears that were cherished in tokonoma (alcove) as souvenirs are increasingly losing their place.
“Okaerikuma,” which means “Welcome Back Bears,” is a project to collect bears that sadly end up in storage rooms as unused articles, recarve them, and hand them over to people who will take good care of them once again.

Instagram @okaeri.kuma

Mamemko Maeda

For Mameko Maeda, “body” is an idea that lies at the foundation of her expression.
The body was her first artistic material, as she learned modern dance and jazz dance since she was a child.
The artist, who has a deep interest in using bodies consciously and their possibility, gives thumbs-up to cute and healthy bodies. She focuses on the stretching and contraction of the body and the tension and wrinkles that arise.
Maeda’s works are characterized by the expressionless face of a person staring straight at you, which shows a solid self that is not swayed by the evaluations of others.
It is an expression of admiration and respect for the courage to be oneself, whether bold or eccentric.

Instagram @mameko_maeda
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Nekoshowgun solo exhibition “Flourish”

Nekoshowgun solo exhibition “Flourish”

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11-05 Sat.—11.27 Sun., 2022

*Closed on Wednesdays & Thursdays

PAGIC Gallery is pleased to announce Nekoshowgun’s solo exhibition, “Flourish.”
In this show, Nekoshowgun will depict focusing on flourishing flowers.
The flowers open to bear the seeds attract everyone with their fragrance and color.
They are the most cherished decoration and gifts for people, as long as the bread and butter of beautiful insects.

LIVE DRAWING STREAMING
11-06 13:00pm Start on Instagram @pagicgallery

[OSAKA]
Nekoshowgun solo exhibition “Flourish”
12-14 Wed.—12.19 Mon., 2022
14:00-19:00 / Weekday
11:00-18:00 / Weekend

Venue: KITAHAMA N GALLERY
(THE BOLY OSAKA B1F, 1-16, Kitahama 2, Chuo-ku, Osaka, JAPAN)

*The Executive Committee for the Osaka Culture and Arts Creation Project, funded by contributions from Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City, subsidized the exhibition in Osaka.

hin solo exhibition “inner jewel”

hin solo exhibition “inner jewel”

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10-01 Sat.—10-23 Sun., 2022

*Closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Tuesday, 10-11

PAGIC Gallery is pleased to announce hin’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.
HIN tries to bring humanism into balance by harmonizing with nature in this show.
In other words, it is returning to our original place by remembering ourselves as belonging to nature.
Her works have various meanings: intention and contingency, consciousness and unconsciousness, jokes and truth, and balance of mind, head, and body.
From one perspective, the blooming flowers in the paintings symbolize life; wish to dedicate them while the people you love are still around.

One day I was on the train, coming up with a phrase, “I wanna collect many jewels in my mind.” And I was happy with it.That was the moment of getting healed by my word flowing out from myself

HIN

Masaharu Shin Exhibition “On the repulsive force generated when skin touches skin”

Masaharu Shin Exhibition “On the repulsive force generated when skin touches skin”

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08-27 Sat. —09-19 Mon/Holiday, 2022
Closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Tuesday 09-06

From a physics perspective, there is always a force of repulsion when different objects come into contact with each other.
The fabrics used in Shin’s work are collected through various routes and represent something between the artist himself and others.
Contemplating contemporary art is something that Shin cannot separate from himself, and he expresses this by daring to combine his work with staging that evokes a water feature at the center of the living environment.

This exhibition is a continuation of the solo exhibition of the same title held last year, which evolved from “Emotional Nostalgia for Broken Things.
By tuning in to the “cuteness” of Shin’s works, such as their human imperfection and their experientially “small” size, the ideal is to make the viewer feel no distance between them and the art as much as they come into contact with it.

Riichiro Shinozaki “Angle Z : MULTIVERSE”

Riichiro Shinozaki “Angle Z : MULTIVERSE”

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07-30 Sat.—08-07 Sun, 2022

Shinozaki’s artwork is made up of an accumulation of detailed drawings on paper and wood.
Shinozaki depicts them as he receives inspiration that fit his specific frequency, such as fragments of information or geometric shapes. From a proximal perspective, Shinozaki is an observer of the micro-imagination.
His work becomes a space by arranging it like a puzzle, creating a universe on the screen. From an overlooked perspective, Shinozaki is also a creator of multiple time spaces.

Artist in gallery on July 30th, 31st, Augast 5th, 7th
Closed on Wsebnesday and Friday

Group Exhibition ‘Muse’

Group Exhibition ‘Muse’

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07-08 Fri. —07-18 Mon./Holiday, 2022

Masaharu Shin / Taezoo Park / hin / Fragile / Shohei Yamamoto

PAGIC Gallery is pleased to announce “Muse,” a group exhibition of young talented artists in Osaka.
The five artists muse in different ways to express their artistic interests and catch their inspirations.
The insightful works seek more certainty of belief from an inner search and discernment of essence from external stimuli.

