The Blank Gallery - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Blank Gallery. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Raw and Primitive 2020 – Term One

    Raw and Primitive 2020 – Term One

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2020-07-11 - 2020-07-24

    “Primitive expressions” is the theme of this two-part show, which features punk, dadaist, street art, and other works directly channeling animal energy. More »

  • poster for Group Exhibition: Epic Painters Vol. 7

    Group Exhibition: Epic Painters Vol. 7

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2020-06-20 - 2020-07-05

    The seventh exhibition of young painters selected by the gallery introduces 12 artists working in figurative and abstract painting, portraits, landscapes, and other genres. More »

  • poster for Little Boy + snAwk “Stay Home Legacy”

    Little Boy + snAwk “Stay Home Legacy”

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Fashion
    • 2020-06-02 - 2020-06-17

    Featuring the works of silkscreen T-shirt artist Little Boy and stencil artist snAwk. Both address social issues with a critical, sometimes cynical, eye. More »

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    How Low?

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    • 2020-03-07 - 2020-03-22

    This exhibition features expressions of “low” as in low culture, lowbrow, low-tech, etc. by 11 artists. More »

  • poster for Reimon Motoyanagi Exhibition

    Reimon Motoyanagi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2020-02-21 - 2020-03-03

    This exhibition features 30 mostly new oil, acrylic, pastel, and ink works. More »

  • poster for TYM344 “Eye Know Eye Love You Better”

    TYM344 “Eye Know Eye Love You Better”

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    • Media: Painting - Manga - Installation - Party
    • 2020-02-04 - 2020-02-16

    This exhibition pursues the themes of “seeing” and “perceiving images” inspired by 1989 single ‘Eye Know’ by American hip-hop group De La Soul. More »

  • poster for Keita Fujiyama Exhibition

    Keita Fujiyama Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2020-01-21 - 2020-02-02

    An exhibition of 30 works created in 2019 and 2020.More »

  • poster for Kurara Abe Exhibition

    Kurara Abe Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2020-01-21 - 2020-02-02

    An exhibition of 30 works created in 2019 and 2020.More »

  • poster for Paper Works

    Paper Works

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2020-01-04 - 2020-01-19

    Displaying and selling drawings, collages, prints, and other paper-based works by 12 artists. More »

  • poster for Soy Sauce Expo

    Soy Sauce Expo

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    • Media: Illustration - Prints
    • 2019-12-14 - 2019-12-25

    The first expo took place in Paris at the end of the 1700s. These events were an excellent opportunity for people to experience humankind’s advancement, different cultures from around the world, the latest...More »

  • poster for Naoki Yamamoto “Do You Have Any Tokarevs?”

    Naoki Yamamoto “Do You Have Any Tokarevs?”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2019-10-11 - 2019-10-22

    Naoki Yamamoto’s illustrations are comprised of collaged parts and mosaics of images.More »

  • poster for Keiko Aikawa + Akiwo Akiyama + Daisuke Nitta “Epic Painters Vol.6”

    Keiko Aikawa + Akiwo Akiyama + Daisuke Nitta “Epic Painters Vol.6”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2019-09-15 - 2019-09-29

    Introducing 12 young painters selected by the gallery.More »

  • poster for Raw and Primitive 2019 – Term Two

    Raw and Primitive 2019 – Term Two

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    • 2019-08-12 - 2019-08-25

    The second installment of an exhibition channelling the primal energy of movements such as punk, dadaism, and street art.More »

  • poster for Raw and Primitive 2019 – Term One

    Raw and Primitive 2019 – Term One

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2019-07-27 - 2019-08-10

    Introducing contemporary artists influenced by the raw, primal energy of movements such as punk, dadaism, and street art. More »

  • poster for Ryo1 Kato + Go Watabe “Arts & Crafts”

    Ryo1 Kato + Go Watabe “Arts & Crafts”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2019-07-05 - 2019-07-15

    Collages by Ryo1 Kato and papier mache art by Go WatabeMore »

  • poster for Collage Exhibition: Cut and Paste – Term Two

    Collage Exhibition: Cut and Paste – Term Two

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Party
    • 2019-06-02 - 2019-06-16

    Introducing the work of 12 artists who take an analogue approach to cutting and pasting collages. In a digitalized world where preexisting images can deconstructed and reconstructed, admire the physical...More »

  • poster for Collage Exhibition: Cut and Paste - Term One

    Collage Exhibition: Cut and Paste - Term One

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2019-05-18 - 2019-06-01

    Collage is the creation of a new image made by breaking down and rebuilding existing elements. This simple method of selecting materials and “cutting” and “pasting” can lead to any number of possibilities....More »

