Artwork, Exhibition & Installation

[solo exhibition] shun kawakami: snow landscapes

September 21 , 2015

[solo exhibition] shun kawakami:
snow landscapes (25.Sep. - 4.Oct. 2015)
at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne.

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shun kawakami:
snow landscapes

Shun Kawakami's Snow landscapes exhibition at Backwoods gallery features a series of digital works on paper through which this talented and versatile Japanese artist and designer masterfully plays with light and shadows.
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For his latest show coming up at Backwoods Gallery, entitled Snow Landscapes, Japanese artist Shun Kawakami will present a series of digital works presented on a variety of supporting materials, such as hand-crafted gold and silver leaf, custom-made wood paper and Washi - the traditional Japanese paper. What's printed on those papers is the artist's recognisable pieces which play with light and shadows masterfully. Inspired by the longstanding Japanese love for empty spaces (Yohaku) and intervals (Ma), Shun Kawakami creates images that are juxtaposed by subjects and their surroundings, complex and condensed in their own right.

The sharp borders of subjects in Shun Kawakami's images appear as works of calligraphy, clearly outstanding from their bright backgrounds, alluding to the existence and, at the same time, non-existence of everything within the boundaries of the artworks. Focusing on the "filled-out" spaces as much as on the "shallow" ones, Shun Kawakami looks to express his visions through his concepts, but also his mediums. He finds the different kinds of paper he uses in his work to be of crucial importance in carrying the message, as his subjects interact with each of them in a very unique way. In a balanced state between light and darkness, the artist places own imagination and reality, making them happen in a single moment.

The works of Shun Kawakami wonder somewhere between the abstraction and tension placed in the splatters of liquids across his digital canvases, and the realism and peacefulness of his forms, which suggest perfectly possible scenarios. Although these are individual works, sometimes it would seem as if they're only building a bigger picture that the viewers are left to imagine, triggered by settling visual hints.

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Shun Kawakami
Japanese artist and designer Shun Kawakami was born in Fukagawa, Tokyo in 1977. This versatile artist has been involved in many creative endeavours, including design, branding, video, installation, interactive art and space production. In 2001, his curiosity and interest into different spheres of life has lead him to become the founder and director of artless Inc, a branding and creative agency for art, design and business. Through his agency, Shun Kawakami has worked with brands and clients like B&B Italia, H&M, Nike, Starbucks and the V&A Museum, among many others.

Shun Kawakami is the recipient of many prestigious international awards, including the 2010 Gold Award at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, for a video he created for a Finnish tv channel. He is also a member of the New York Art Directors Club (NY ADC), D&AD (London) and the Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc. Shun Kawakami is also very dedicated to sponsoring and curating exhibitions and artistic projects in his homeland Japan and overseas. In 2008, he participated in the Kansei-Japan Design Exhibition" at Les Arts Décoratifs (Musée du Louvre, Paris), to mark the 150th year of Japan-France exchange.

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shun kawakami / facebook page :
https://www.facebook.com/shunkawakami2

credits :
artist: shun kawakami
produced by Backwoods Gallery
directior: Alexander Mitchell
curator: Sean Carroll
manager: Tom Groves

Artwork

art for hotel / satoyama jujo by jijujin

March 26 , 2015

[art] shun kawakami in Satoyaka Jujo, Niigata, Japan.
* hotel: satoyama jujo by jijujin

credits :
artist: shun kawakami
project management and art direction: artless Inc.
creative direction : Toru Iwasa and Jiyu-jin
photographer: kyohei matsuda (mash creative)

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Artwork

H&M Kyoto : new store opening collaboration artist - shun kawakami

December 13 , 2014

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"H&M Kyoto"
new store opening collaboration artist - shun kawakami
at H&M (Kyoto, Japan)

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credit :
art and design: shun kawakami
design: kazuki kaneko, artless Inc.
agency: en one tokyo
client: H&M Japan


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Artwork

Poster Art for HONDA "INSIGHT"

June 05 , 2013

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Poster Art for HONDA "INSIGHT" 2013
artwork by shun kawakami, artless
callography by gen miyamura
client: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Artwork

Projection Mapping on TOYOTA AURIS

August 26 , 2012

Projection Mapping on TOYOTA AURIS
at Daikanyama Art Street

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credit :
art direction and artwork: shun kawakami (artless)
motion graphic and projection mapping: yu maruno (GLMV)
client: Daikanyama Ar Street
sponsor: TOYOTA

Projection Mapping on TOYOTA AURIS at Daikanyama Art Street from shun kawakami on Vimeo.

