snAwk -stencil artist, founder/director of THE blank GALLERY

Emily Carr University of Art + Design (カナダ・バンクーバー)卒業。

帰国後、ステンシルアーティストとして活動を展開。ポップアートやストリートアート、パンクカルチャーから強く影響を受け、ステンシル技法の繊細さと、スプレー独特の荒々しさ、中毒性の高い色使いを持ち味とし、自らが日本に「逆輸入」された事で見えるカルチャーなど、視点や時間軸をずらして作品に落とし込む。

2012年4月、原宿にTHE blank GALLERYを立ち上げ、作家活動の傍らギャラリーディレクターを勤める。

Heavily influenced by pop art, street art, and punk culture, snAwk's works embrace fine details of hand-cut stencils, rawness of spray paints, and addictive colour scheme. Since he has been “re-imported” to Japan after graduating an art school in Vancouver, his works provide multifaceted perspectives.

In 2012, he founded THE blank GALLERY in Tokyo, and works as a gallery director/gallerist alongside making his own art.

Education

2007 Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver, Canada)

Diploma in Fine Arts

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014 FREEDOM OF CENSORSHIP (THE blank GALLERY, Tokyo)

2013 OBSESSION (THE blank GALLERY, Tokyo)

2011 THE NATIONWIDE FATAL DISASTER (Gallery 360°, Tokyo)

2010 ATTACK OF THE KILLER POP (Gallery 360°, Tokyo)

2010 POP'S NOT DEAD (DF GALLERY, Tokyo)

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 POP & STREET (SEIBU Shibuya, Tokyo)

2016 Summer Group Show (THE blank GALLERY, Tokyo)

2015 STRAIGHT to the _____ (THE blank GALLERY, Tokyo)

2014 POP & STREET (SEIBU Shibuya, Tokyo)

2013 LAYERS stencil art show (THE blank GALLERY, Tokyo)

2012 TIME'S UP (THE blank GALLERY, Tokyo)

2011 Output From Japan (Crypt Gallery, London)

2010 COOL 4 (Gallery 360°, Tokyo)

 

Art Fairs / Projects

2016 The Art Fair +plus-ultra (SPIRAL, Tokyo)

2016 New City Art Fair (New York)

2015 New City Art Fair (Taipei)

2014 Art Fair ULTRA (SPIRAL, Tokyo)

2013 Art Fair ULTRA (SPIRAL, Tokyo)

2013 Art Line Kashiwa (Chiba)

2012 Daegu Art Fair (Korea)