  • poster for Views and Faces

    Views and Faces

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Media Arts - Party
    • 2019-04-29 - 2019-05-12

    Landscapes and figures or “views” and “faces” have long been important motifs in painting, reflecting and leaving a legacy of particular places and times. What “views” and “faces” are the current crop...More »

  • poster for The Premium Hesei Show

    The Premium Hesei Show

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Party
    • 2019-04-13 - 2019-04-24

    How are today’s artists summing up the Heisei era as it comes to a close? Here ten artists ranging from young to established creators express their thoughts on the era in paintings, photos, sculptures,...More »

  • poster for Post No Bills “Vaporizm”

    Post No Bills “Vaporizm”

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2019-03-29 - 2019-03-31
  • poster for Sablomikawa “Uncouth Fellow”

    Sablomikawa “Uncouth Fellow”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2019-02-26 - 2019-03-10

    Exhibiting series from throughout the artist’s career, including “clash” depicting tumbling skaters, “hardliner” paintings of rough-edged students in the 70s and 80s, and the new works of “giant36” praised...More »

  • poster for Epic Painters Vol.5

    Epic Painters Vol.5

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2019-02-09 - 2019-02-24

    The gallery presents a selection of 12 young painters for the fifth show in the series. Enjoy a wide range of works including portraits, abstract paintings, figurative paintings, and more from a rising...More »

  • poster for Paper Works

    Paper Works

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2019-01-05 - 2019-01-20
  • poster for Jason Alexander Cruz “Mezmeros”

    Jason Alexander Cruz “Mezmeros”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2018-11-30 - 2018-12-16

    The Blank Gallery Tokyo proudly presents an art exhibition by Jason Cruz, a painter, tattoo artist, and member of the melodic hard core band Strung Out. His second solo show in Tokyo will feature new paintings,...More »

  • poster for SnAwk “10 years of Chasing Rainbows—2008-2018 Archives and Leftovers”

    SnAwk “10 years of Chasing Rainbows—2008-2018 Archives and Leftovers”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-11-17 - 2018-11-27

    snAwk began working as a stencil artist in November 2008. This tenth-aniverasry exhibition features ten new works as well as previous pieces and archived items.More »

  • poster for Moe Shimada “Mellow”

    Moe Shimada “Mellow”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2018-10-30 - 2018-11-11

    Exhibiting ten new works by Moe Shimada, currently a fourth-year student of the Tokyo University of the Arts Oil Painting Department.More »

  • poster for Miho Goto “White Mirror”

    Miho Goto “White Mirror”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2018-10-30 - 2018-11-11

    The first solo show for Miho Goto (b. 1998), whose mysterious paintings evoke beauty, strength, stillness, violence, innocence, intelligence, and wildness.More »

  • poster for New Over Dubbing

    New Over Dubbing

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Prints
    • 2018-10-12 - 2018-10-21

    New Over Dubbing features silkscreens, collages, and paintings on fashion magazine pages and other printed materials. There will also be artist collaborations, hand printed T-shirts, and more.More »

  • poster for Depth of Flatness

    Depth of Flatness

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Party
    • 2018-09-22 - 2018-10-08

    The group exhibition focuses on painters who construct picture planes by using overlaps of flat layers and examining uses of space, materiality, methods, processes, contexts, and time axes. These six artists...More »

  • poster for Summer Group Show 2018

    Summer Group Show 2018

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing
    • 2018-08-18 - 2018-09-02

    The annual Summer Group Show features colorful, vibrant works by 14 artists exhibiting for the first time at The Blank Gallery.More »

  • poster for Dabstar “Suggestion”

    Dabstar “Suggestion”

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing
    • 2018-07-30 - 2018-08-12

    Dabstar has long sought out intersections of art and design, sampling a good mix of both in music-focused graphic design and private works of art. Long known for psychedelic and noise-influenced collages,...More »

  • poster for Raw and Primitive

    Raw and Primitive

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-07-07 - 2018-07-22

    From straight forward expressions of life and animalistic energy to punk and dadaism to raw street art, this exhibition showcases the work of 14 artists under the theme primitive expression.More »

  • poster for Takuma Ishibe “PPCPP”

    Takuma Ishibe “PPCPP”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2018-06-22 - 2018-07-04

    Takuma Ishibe combines silkscreening with collage to create his work. The artist intentionally uses processes- paint, print, cut, paste, peel off- not completely under his control to create abstract impressions...More »

  • poster for Yoshie Kuroda “Fantastic Grave”

    Yoshie Kuroda “Fantastic Grave”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Crafts
    • 2018-06-05 - 2018-06-20

    Yoshie Kuroda takes used clothes and makes them into animal and body parts to create imaginary creatures. Kuroda’s first solo exhibition at The Blank Gallery will feature around 40 new and old works. More »

  • poster for Epic Painters Vol. 4

    Epic Painters Vol. 4

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-05-19 - 2018-06-03

    The Blank Gallery presents its own unique selection of works including portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and characters by 11 young painters. All of these artists are making their debut at the gallery....More »

  • poster for Hang Time!