Artwork, Exhibition & Installation

arnk: solo exhibition of shun kawakami - view

December 30 , 2011

arnk: solo exhibition of shun kawakami
2011.12.4 - 2012.1.9

[view]
at hotel anteroom kyoto

artwork, art direction, design : shun kawakami (artless)
exhibition preparation : tatsuhiko yamaguchi (TRNK)¥

photography : yuu kawakami (artless tokyo)
















Artwork

Poster for Tokyo Graphic Passport at Centre Pompidou (Paris, France)

September 21 , 2011

Poster for Tokyo Graphic Passport at Centre Pompidou (Paris, France)
Exhibition / Symposium / Workshop

Exhibition / Tokyo Graphic Posters and Tapestries
2011.9.22 (Thurs) - 10.3 (Mon)
AM11:00 - PM9:00
at Centre Pompidou B1F Forum Space

artist:
Atsuki Kikuchi / groovisions / Hideki Inaba /
Hideki Nakajima / Issay Kitagawa / Kamikene /
Katsunori Aoki / Kashiwa Sato / Kazunari Hattori /
Masayoshi Kodaira / Naoki Sato / OHGUSHI /
Semitransparent Design / Seiichi Hishikawa /
Shun Kawakami / Takeshi Hamada / tycoongraphics /
Yasushi Fujimoto / WOW / +81

http://www.grapass.net/2011/eng/paris/exhibition.html

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credit:
artwork, design and photography: shun kawakami
calligraphy: gen miyamura
photography(moon): ichigo sugawara

printed by graph.(japan)
offset print (4c) / paper: moderatorn

back side:

Artwork

ISETAN | the stage (new year 2011)

July 24 , 2011

ISETAN | the stage
"bokusho" new year 2011
2011. 1/2, 3, 4

credit :
art direction + artwork : shun kawakami (artless)

stage design : t/m
calligraphy : gen miyamura
produce : pranks
client : ISETAN Co.,ltd.

ISETAN SHOW WINDOW [Website]
http://www.isetan.co.jp/icm2/jsp/store/shinjuku/event/show_window/

photo :
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ISETAN : the stage / "bokusho" (new year 2011) from shun kawakami on Vimeo.

Artwork

artwork for HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO

July 24 , 2011

HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO
installation work / original print

http://hotel-anteroom.com/

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making via. blog :
[preparation] artwork for hotel anteroom kyoto / set up by TRNK
[printing] Printing on KIN-HAKU
[printing] Printing on Wood paper
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" moon | waning crescent 2011" [print art] at Entrance
price 1,500,000JPY
(+tax)
print on gold leaf + top coat + dosa (a liquid made of weak nikawa and myoban that preps the paper) + wood panel + stamp/signed
size: W4,720mm x H1680mm (A1 x 8)
(Edition: 1/2)

Courtesy of imura art gallery, kyoto

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" view | wind from kyoto " [print art] at Main Dining
price 500,000JPY
(+tax)
print on original wood paper (forest thinnings) + wood panel + stamp/signed
size: W2,610mm x H255mm ((W870mm x H255mm)) x 3)
(Edition: 1/5)

Courtesy of imura art gallery, kyoto

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hotel view :

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Photography by Yoshiro Masuda
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Artwork

tradition with modern

July 17 , 2011

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tration with modern [print art] (signed)
price 550,000JPY (+tax)
print on wood paper / gold leaf / silver leaf + top coat + dosa (a liquid made of weak nikawa and myoban that preps the paper) + wood panel
size: W590mm x H1680mm (A1)
(Edition: 1/5)

artwork by shun kawakami
calligraphy by gen miyamura

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Artwork

Mind Map

July 17 , 2011

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" Mind Map "
price 550,000JPY (+tax)
print on wood paper / gold leaf / silver leaf + top coat + dosa (a liquid made of weak nikawa and myoban that preps the paper) + wood panel
size: W590mm x H1680mm (A1)
(Edition: 1/5)

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BUDOUZU for KRUG

May 13 , 2011

" 葡萄図 -budouzu- for KRUG [print art] "
print on washi (Japanese Rice Paper) + wood panel + stamp/signed
size: W1800mm x H2400mm ({W600mm x H2400mm} x 3)
(Edition: 1/2)

artwork by shun kawakami
calligraphy by gen miyamura

Courtesy of imura art gallery, kyoto

all view :
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part 1 :

