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Galleries Section


July 28-30, 2023

Preview for VIPs: July 28 1-3pm

*VIP invitation holders only

Preview: July 28 3-7pm

*Invitee and Press only

Open to the Public: July 29 11am-7pm

July 30 11am-5pm

Osaka City Central Public Hall 3F

Small Assembly Hall, Booth W-2

1-1-27 Nakanoshima Kita-ku Osaka 530-0005 JAPAN

Yoshimasa Tsuchiya
Fukuo Tanaka

Mrs. Zukie

Gary Baseman

Aof Smith

Kengo Nakamura

Karim Hamid

Aya Cagiu

Gary Baseman is an interdisciplinary artist who investigates history, heritage, and the human condition (especially love, longing, and loss). Through unique iconography and fantastical visual narratives that celebrate ‘the beauty of the bittersweetness of life,’ his work brings together the worlds of popular culture and fine art. Baseman (b. 1960) was born and raised in Los Angeles, California when lifestyles dramatically shifted and politics and popular culture seeped into the home. The influence of media and Hollywood, blended with LA’s influential art scene, led to how Baseman would perceive and produce art. Baseman witnessed how artists challenged traditional art practices and crossed boundaries, and would later coin the term ‘Pervasive Art’ to reflect his multifaceted creative output much like his predecessors and admired artists who also resisted the confines of media, styles, purposes, and audiences. Baseman transforms everyday observations and experiences into art that includes drawing, painting, photography, video, installation art, performance, as well as fashion, toy design and social media.


Gary Baseman, La Danse (Droogs), 2012, 45.6 x 60.5 cm, acrylic on canvas (framed)

Kengo Nakamura studied Japanese painting at Tama Art University and has created unique paintings using motifs that represent contemporary society, such as emoticons in emails, floor plans of one-room flats, cartoon balloons and character silhouettes. In addition to collaborating with creators from other genres, he has organised exhibitions and symposia, and is one of the leading artists of our time. In recent years, his reputation overseas has been growing, with his first solo exhibition in Taiwan, ‘Modern Japanese Japanese-style Painting’, held at AKI Gallery in 2021, and an exhibition of his works at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan in the same year.

Kengo Nakamura, Without Me, 2023, 65.2 x 65.2 cm, mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel (framed)

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