    Hang Time!

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2018-04-27 - 2018-05-13

    The group exhibition Hang Time curated by the artist Rob Judges includes a wide variety of media such as painting, drawing, photography, and illustration by 12 multinational artists. The works display...More »

  • poster for Yasuo Tanaka + Kotaro Machiyama “Observer Bias”

    Yasuo Tanaka + Kotaro Machiyama “Observer Bias”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Party
    • 2018-04-13 - 2018-04-25

    Yasuo Tanaka and Kotaro Machiyama offer their own interpretations of painting and abstraction, Tanaka through organic monochrome explorations of material on canvas and Machiyama in works composed with...More »

  • poster for Yoshito Koyama “Imya”

    Yoshito Koyama “Imya”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-03-02 - 2018-03-18

    The scenes that Yoshito Koyama paints echo those of old photo snaps, appearing to show something the viewer has seen somewhere before. Refusing the identify the time, place and who they are, the subjects...More »

  • poster for Kazuhiro Imai “This Is Life”

    Kazuhiro Imai “This Is Life”

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints - Party
    • 2018-02-16 - 2018-02-25

    Since the early 1980s, Kazuhiro Imai has produced numerous artwork that has featured in the hardcore and punk scenes both in Japan and overseas. His art has played an important role as the “face” of different...More »

  • poster for Keeenue “Tall Tale”

    Keeenue “Tall Tale”

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2018-01-23 - 2018-02-07

    The colors and unique touches of painter Keeenue’s works seem at first glance to have been created with digital tools. In fact the young artist uses both analog and digital techniques to skillfully incorporate...More »

  • poster for Paper Works

    Paper Works

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Prints - Party
    • 2018-01-06 - 2018-01-21

    Displaying and selling drawings, collages, and prints on paper by long-time gallery artists and new members. See how each of these twelve artists approaches the medium of paper. More »

  • poster for Rokuhisa Chino “New Painkiller”

    Rokuhisa Chino “New Painkiller”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Party
    • 2017-12-16 - 2017-12-27

    Rokuhisa Chino expresses loneliness, sadness, and vulnerability in colors and styles that at first glance seem to be some kind of pop fantasy. New paintings, drawings, and sculptures offer a portal into...More »

  • poster for Lazoo x Taboo1 “Brother from Another Mother”

    Lazoo x Taboo1 “Brother from Another Mother”

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2017-11-17 - 2017-11-26

    Lazoo and Taboo1 met in 2003 at the International Graffiti Festival in Paris. Here in his first presentation in Japan, Lazoo will display an important series of drawings on paper that demonstrate the personality...More »

  • poster for Artman/Brahman

    Artman/Brahman

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2017-10-28 - 2017-11-12

    Artwork is vital in conveying the message of a band. Brahman has enjoyed a strong relationship to its promotional artwork for more than 20 years, inviting diverse artists to produce work for them. This...More »

  • poster for Buggy “All sorts of buggy”

    Buggy “All sorts of buggy”

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture - Product
    • 2017-09-15 - 2017-10-01

    Buggy depicts figures of envy, such as heroes, pop icons, musicians and supermodels known to us through media, with a familiarity that suggests he’s painting real life human beings. The people behind these...More »

  • poster for Rob Judges “Square Dance No.1”

    Rob Judges “Square Dance No.1”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-08-25 - 2017-09-10

    It is two years since Canada-born, Tokyo-based artist Rob Judges held his last solo exhibition at this gallery, and this show will present his latest square format paintings and collages. Rob majored in...More »

  • poster for The Blank Gallery presents Summer Group Show 2017

    The Blank Gallery presents Summer Group Show 2017

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-07-15 - 2017-07-30
  • poster for Little Boy + Mayu Shiomi “2 Party”

    Little Boy + Mayu Shiomi “2 Party”

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    • Media: Prints - Architecture - Sculpture
    • 2017-06-24 - 2017-07-05

    Working with taboo themes such as violence, war, racial discrimination, and crime, Little Boy uses silkscreen and collage to advocate his personal opinions with impressive balance and incorporate designs...More »