Artists

Shohei Yamamoto
Courtesy of Ritsuki Fujisaki Gallery

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07-08 Fri. — 07-18 Mon./Holiday, 2022

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11:00-20:00
12:00-18:00
12:00-16:00

Venue

KITAHAMA N GALLERY
(THE BOLY OSAKA B1F, 1-16, Kitahama 2, Chuo-ku, Osaka, JAPAN)

Hanako Kimura exhibition “@Same_Not_Same”

Hanako Kimura exhibition “@Same_Not_Same”

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04-08 Fri. —04-26 Tue., 2022

Through her works, contemporary artist Hanako Kimura shows how seemingly opposing concepts can be mixed and matched as inseparable things, and that there is a vast gray zone lying in between.

In @Same_Not_Same, we will exhibit the project of the same name, which includes photography, sculptures, and an Instagram account.

This project focuses on a product called LILLEPLUTT – a cat-shaped soft – sold by IKEA, a gigantic company with 445 stores in 59 countries around the world.

This adorable toy is mass-produced and sold as the same product all over the world. However, due to differences in the manufacturing process, no two are identical in appearance, and the price varies depending on the country or region where they are sold, giving them a different meaning to their owners.

Working in various Asian countries in 2019, Kimura attempts to engage with “individuals” in each country through this product and to explore the reality of this world of which they, and we, are a part.

Project Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/same_not_same/

  • Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Open at 16:00 on the first day

SUZAKI SEREN exhibition “?”

SUZAKI SEREN exhibition “?”

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02-25 Fri. —03-21 Mon./Holiday, 2022

Through the experience of Markinton, who symbolizes the “who left behind,” the story depicts encounter and loss, traumatizing and acceptance.
Also, there will be a series of independent stories such as “FRIENDS” and “UFO-chan” that share the same world, and each character represents the artist’s inherent emotions, difficulties, and delicacy.
In this exhibition, SUZAKI’s drawing works, which are her flesh and blood but have never been sold before, will be available for purchase as printings and blockchain certificates.
In addition to the canvas works, original goods from Markington, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2022, will be available.

  • Closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Tuesday, March 8
  • Artist in gallery on February 25 to 27
  • Open at 4 pm at the opening day

Momo Hoshitani exhibition “lit”

Momo Hoshitani exhibition “lit”

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01-14 Fri. — 01-30 Sun. 02-06 Sun., 2022

PAGIC Gallery is pleased to announce “lit” Momo Hoshitani’s solo exhibition. 
Hoshitani’s paintings are based on the theme of “living is feeling.”

The title of this exhibition, “lit,” used to have the meaning of “drunk” as well as “great” and “fun” in these days in slang. As it suggests, Hoshitani takes a positive view of the way people live and weave their lives, and she has created this exhibition with the aim of making people feel a lot of “fun.

Hoshitani, who was raised in a family where her parents were two different types of painters, has highly polished her miniature drawing skills, but she is not limited to that.

The lines and colors of her oil pastels and acrylic paints are sensitive and optimistic, yet they harmonize with the gracefully widened margins to show how cheerful our lives are.

Next, I am drawn to the pencil miniatures that capture the wrinkles, moles, and even frowns of people’s expressions. Hoshitani celebrates and affirms that unfiltered humanity is humanity, with both beauty and flaws.

Preferring natural texture, Hoshitani often uses paper as a support, sometimes cutting it out or stretching it together to create depth and rhythm. The world created in these works is even musical.

We hope you will enjoy Mono Hoshitani’s first solo exhibition in Tokyo and her new works.

*Extended exhibition period
*Closed on Wednesday and Thursday
*The artist will be in the gallery on Sunday, January 30.

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[EXTENDED] Momo Hoshitani’s exhibition “lit” – until Sunday, February 6

Due to popular demand, we have extended the exhibition “lit”, a solo exhibition by Momo Hoshitani, which was scheduled to end on Sunday, January 30, until Sunday, February 6. We hope that those of you who could not make it to the exhibition will be able to stop by. Also, Momo Hoshitani will be in … Continue reading

hin exhibition “Deep Paper”

hin exhibition “Deep Paper”

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12-03 Fri. ー 12-21 Tue., 2021

hin is a painter who uses an original technique called “virtual spray,” in which she hand-paints shapes that resembles spray drops, like pixels.
In her paintings, she attempts to apply the “abstraction of information” that occurs in the conversion from analog to digital to dealing with the excessive amount of information in digital society itself.
In this exhibition, hin presents the ambiguity and fascination of the boundary between the three-dimensional world and the contemporary world, where the flat Internet screen has become a window to reality.
In addition, hin has updated her expression to lead to emotional and conceptual processing and understanding through her work. The stylized methods of sprays and dots, and the landscapes depicted as safe zones protected from the outside world, are clearly intended to function as therapy.

*Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays

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Masaharu Shin Exhibition “On the repulsive force generated when skin touches skin”

Masaharu Shin Exhibition “On the repulsive force generated when skin touches skin”

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11-05 Fri. ー 11-23 Tue., 2021

Masaharu Shin is interested in how contemporary art explores human rules of experience and symbols, and how it breaks these preconceptions through expression.
In this exhibition, Shin highlights emotions that are paradoxically accentuated by incorporating a structure of nostalgia for something that has been broken.
This is a bold and nuanced first solo exhibition in Tokyo by the young and upcoming artist who completed his graduate studies at Kyoto University of Arts in 2021.

  • Artist in gallery:11-05 Fri. — 07 Sun. & 11-21 Sun. — 23 Tue.
  • Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays

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