Mr.

Japanese, b. 1969

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Mr. is a Japanese contemporary artist and a member of Kaikai Kiki studio along with artists Takashi Murakami, MADSAKI, TENGAone, Kasing Lung, Aya Takano, Chiho Aoshima, Emi Kuraya, ob, Otani Workshop, Yuji Ueda and Shin Murata. 

Mr. built his career on anime and manga-style renditions to portray his personal fantasies. He has exhibited in solo and group shows at major museums and galleries worldwide.

Selected exhibitions

2019

Mr.’s Melancholy Walk Around the Town, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

Carte blanche to Mr. and Pharrell Williams - A Call To Action, Musée Guimet, Paris, France

 

MURAKAMI VS MURAKAMI, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, China

Bishojo - Young Pretty Girls in Art History, Museum of National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan

Kaikai Kiki Summer Show, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Monsters, Manga and Murakami, Musée en Herbe, Paris, France

 

2018

Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China

 

2017

Create Your Own Original Doraemon, Mori Art Center Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Islands, Constellations & Galapagos, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan

Murakami by Murakami, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

 

2016

Tokyo, the City I Know, at Dusk - It’s Like a Hallow In My Heart, Galerie Perrotin Seoul, South Korea

Sunset in My Heart, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

Megane To Tabisuru Bijyutsuten, Aomori Musum of Art, Aomori, Japan

 

2015

lost, Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo, Japan

 

Animamix Biennale 2015 – 2016, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

 

2014

Live On: Mr.’s Japanese Neo-Pop, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

 

Bishojo- Young Pretty Girls in Art History - 16 Perspectives for Studying the Idea of the bishojo, Aomori Museum, Aomori City, Japan

 

2013

Sweeet! Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

 

2012

Metamorphosis - Give Me Your Wings, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

 

A Nightmare is a Dream, Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, Japan

 

2010

Solo Exhibition Leeahn Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

 

Kyoto-Tokyo From Samurais to Mangas, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

 

2009

Neoteny Japan- Takahashi Collection, Yonago City Museum of Art, Yonago, Japan

Sacred Monsters, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

VRAOUM, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

 

Related link

www.kaikaikiki.co.jp