  • poster for Ryoichi Kato “Disorderly cut-and-paste restaurant”

    Ryoichi Kato “Disorderly cut-and-paste restaurant”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-06-03 - 2017-06-18

    Ryoichi Kato has a “Collage Everyday” project where he produces one collage each day and publishes an image of it on his Facebook the very same day. He uses all kinds of common items as materials, including...More »

  • poster for The Juxtaposition - Calligraffiti Asia Exhibition Vol.2 -

    The Juxtaposition - Calligraffiti Asia Exhibition Vol.2 -

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2017-05-20 - 2017-05-31

    Artwork combining calligraphy and graffiti by international artists.More »

  • poster for snAwk “V”

    snAwk “V”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2017-04-29 - 2017-05-14

    For its fifth anniversary, The Blank Gallery features snAwk, a stencil artist who helped launch the space as a gallerist. The first solo exhibit in three years for snAwk presents new and recent works taking...More »

  • poster for Rare Prints and Posters

    Rare Prints and Posters

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2017-02-26 - 2017-03-20

    An exhibition and sale of rare silk screen prints and gig posters by overseas artists represented by the gallery. Produced mainly in the 2000s, these works are now very difficult to get your hands on....More »

  • poster for Kuninori Hashimoto “Guruguru”

    Kuninori Hashimoto “Guruguru”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2017-02-04 - 2017-02-15

    Bikes, helmets, nails and screws that roll across the floor: These are some of items that appear in Kuninori Hashimoto’s paintings with no particular reason or attachment. He does not paint with narratives...More »

  • poster for Yoshito Koyama “Paftarenie”

    Yoshito Koyama “Paftarenie”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-01-21 - 2017-02-01
  • poster for Yu Kushima “I know what you don’t know”

    Yu Kushima “I know what you don’t know”

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    • Media: Graphics - Nihonga
    • 2017-01-07 - 2017-01-19

    “I know what you don’t know” is a solo exhibition by artist Yu Kushima. The two-dimensional works presented are based on images direct from the artist’s imagination and have the ability to make the space...More »

  • poster for Calligraffiti Asia in Japan: Strokes in One

    Calligraffiti Asia in Japan: Strokes in One

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Prints
    • 2016-11-19 - 2016-11-27

    Calligraffiti is a genre which shares both characteristics of the traditional and the street art way of writing,“traditional handwriting with a metropolitan attitude”. ”Calligraffiti Asia in Japan” is...More »

  • poster for Carson Lancaster “Proximity Intersection”

    Carson Lancaster “Proximity Intersection”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-11-04 - 2016-11-11

    Black and white works by the San Francisco-based analog photographer Carson Lancaster.More »

  • poster for Rokuhisa Chino + M_R_C_T_R_N “I Wanna Go Home”

    Rokuhisa Chino + M_R_C_T_R_N “I Wanna Go Home”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2016-10-29 - 2016-11-03

    Rokuhisa Chino and M_R_C_T_R_N depict the contemporary sense of exhaustion and isolation in the form of painting, moving image and sculptural forms.More »

  • poster for Takanao Kaneko “Cracking Noise”

    Takanao Kaneko “Cracking Noise”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2016-10-08 - 2016-10-23

    Takanao Kaneko presents new drawing work which comments humorously upon our world of control, information and instability. More »

  • poster for Hirotton + Ken Hamaguchi + Daisuke Iwamoto + SICS “Draw 4”

    Hirotton + Ken Hamaguchi + Daisuke Iwamoto + SICS “Draw 4”

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    • Media: Drawing - Party
    • 2016-09-17 - 2016-10-04

    Pen and paper drawing by four artists with diverse styles and perspectives. More »

  • poster for So Sekiyama “Relations of”

    So Sekiyama “Relations of”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Party
    • 2016-08-27 - 2016-09-11

    While the style of his work is ever-evolving, So Sekiyama continues to focus exclusively on “relationships between A and B” in his paintings and multi-media sculptures. The artist believes he must go beyond...More »

  • poster for Summer Group Show 2016

    Summer Group Show 2016

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Party
    • 2016-07-23 - 2016-08-14
  • poster for Norio Takamatsu Exhibition

    Norio Takamatsu Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Party
    • 2016-07-02 - 2016-07-18

    Norio Takamatsu is an artist who is enwrapped in a self questioning of one’s very existence, confronting himself with an honesty which is almost too direct. Here this exhibition features paintings produced...More »

  • poster for A-nya.PoPo Exhibition

    A-nya.PoPo Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2016-06-24 - 2016-06-26

