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  • [Aoyama MIHONCHO] Showcase"AOYAMA CREATORS STOCK 16 Yoshiki Uchida Exhibition--Kanamono Art Exhibition at Takeo"

Yoshiki Uchida features in the 16th installment of our series of solo exhibits of
graphic designers for Aoyama MIHONCHO's showcase.

Showcase"AOYAMA CREATORS STOCK 16 Yoshiki Uchida Exhibition
--Kanamono Art Exhibition at Takeo"

November 27th, 2019 (Wed.) – December 27th (Fri.)
Open hours: 11:00-19:00
Except: Saturdays, Sundays, and official holidays

Artist Yoshiki Uchida’s Kanamono Art presents a world of living creatures
that resemble the pictures in animal encyclopedias. Uchida calls this ‘life
artwork,’ creating sculptures and other depictions of organic life by combining
forty-eight kinds of metal tools and other hardware, including nails,
screwdrivers, and pliers, all of which are definitely inorganic. (Kanamono is
the Japanese term for such hardware.) He has held solo exhibitions throughout
the world, including fulfilling a long-time dream of exhibiting in New York,
at the Agora Gallery in 2019. Here, Kanamono Art is realized through TAKEO
fine paper and special printing.
(Yoshiki Uchida)

Yoshiki Uchida
Art director and graphic designer. Founded cosmos in 2004. Major projects
include product design for KAO’s Cape hair spray, Calbee’s Poterich chips,
and Fujiya's Nectar peach drink, branding for the kyo-matcha company Magouemon,
oisesan Ise cotton, and the Chiyonokame sake brewery, and creating the installation
at the Y's Yohji Yamamoto boutique in Paris during Paris Design Week. Represented
by Agora Gallery, New York since 2018 for his Kanamono Art. His numerous awards
include the American Graphis Branding 7 Platinum Award, the British D&AD Graphite
and Wood Pencil awards, and the Italian A' Design Platinum Award in the Packaging
Design Category. Serves as juror for the Pink Ribbon Festival’s Pink Ribbon Design
Award. Publications include Gurafikku Dezaina Da Kara Dekiru Burandingu (Branding
for Graphic Designers) put out by Seibundo Shinkosha Publishing.

Venue / Contact info:
Place Aoyama Bldg. 1F,
4-2-5 Shibuya, Tokyo map
Tel. 03-3409-8931

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