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part 2 :

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part 3 :

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Artwork, Exhibition & Installation

"moon" at TIME & STYLE MIDTOWN (Tokyo)

November 28 , 2010

SILENTSEEING MOON IN TIME & STYLE
exhibition of art and photography

2010. 9.11.sat - 12.24.sun
at TIME & STYLE MIDTOWN

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"moon" [print art]
price 550,000JPY
(+tax)
print on gold leaf / silver leaf + top coat + dosa (a liquid made of weak nikawa and myoban that preps the paper) + wood panel
size: W590mm x H1680mm (A1 x 2)
(Edition: 1/2)

artwork by shun kawakami
calligraphy by gen miyamura

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"ballon as vase" [video art] 100,000JPY
(Edition: 1/10)

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"ikebana" [print art] 100,000JPY [SOLD OUT]
(Edition: 1/2)

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Poster Art for INFRAME at Dining Room

November 25 , 2010

Online Store / rumors
http://rumors.jp/inframe/5290.html

INFRAME
http://inframe.jp/

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Artwork

artwork "view 7m" for hotel Nuts

March 12 , 2010

Project name : Hotel NUTS
Completion Date : 2009.12
Type : Interior Design
Location : Shinjyuku,Tokyo,JPN
Total floor Area : 141sqm

Interior design: upsetters architects

Graphic Art :
view 7m
artwork by shun kawakami (artless)
caligraphy by gen miyamura
size : W7,000mmm x H841mm
Print : UV Ink on Wood Paper

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The hotel is conveniently located, which is just 10 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station and on the side of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Its bilingual staff serves the overseas visitors very well.To invite more customers from other countries, an universal room was required. The other three rooms were needed to be capable of accommodating much more people per room to meet the demands of families and youth.We attempted to create a special Japanese space balancing the Japan-ness, the element of Japan-style room, delighting overseas customers and its history and memory accumulated there.We focused on three points. First of all, some of the walls, which were carefully selected considering the sense of touch and natural light, are exposed. In addition, "sumi"s, markings for construction guidance, were deliberately left. Finally, the minimum Japan-style elements, the light well in the universal room and the tatami floors of the others, were added. Consequently, it became extremely Japanese and people can feel its unique stateliness and tenseness there.The reason why tatami flooring was chosen was that people can utilise the floor in various ways by putting futon down and away. To advance its tenseness, hemmed tatamis were arranged together with vinyl flooring.Although it was just one floor that we concerned, the balance with the other floors also had to be considered. To achieve the balance as a whole, the design of its lift floor was not completely changed but just adjusted. Instead, to make the entrance impressive, the wooden gate was installed on the boundary between the lift floor and the corridor. The ceiling of the common corridor is covered with the 7-metre-long work by Shun Kawakami, an artist. Additionally, the effective lighting design makes the artwork stand out and their combination raises people's expectation of the guest rooms.

Artwork

alphabet D

February 12 , 2010

alphabet D [hisomu]
artwork by Shun Kawakami
calligraphy by gen miyamura

price 550,000JPY (+tax)
print on gold leaf / silver leaf / wood paper + top coat + dosa (a liquid made of weak nikawa and myoban that preps the paper) + wood panel
size: W590mm x H1680mm (A1)
(Edition: 1/5)

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Artwork

alphabet B

February 12 , 2010

alphabet B [hisomu]
artwork by Shun Kawakami
calligraphy by gen miyamura

price 550,000JPY (+tax)
print on gold leaf / silver leaf / wood paper + top coat + dosa (a liquid made of weak nikawa and myoban that preps the paper) + wood panel
size: W590mm x H1680mm (A1)
(Edition: 1/5)

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Artwork

Artwork for RICH magazine

January 27 , 2010

Artwork for RICH magazine
artwork and photo direction by Shun Kawakami
photography by Shoji Uchida

* RICH magazine www.richmagazine.jp

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Artwork

[video art] balloon as vase / shunkawakami + EDP

November 11 , 2009

[video art]
balloon as vase / shunkawakami + EDP

artwork by shun kawakami (artless)
motion graphic by EDP
balloon by daisy ballon
calligraphy by gen miyamura
photography by yuu kawakami