    A-nya.PoPo’s father is a poet; and her mum an artist. Since a very young age she would help the now departed Moe Nahara run a very unconventional art school for children and learning creative skills, she...More »

  • poster for Jason Cruz “Lux Illuminaria”

    Jason Cruz “Lux Illuminaria”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2016-05-16 - 2016-06-05

    Jason Cruz,known as the lead singer of one of the influential punk band “Strung Out” presents his original artworks for the first time in Tokyo, with some prints also available for purchase. More »

  • poster for Zedz “Process & Result”

    Zedz “Process & Result”

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    • Media: Product
    • 2016-04-12 - 2016-05-08

    On show will be a selection of works by visual artist Zedz created in Japan between March 2015 and April 2016. Zedz applies his geometric abstracted graphic language to diverse media, including prints,...More »

  • poster for Kyoko Kurita “My Fleeting Home”

    Kyoko Kurita “My Fleeting Home”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-02-13 - 2016-02-28

    Kyoko Kurita continues to relish the sense of homesickness in the link between the heart and place, with all its insecurities and discomforts too, revealing here “where she is now”.More »

  • poster for Rokuhisa Chino “John Went on a Picnic on New Year’s Eve”

    Rokuhisa Chino “John Went on a Picnic on New Year’s Eve”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Installation
    • 2016-01-09 - 2016-01-24

    100 sculptural paintings of the character “John,” as well as other drawings, paintings, and illustrations.More »

  • poster for Ryusei Asahi “Minor”

    Ryusei Asahi “Minor”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2015-12-19 - 2015-12-21

    Paintings and photographs of high school students. More »

  • poster for Home Sweet Home

    Home Sweet Home

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-11-21 - 2015-12-06

    The Blank Gallery participated for the first time in an international art fair in the Taipei New City Art Fair in 2015 and here presents 5 artists which it featured at this event. More »

  • poster for Little Boy “In God We Trust?”

    Little Boy “In God We Trust?”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-09-19 - 2015-10-12

    Little Boy’s first solo show in two years presents new T-shirts, a familiar medium, plus paintings – a new creative venture. More »

  • poster for Rob Judges “Postcards From Robo-Africa”

    Rob Judges “Postcards From Robo-Africa”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-07-31 - 2015-08-16

    In the past few years Tokyo-based Canadian artist Rob Judges has sold dozens of his pop art paintings on wood which depict his odd, colourful world of freaks, totem poles and typography. This solo exhibition,...More »

  • poster for Tee Ten 2015

    Tee Ten 2015

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-07-26

    More than 20 creators including artists with ties to the Blank Gallery, their colleagues, and brand designers contributed to this summer T-shirt show! The gallery is crammed with their designs, hand-printed...More »

  • poster for Masaru Shimomura Exhibition

    Masaru Shimomura Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting
    • 2015-06-23 - 2015-07-12

    A sexy woman, a pro-wrestler, supercars, motorbikes, dogs and cats…Masaru Shimomura fills his paintings to breaking point with all of the motifs which catch his taste. This exhibition features work from...More »

  • poster for Group Exhibition “Critical Mass Vol.4”

    Group Exhibition “Critical Mass Vol.4”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2015-05-23 - 2015-06-07

    A group show of 6 artists working in painting, drawing and collage.More »

  • poster for ”Le Cheval Bleu (Blue Horse)”

    ”Le Cheval Bleu (Blue Horse)”

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    • Media: Drawing - Video and Film - Party
    • 2015-05-15 - 2015-05-17

    Presenting drawings by the London rock band Steranko’s frontman Lee Mangan, plus a short film screening. More »

  • poster for Straight to the __________________

    Straight to the __________________

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Installation
    • 2015-04-26 - 2015-05-10

    As the Blank Gallery comes to celebrate its 3rd anniversary the gallery joins forces with Side Core, a project initiated by young artist volunteers, centering upoon “the extension of the self within the...More »

  • poster for Tim Armstrong “The Wars End”

    Tim Armstrong “The Wars End”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-03-24 - 2015-04-12

    Japan’s first art show for Tim Armstrong, the charismatic punk rocker behind Rancid, Transplants, and Operation Ivy. More than 40 sketches, drawings, paintings, and mixed media works reflect Armstrong’s...More »

  • poster for Kenta Matsushita + Rie Nitta “This is Love!”

    Kenta Matsushita + Rie Nitta “This is Love!”

