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Hours was born in 1993 in Kanagawa prefecture. This year she entered a female arts university where she studies craft arts. As a student she is still exhibiting at art and craft fairs around Japan.
Hours completes the majority of her works in pen, using her own sketches or photos as reference. The multitudes of circles around the animals link her two works. The artist says she likes to think of the circles as representing the world around the animals. They represent the atmosphere, the masses of air or water that we usually can’t see. This is Hours’ first international exhibition.
I drew a peacock I saw at the zoo in this work. He walked around with such elegance that it really struck me. Even without his plumage on show, he was so beautiful. I wanted to show his composure and pomp.
I love sea turtles the best of all animals. They traverse the Pacific Ocean making their long journey despite the numerous dangers. I find this so romantic and appealing. In this work I wanted to show the grace of the turtle as he swims through the deep sea.
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Shojiro Okamoto 【岡本章二郎】
Born in 1988, Shojiro Okamoto first debuted as an illustrator at the 2008 Tokyo Design Festa. He has continued to exhibit at the Design Festa every year since and is making his name as an up-coming young artist.
In this work I wanted to depict the two faces of a girl in a realistic and anime style.
MONSTER GIRL 01 & MONSTER GIRL 02
In this work I wanted to depict the internal and external aspects of the girls, both through their expressions and their costumes.
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We are purrrfectly pleased to introduce the names of the artists contributing to our upcoming exhibition "JAPAN ZOO"
Please come along and see the virtual menagerie that these talented artists have created.
Contributing artists include:
Ryoji Ikuse Yumi Oue
Toko Frususawa Ahiru
Yuuki Kikuchi ANAROGU NINGEN
Kao Makoto Yano
Fummie Mee Tetsuji Yamaguchi
Moriuo Chizuko Demachi
and many more!
Click on the sample artworks below to see a bigger version.
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Our new exhibition: Japan Zoo will be opening on Tuesday, July 17. Please be sure to come along!
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We're in Japaralia again! Our upcoming "KAWAII!" exhibition was reported in the latest issue of Japaralia, Sydeny's only free Japanese language magazine.
Check out Japaralia online by ckicking the image.
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The first artist to appear as part of our KAWAII! exhibition is taeko. The delicate brush-strokes with which taeko paints her animal world can only be described as gorgeous. seeing her happy animals frolic through her works, you can't help but utter the word "Kawaii!" This is cuteness to the max!
Comment from the artist
Everybody has 24 hours per day but each person spends their own time in different ways. I want to use my time to give real shapes to the things that fill my heart.