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oki_chu / 沖冲 

 

Date of Birth:
1979

Country of Birth:
Mie prefecture, Japan

Current Country of Residence:
Japan

Education:
Graduated from Seian University of Art and Design

Ongoing and Previous Exhibitions:
"Kibun", a Japanese Art Exhibition in Berlin

Previous Art Works/Series and Works in Progress:

2002: Okichu's career started with his first solo exhibition "P" . This was followed by several solo shows and group exhibitions. 

2003: Graduated from Seian University of Art and Design. 

2004: Solo Exhibition "Arayurumono ni Oboreru Mori" at Trancepop Gallery,Kyoto,Japan. 

2005: Moved to Tokyo and experimented with painting, drawing and manga techniques on canvas. 

2007: Created the live drawing party "bLack 2 bLack" with with Yosuke Gohda and Shogo Yoshikawa. In this project they explored new form of fusion of music and drawings. 

2008: Art space "Mograg Garage" was opened with Motoko Ohta in the garage of their house. 

2010: Solo Exhibition "THE BEAUTIFUL DECAY" at Billiken Gallery,Tokyo,Japan. 

2011: Group Exhibition "KIBUN" at Le Petit Mignon (Staalplaat store),Berlin,Germany.

Art Direction, Art Style & Source of Inspiration:
私の作品はすべて私の頭の中のひとつの物語世界の断片です。
All my works are fragments of a story/narrative world in my head. 

私はこの物語にアクセスするためにまず無意識に線画を描き画面の中から幾つかの形を探り出します。
In order to access this story/narrative, I first do line drawings subconsciously, and then search for (and find) a few shapes/forms from the picture. 

それらを探り当てるヒントとなるのが私が子供の頃から触れてきたマンガやゲームそして日々の体験です。
Those things that I grope for and find are from the manga and games I interacted with in my childhood, and from my daily experiences.

それらが組み合わされて出来上がった作品によって私は自分の中にある物語を覗くのです。
I look in at the stories in me through these artworks that are composed of and finally constituted from the above. 

Style: Acrylic paint and pen drawings.

Sources of inspiration: Nintendo and Hayao Miyazaki.

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