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    • Media: Painting - Performance Art
    • 2015-03-14 - 2015-03-15

    Kenta Matsushita and Rie Nitta of Tama Art University’s graduate school of painting present a joint exhibition of performance work, questioning the relation between people through the transformation of...More »

  • poster for Girls Break The Norm

    Girls Break The Norm

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-02-14 - 2015-03-01

    Directed by Chanmomo of Band Janai Mon!, the “Girls Break the Norm” series features Yasumasa Yonehara’s photos of idols taken with the Cheki instant camera. These works depict girls who destruct everyday...More »

  • poster for Print Mafia “Portraits”

    Print Mafia “Portraits”

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2015-01-25 - 2015-02-11

    Print Mafia presents a portrait series featuring beloved rock and movie stars including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Robert De Niro, Marilyn Monroe, and Steve McQueen, as well as other celebrities...More »

  • poster for All Girls are Heroines

    All Girls are Heroines

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography
    • 2015-01-16 - 2015-01-18

    Cute heroines caught by photographer Kana are embellished with the graphic decoration of Makiron.More »

  • poster for zak-zak mArt

    zak-zak mArt

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2014-12-13 - 2014-12-28

    Blurring the line between art and accessories in an exhibition of specially designed art goods available for purchase. More »

  • poster for Man Doope Suzuki “Ikujinashi”

    Man Doope Suzuki “Ikujinashi”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-12-06 - 2014-12-11

    The first solo show for Man Doope Suzuki presents previous illustrations on paper, recent canvas works, and sketches made especially for this exhibition.More »

  • poster for Critical Mass Vol.3

    Critical Mass Vol.3

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2014-11-22 - 2014-12-03

    An exhibition of wide ranging works from 6 artists selected by the gallery.More »

  • poster for Off The Wall— Works By Street Inspired Artists

    Off The Wall— Works By Street Inspired Artists

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2014-11-08 - 2014-11-19

    These creators pursue high-quality art influenced by the street scene. Zedz has been driving the evolution of the post-graffiti movement in Europe since the 1990s. These works by Zedz and three groups...More »

  • poster for Zedz “Elements”

    Zedz “Elements”

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints
    • 2014-10-03 - 2014-10-26

    Leading figure of the post graffiti movement, internationally active Dutch artist Zedz here features a solo exhibition of work which pivots on the line between 2D and 3D, the flat and the deep, exploring...More »

  • poster for Kyoko Kurita “Disconnection”

    Kyoko Kurita “Disconnection”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-09-13 - 2014-09-23

    Kyoko Kurita is an artist who seeks to embody the information and emotion formed in the relations between body and society, visualizing that which can not be put into words. Here she continues to take...More »

  • poster for Tee-Ten

    Tee-Ten

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2014-08-23 - 2014-09-07

    More than twenty artists and brands affiliated with The Blank Gallery present design work, hand-printed silkscreens, one-of-a-kind items, and unique T-shirts. More »

  • poster for Ryan Duggan ”Drug Factory”

    Ryan Duggan ”Drug Factory”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2014-07-13 - 2014-08-10

    These silkscreen works by the Chicago artist and illustrator Ryan Duggan look simple and thrown-together at first, but satirize American society and pop culture with a superb sense of humor. Combining...More »

  • poster for Soft Shop

    Soft Shop

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-06-21 - 2014-07-06

    Taking the products of the 90s in the form of records and cassette tapes as a support Go Watabe and Yuhei Saitou create art works of collage, painting, field recordings and sampling as members of the last...More »

  • poster for Epic Painters Vol.2

    Epic Painters Vol.2

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2014-05-31 - 2014-06-15

    An exhibition of oil paintings, landscapes, and other works by six painters with creative world views searching for new possibilities in the medium. More »

  • poster for Androgyny

    Androgyny

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-05-23 - 2014-05-25

    Presenting works by five Tama Art University and Musashino Art University students on themes of sex and gender.More »

  • poster for 2nd Anniversary Exhibition “Born 2 _____.”

    2nd Anniversary Exhibition “Born 2 _____.”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2014-04-26 - 2014-05-18

    A special Golden Week group show celebrating the gallery’s second anniversary. From regularly featured artists to newbies, this exhibition presents a lively and unique lineup of contributors active in...More »

  • poster for “Critical Mass Vol. 2”

    “Critical Mass Vol. 2”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2014-03-08 - 2014-03-23

    A group show without bounds, embodying the strength of personality of each artist.More »

  • poster for Freedom of Censorship

    Freedom of Censorship

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2014-02-22 - 2014-03-07

    This series of exhibitions held once every two weeks or so presents works addressing controversial societal issues, delving into themes of freedom of expression and restrictions placed on artists. More »

