Bear & Cat Figure Series

BIKOH ART A3

The half bear and half cat “Bear & Cat” figure

series, made of soft vinyl, painted one by one.

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Moo Nanahoshi

Based in Tokyo, Japan

Muu Nanahoshi has exhibited at art museums and galleries inside and outside Japan, winning vari-ous awards.

Her 2D and 3D works come from her unique worldview.

The world is connected — to communicate this message, she paints all large works connectable when aligned.

In childhood, taking her house, wood, stones and the street as canvas, Muu absorbed herself in painting with pen, stones and wood chips. Every day, she had dreams as magnificent as movies in which characters and worlds emerged out of her unconscious where there was no boundary between reality and dreams.

Muu uses her world of dream and reality in her unconscious and  daily feelings as core, contemplates upon dream, ideal and reality and the past, present and future with her original view, mingles with her inner hardships, joy and sorrow, painting the world, letting it generate through her original filter.

At present, Muu expresses life and the Earth and the human world, painting milk, sea, sky, stars and the moon. “Strawberry Goldfish,” “Strawberry Daifuku,” and “Flowers” are her main icons, painting people she has met and daily feelings of the ordinary and extraordinary.

With her unique worldview, she paints reincarnation and parallel worlds as she desires.

Some lives look like the sea and others the sky.

Death of lives, hatred and various emotions give birth to “Flowers”. From “Flowers,” “Milk” is born. “Milk” gives birth to “Strawberry Daifuku” from which “Strawberry Goldfish” is naturally born to purify suffering and hatred.

“Strawberry Daifuku” shrinks and disappears after purification is complete. The sorrow becomes the tear of milk, which also purifies the world.

The rabbits, chihuahuas and cats born from “Milk” and “Strawberry Daifuku” living there are depicted as the sole creatures that can take an objective view on the world.

Muu also creates 3D and soft vinyl figures of these chihuahuas and cats.

Original handmade goods such as teddy bears and pouches can be found at shops and events in Japan.

 

For details:

https://www.instagram.com/nanahoshimuu/

https://www.facebook.com/nanahoshimuu

 

Awards

 2017 Heart Art in TOKYO 2017 Selected Artists Exhibition, Jury Special Prize

 2016 Heart Art in LISBON 2016, Gold Prize

 2016 Heart Art in TOKYO Selected Artists Exhibition, Director Award

 2015 In Memory of Manyo Mahoroba Exhibition, Honorary Director Award

 2015 Heart Art in TOKYO 2015 Selected Artists Exhibition, Bronze Award / Orange Ribbon Honorary Mention

 2014 Heart Art in KANAZAWA 2014 -Leap-, Selected Special Exhibition, Special Award

 2014 Nihon no Ehon, Bronze Award

 

Exhibitions

 2019 GIFTSHOW Autumn 2019, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

 2019 COMICCON SEOUL, COEX, Korea

 2019 CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN, Yuanshan Zhengyan Pavilion, Taiwan

 2018 COMICCON SEOUL, COEX, Korea

 2018 ART TOY CULTURE 2018, COEX, Korea

 2018 creatorEXPO, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan 13-17’

 2017 ART TOY CULTURE 2017, COEX, Korea

 2017 New Year’s Day at Imperial Hotel, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

 2016 13-Year Anniversary Exhibition TATSUYA ART COMPETITION 2016. Gallery Tatsuya, Nagoya, Japan

 2016 GIFTSHOW Autumn 2016, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan

 2016 The 2nd Oedo Kioicho Matsuri, Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, Japan

 2016 Abi Sun Art Gallery Event, Abi Sun Art Gallery, Chiba, Japan

 2016 Heart Art in FUKUOKA The 2nd The Day Art Gathers in Fukuoka Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Asian Art Museum, Japan

 2016 Oedo Kioicho Sakura Matsuri, Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, Japan

 2016 Sticker & Button Badge Exhibition, Atelier COMET, Tokyo, Japan

 2016 GIFTSHOW Spring 2016, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan

 2016 Mononoke Lottery Exhibition, Atelier COMET, Tokyo, Japan

 2015 Christmas Tree & Box Lottery, Atelier COMET, Tokyo, Japan

 2015 Spin Exhibition, ATOMLIVINTECH CO.,LTD, Tokyo, Japan

 2015 JAPAN ART&CRAFTS in PRAGUE, The Manes Exhibition Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia

 2015 Japan Expo, Parc des Expositions de Villepinte, Paris, France

 2015 White Cat Shop, Atelier COMET, Tokyo, Japan

 2015 Illustration Exhibition 2015 The Girls' Kaleidoscope, RECTO VERSO GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

 2015 Mint mint mint!, KoenjiGrain, Tokyo, Japan

 2015 The 18th AIDS Charity Exhibition, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

 2014 GIFTSHOW Autumn 2014, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan

 2014 Gallery Opening Exhibition, CLOVERplus, Kawagoe, Japan

 2014 POSTCARD LABORATORY, Shibuya Hikarie, Tokyo, Japan

 2014 Itten (one piece), Namba LOFT, Tokyo, Japan

 2014 Itten (one piece), Shibuya LOFT, Tokyo, Japan

 2014 SQUARE Exhibition, SPACE WOMb Gallery, New York, US

 2013 Stamp Exhibition, Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, Tokyo, Japan

 2012 Ribbon Exhibition, Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, Tokyo, Japan

 2011 T-Shirt Exhibition, limArt, Tokyo, Japan

 2011 T-Shirt Exhibition, Omotesando Hills, Tokyo, Japan

and many more

Art Style:
  • Street Art
  • Modernism
  • Sculptures
Art Medium:
  • Ceramic art
Size and orientation:
  • Small
Dimensions: approx 6x10cm
Colour:
  • Beige
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Bronze
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Monochrome
  • Orange
  • Peach
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White
  • Yellow
Price Range:
  • $10 - $500
Price: AED670 (USD185)
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