Artist statement

TOM●KAは日本のカワイイサブカル文化とアートのボーダーで遊ぶオタクアーティスト。2.5D 和ポップをテーマとする彼女の作品はデジタル"絵"ラストレーションにデコを施し、おもわずクスッとなるような世界観を演出する。ファウンドオブジェクトを組み立てて作る世界観はオタク文化そのものをファウンドオブジェクトと捉える思考もある。一方でソフトパワーを使った”HAPPY ART”を強くコンセプトにしており、見てる人が力を抜いて楽しめるような作品を目指す。

TOMKA is an otaku-artist playing with the border between Japanese "kawaii" subculture and high art.  Her 2.5-dimension, traditional "wa" aesthetic-infused pop art consists of carefully decoration on original digital illustration. The viewer can't help but react with a giggle when experiencing the worldscape she directs. By building onto the canvas with found-objects, she captures the world of otaku culture itself. Meanwhile, Soft Power fuels her HAPPY ART, which aims to release the tension of her viewers. Just relax and enjoy︎


Education

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN     New York, U.S.A
2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts

KEIO UNIVERSITY     TOKYO, JAPAN
2012 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy


Show

2017

  • The Other Art Fair /Nov @ Torino, Italy
  • CENSORED KAWAII –eros is lovely- (Solo show) /Oct @ ARTnSHELTER, Japan
  • Parsons BFA Fine Arts Thesis Show /May @ Parsons 25 East 13th street, USA
  • Kawaii Gaze (Solo show) /March @Ouchi Gallery Ⅲ, USA
  • Parsons BFA Fine Arts Open Studio /March @ Parsons 25 East 13th street, USA
  • HOME The 11th 100 Artists Exhibition /February @Ouchi Gallery, USA

2016

  • Parsons BFA Fine Arts Open Studio /November @Parsons 25 East 13th street, USA
  • The Day After Tomorrow /April @Parsons 25 East 13th street, USA
  • 5x7 /March @Parsons 25 East 13th street, USA

2015

  • WOT FOR /December @Parsons 25 East 13th street, USA

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