  • poster for “Selected Colors vol.4 2014”

    “Selected Colors vol.4 2014”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Media Arts
    • 2014-02-07 - 2014-02-12

    7 artists take on their own interpretations of “clear” in the transparent air of winter. Artists: Hiroshi Ikeda, Arisa Isoyama, Asako Iwamizu, Rua Kawase, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Tomomi Hoda, Kyoko Matsui [Related...More »

  • poster for Katsuyuki Ota “Selected Solo Vol. 3— Capillary Vessel”

    Katsuyuki Ota “Selected Solo Vol. 3— Capillary Vessel”

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2014-01-31 - 2014-02-05

    Displaying new installation art by Katsuyuki Ota that utilizes the entire exhibition space and appears differently depending on the time it is viewed. Ota also presented work in the Selected Colors group...More »

  • poster for snAwk “Freedom of Censorship”

    snAwk “Freedom of Censorship”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-21 - 2014-01-29

    A solo exhibition by the stencil artist snAwk.More »

  • poster for Art Crosslink Vol.1

    Art Crosslink Vol.1

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Party
    • 2014-01-17 - 2014-01-19

    With a focus on art direction, this event takes a step outside conventional museums and galleries to present the works of freelance artists searching for ways to connect the crucial aspects of art and...More »

  • poster for Hikage-note “Twin Tale”

    Hikage-note “Twin Tale”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-01-10 - 2014-01-15

    [Image: Hikage-note]More »

  • poster for “90s Gig Posters”

    “90s Gig Posters”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2013-11-30 - 2013-12-25

    Silkscreen gig posters, which proliferated in the flourishing U.S. indie rock scene of the 1990s, including many valuable posters for artists that still have large followings today. More »

  • poster for “Jaspel Presents: Selected Solo Vol. 2 Hiroyuki Shinkai— What Color is Your Feeling Now?”

    “Jaspel Presents: Selected Solo Vol. 2 Hiroyuki Shinkai— What Color is Your Feeling Now?”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Party
    • 2013-11-15 - 2013-11-20

    A solo show for Hiroyuki Shinkai, a sculptor featured at the Jasper group exhibition “Selected Colors.” Employing both traditional sculpting methods with Japanese paper and contemporary materials such...More »

  • poster for Buggy + Rob Judges + Snawk “Super Rad!!”

    Buggy + Rob Judges + Snawk “Super Rad!!”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-11-08 - 2013-11-13

    A commercial artist directly connected with the fashion world. A Canadian enchanted by the flavor of Tokyo. And an “reversely imported” Japanese artist. 3 creatives with varying backgrounds present their...More »

  • poster for “Critical Mass Vol. 1”

    “Critical Mass Vol. 1”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting
    • 2013-10-05 - 2013-10-20

    Encounter works by six surprising artists working in various genres. Themes are open.More »

  • poster for “Stencil Art Exhibition - Layers”

    “Stencil Art Exhibition - Layers”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2013-09-13 - 2013-10-02

    Presenting work all created through stenciling from various Japanese artists working beyond the fields of street art, pop art and contemporary art.More »

  • poster for Tomomi Hoda “Signs from the abstract”

    Tomomi Hoda “Signs from the abstract”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2013-08-30 - 2013-09-01

    An experimental solo show of selected works by Tomomi Hoda displayed at the group show Jasper. Both older and new pieces, all available for sale.More »

  • poster for Jaspel Presents “Selected Colors Vol. 2 Black 2013”

    Jaspel Presents “Selected Colors Vol. 2 Black 2013”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Video and Film - Party
    • 2013-08-23 - 2013-08-28

    Jaspel’s “Selected Colors” is a group show that contemplates art, society, and education through themes of seasonal colors. Color creates culture that is rich and sophisticated by conveying a wealth of...More »

  • poster for Cut and Paste

    Cut and Paste

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2013-08-03 - 2013-08-18

    Collages by ten artists with ties to the gallery. More »

  • poster for Little Boy “Made in Occupied”

    Little Boy “Made in Occupied”

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    • Media: Illustration - Fashion
    • 2013-07-20 - 2013-07-31

    The work of Little Boy continues to cast a critical eye on the movements of the world in a form of expression which should not be appreciated as mere T-shirt slogans. His commentary is filled with contradiction,...More »

  • poster for Epic Painters Vol.1

    Epic Painters Vol.1

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-06-30 - 2013-07-15

    An exhibition of edgy, kitsch painting born from the unique visions of 7 artists.More »

  • poster for “Possibly Talented Vol.5”

    “Possibly Talented Vol.5”

