「Let’s go home」と題された本展では、個人のウェルビーイングと社会の関係性をテーマに全14点の新作を発表いたします。Donchiにとって、グラフィックデザイナーからアーティストへの転身は、他者との競争から一歩だけ外に出るという実践でありました。『何者かに成らなければ価値がない』という社会からの刷り込みに対し、『自分自身の現在を受け入れる』という気持ちを大事にすること。その『自分自身の現在』を指して「home」と呼びます。空間を豊かに彩り、多忙な日常に喜びと楽しさを届けてくれる作品を、この機会にぜひご覧ください。
His works are like puzzles that seem easy to solve at first glance, but are in fact formidable and difficult to solve to any degree, Surrealism and humor are exquisitely placed. The always calm SAKU turns to us with a mischievous smile on his face. Shall I show you how it’s done?” It is almost as if you can hear his voice softly in your ear.
“Secret Garden” In my life so far, I have spent time with various “gardens. In the spring, butterflies and pheasants would fly in, In early summer, frogs flew in, and a neighbor’s cat would stop by on its way for a walk and stare at me. In the “garden,” someone from the family would be with us. It could be my parents, grandfather, or wife. The casual conversations we had with them, The peaceful time we spent together, Even after time has passed, the scenery and atmosphere of the “garden” come back to me vividly. Many memories are precious treasures given to me by irreplaceable people and nature. The “garden” may be a secret place that connects me to the outside world. I tried to capture a piece of such memories in my paintings. Welcome to the Secret Garden.
▶︎ SAKU（サク） アートディレクター／グラフィックデザイナー／画家 長野県佐久市出身 東京芸術大学油画科卒業 エディトリアルデザイン事務所岡本一宣デザイン事務所に勤務後、2000年デザイナーとして独立。エディトリアルデザインを中心に活動。同時に具象絵画を主に作品を作り続けている。 ART DIRECTOR/ Graphic Designer/ Artist Born in Saku City, Nagano Prefecture Graduated from the Department of Oil Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts After working at the editorial design office, he became independent as a designer in 2000. Focuses on editorial design. At the same time, he continues to create mainly figurative paintings.
＜Exhibition＞ Parallel Post #001/ 2022 Summer-Autumn Yuri Inoue Nanako Uebo Berlin, Copenhagen, Basel, Vienna, Lisbon,Nazaré, Porto, Kassel, Frankfurt, Venice, Milan
Duration: 2023.4.15.Sat – 4.23.Sun ❶ Weekdays: 15:00-20:00 ❷ Saturdays, Sundays: 11:00-20:00 Entrance Free ▶︎ On the first and last day of the exhibition, we will have a party, albeit a modest one, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please come by and join us. Venue: Ikenoue Parallel Address: 1-44-18 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 155-0031 Nearest: 3 minutes walk from Ikenoue station on Inokashira line / 7 minutes walk from Shimokitazawa station
Yuri Inoue Graphic Designer / Art Director / Collector After working at a design office for 11 years, she became an independent designer in 2019. She works as a graphic designer and art director, focusing on print media such as magazines, catalogs, and books.
Nanako Uebo Graphic Designer / Art Director Born in Chiba Prefecture After completing graduate school, worked at a publishing company and a design office before staying in Berlin, Germany for a year from 2018. Currently working as a designer in Tokyo.
As graphic/book/editorial designers, we incorporated what we edited into printed materials under the slogan of “editing a journey”. The fact that we were able to composite our job and hobby in this form further motivated us to continue traveling and learning about the world we have yet to see. We hope that visitors to the exhibition will be able to experience a little of the atmosphere of our travels.
BLOSSOM HAQ Solo Exhibition 2023.3.4.Sat – 3.19.Sun ❶ Mondays, Tuesdays: 15:00-20:00 ❷ Saturdays, Sundays: 11:00-20:00 ❸ Closed: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Entrance Free ▶︎ The opening party will be held on the first day of the exhibition, and the artist will be in the gallery.
Venue: Ikenoue Parallel Address: 1-44-18 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 155-0031 Nearest: 3 minutes walk from Ikenoue station on Inokashira line / 7 minutes walk from Shimokitazawa station
The woman with somewhat languid eyes against the pop colors was born from her own experience of suffering from narcolepsy, a sleep disorder, at one time and accepting it as her personality.We hope you will enjoy imagining what the expressionless woman looks like and what she is thinking in the pop colors and nature.
Born in Nagasaki/ Illustrator living in Fukuoka She depicts Japanese women on the theme of “a world where time and period are ambiguous.The motifs of nature in her paintings, such as trees and mountains, are greatly influenced by the place where she was born and raised. influenced by the place where she was born and raised.