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Artwork

Artwork for Art with Sound™

June 11 , 2008

Artwork by Shun Kawakami
Calligraphy by Gen Miyamura
Sound by noiselessly

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"Artwork with sound system"
500,000JPY (SOLD OUT)
(Edition: 1/1)
Size: A1 (594(w) x 841(H)mm) with Sound system
Print: Giclee - Pigment ink / Paper: Washi on wood panel

Artwork

ikebana 1-4

May 01 , 2008

Artwork and design by Shun Kawakami
Illustration, Suibokuga, Drawing by Tadashi Ura
Photography by Taisuke Koyama

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Limited poster art (stamp and signed)
Edition: 10

Size: A1 (594(w) x 841(H)mm)
Print: Giclee - Pigment ink

125,000 JPY

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ikebana 4-9

May 01 , 2008

Artwork and design by Shun Kawakami
Illustration, Suibokuga, Drawing by Tadashi Ura
Photography by Taisuke Koyama

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Limited poster art (stamp and signed)
Edition: 10

Size: A1 (594(w) x 841(H)mm)
Print: Giclee - Pigment ink

125,000 JPY

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ikebana no.0-10

May 01 , 2008

Artwork by Shun Kawakami
Illustration, Suibokuga, Drawing by Tadashi Ura
Photography by Taisuke Koyama

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Limited poster art (stamp and signed)
Edition: 10

Size: A1 (594(w) x 841(H)mm)
Print: Giclee - Pigment ink

125,000 JPY

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Artwork

ikebana 1-4, 5-9 on skate board

March 04 , 2008

for FTC
collaboration art deck
2008.3

Edition : 100 [each 50]


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artwork by shun kawakami
illustration by tadashi ura
photography by taisuke koyama

Artwork

texture : isseymiyake.com

February 07 , 2008

for ISSEY MIYAKE INC.
2008. 1.

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Artwork

smart as vase

February 02 , 2008

Artwork by Shun Kawakami
Photography by Taisuke Koyama
2007.10.
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Artwork

texture : edo - ansei ‘6

January 05 , 2008

for HITSPAPER™
2008.1.

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Artwork

texture : matsu (pine tree)

January 05 , 2008

text :
WOW Tokyo Sendai London

texture :
松 matsu (pine tree)

for WOW
2008.1.

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Artwork

[video art] tenspace by wow

January 01 , 2008

Motoin Graphic by WOW Tiokyo
Artworks by shun kawakami(artless)
Music by Masato Hatanaka

Artwork

null as vase

November 11 , 2007

art and design for
dual city sessions 2007
japan (design tide) - singapore (singapore design festival)

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null™ by artless
with giulianoFujiwara

day:
DesignTide 2007 in Tokyo

web
dual city sessions - singapore
www.dualcitysessions.com
 
null*
www.nullartless.com

Exhibition Design by
upsetters architects

Limited poster (signed)
Price: 200 Euros + P&H - from Tokyo/Japan
Edition: 50 only

Size: A1 (594(w) x 841(H)mm)
Print: Giclee - Pigment ink / Paper: Washi

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poster art for wow10

July 19 , 2007

for WOW10 : art book and DVD

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the ADC 86th Annual Awards (NewYork)

April 01 , 2007

the ADC 86th Annual Awards (NewYork)

GRAPHIC DESIGN:
POSTER DESIGN/PROMOTIONAL
"null in Osaka & Nagoya"
prize: "Merit"

art direction and design: shun kawakami

Link (ADC NY):
http://www.adcglobal.org/archive/annual/?year=2&id=830

86th Annual Awards Gala (Photo Album):
http://www.adcglobal.org/adc/events/photos/?id=12

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The Art Directors Club (NY)
http://www.adcglobal.org/

the ADC 86th Annual Awards
http://www.adcawards.org/

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Artwork

Mind Map

January 02 , 2007

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Mind Map [print art]
for +81 magazine 10th Aniversary Exhibition,

at Esso Gallery, Chelsea, New York.

Size: W 728mm / H 2060mm
Print: Pigment ink - 顔料インク
Paper: Paulownia - 桐の紙

Date: November 2006
Edition: 2

Price:
15,000 USD

Artwork

Mind Map [sound interaction]

December 13 , 2006

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Mind Map [sound interaction]
for +81 magazine 10th Aniversary Exhibition,

at Esso Gallery, Chelsea, New York.

Date: November 2006

Concept, Art Direction, Design: shun kawakami
Interactive Development: wataru sumita


© artless Inc. All rights reserved.art direction + design by artless (tokyo) / interactive design by manmaru (paris) / sound by noiselessly