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration
    • 2013-06-15 - 2013-06-29

    A group show of 6 unfamiliar artists, invited to freely exhibit their range of styles and unique character within the gallery space.More »

  • poster for Tim Doyle + Print Mafia + Clint Wilson + John Smith “Screen Stars”

    Tim Doyle + Print Mafia + Clint Wilson + John Smith “Screen Stars”

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints
    • 2013-05-25 - 2013-06-13

    The Blank Gallery presents a selection of work by associated silk screen print artists based upon the motif of the “screen” including images of film, TV and video games. The works here touch on the...More »

  • poster for Selected Colors vol.1 Colorful 2013

    Selected Colors vol.1 Colorful 2013

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2013-05-17 - 2013-05-21

    The 4th group exhibition of fine artists selected by JAPSEL, taking the relation between people and color, art and society as its theme, includes a broad range of work from 2D and sculptural works to installation...More »

  • poster for Job in the City

    Job in the City

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    • 2013-04-27 - 2013-05-12

    About to celebrate its 1st anniversary, The Blank Gallery presents a co-curatorial project with the artist unit Kurobuchi Less, formed by Joji Nakamura and Yo in 2003. This duo combine enthusiasm and strength...More »

  • poster for "Possibly Talented Vol. 4"

    "Possibly Talented Vol. 4"

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Party
    • 2013-03-23 - 2013-04-07
  • poster for snAwk "Obsession"

    snAwk "Obsession"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2013-03-02 - 2013-03-17

    A series of works based on the famous portrait of Yukichi Fukuzawa which stencil artist snAwk has been working on since 2010. A collection of past “YUKICHI works” will be on display, including new colours...More »

  • poster for Aesthetic Apparatus "Almost Elegant"

    Aesthetic Apparatus "Almost Elegant"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2013-02-08 - 2013-02-24

    In addition to their commercial and design work, Minneapolis design team Aesthetic Apparatus also makes silkscreen art and gig posters. This first Japan show features posters by popular bands, art prints,...More »

  • poster for "Possibly Talented Vol.3" Exhibition

    "Possibly Talented Vol.3" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2013-01-19 - 2013-02-03

    Group exhibition featuring eight artists engaging with diverse themes and media.More »

  • poster for "Sale!" Exhibition

    "Sale!" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2013-01-11 - 2013-01-16

    Silkscreen works by affiliated artists at special prices for a limited period.More »

  • poster for "CODE shift –beyond the code-" Exhibition

    "CODE shift –beyond the code-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Photography - Installation
    • 2012-12-08 - 2012-12-12

    Works by 6 groups of artists that showcase their respective interpretations of text and words.More »

  • poster for "Possibly Talented Vol.2" Exhibition

    "Possibly Talented Vol.2" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2012-11-17 - 2012-12-02

    Features nine artists, each with their own personality and individual forms of expression.More »

  • poster for Yasuhiro Kimura Exhibition

    Yasuhiro Kimura Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2012-11-10 - 2012-11-14

    First solo show by graphic designer inspired by half-broken machine components, factory pipes, and other cold, inorganic objects.More »

  • poster for snAwk + Little Boy “Social Choice"

    snAwk + Little Boy “Social Choice"

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    • Media: Painting - Fashion
    • 2012-10-13 - 2012-11-04

    A two-person exhibition by snAwk, the stencil artist, and Little Boy, the T-shirt artist. With their striking styles, they both visualize the world in a provocative manner.More »

  • poster for "Punk Rock Show"

    "Punk Rock Show"

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2012-09-15 - 2012-10-08

    Punk band gig posters by various silkscreen print artists.More »

  • poster for "PRINT MAFIA 'CUT. PASTE. DESTROY.'" Exhibition

    "PRINT MAFIA 'CUT. PASTE. DESTROY.'" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2012-08-25 - 2012-09-11

    On display are rare posters featuring bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.More »

  • poster for Tomomi Hoda "-De Sign fro xxx-"

    Tomomi Hoda "-De Sign fro xxx-"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-08-10 - 2012-08-19

    On display are works that reflect on and visualize the interactions between "kana-moji" and QR codes, a kind of two-dimensional barcode unique to Japan that has developed in recent years.More »

  • poster for "Possibly Talented" Exhibition

    "Possibly Talented" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration
    • 2012-07-21 - 2012-08-05

    This exhibition showcases works by 9 artists that focus on the "humanity" and "lifestyle" of each.More »

  • poster for Little Boy "Love and Peace"

    Little Boy "Love and Peace"

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    • Media: Painting - Product
    • 2012-06-30 - 2012-07-16

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