SHIBUKARU MATSURI goes to BANGKOK
SHIBUKARU MATSURI goes to BANGKOK was held at The Jam factory, Bangkok, Thailand in June 2015, with backup from BOOSTER, Parco's incubation crowd funding. The opening attracted over 600 guests.
Ten units of creators selected from Shibukaru Matsuri, which has seen four editions so far, and seven units from Bangkok competed to present their works.
One particular creator imagined the air in Bangkok, while another creator arrived a month early and presented wonderful work from midst of life in the city.
The event also gave rise to exchange between creators.
Even across borders, PARCO will continue to support the youthful energy that arms itself with its own heartfelt uniqueness.
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Born in 1984, she is popular among followers of fashion and Otaku culture because of her unique coloring and Bishojo graphic art. She started live painting performances in 2007 under the name Ai☆Madonna on the streets of Akihabara. Whether in Japan or abroad, her artistic activities range from painting, plastics, illustrations, and live painting to production of replicas of her artworks. Her recent solo exhibitions include “It’s not my fault I look pale!” (2014, pixiv Zingaro/Tokyo) and “Happy Yellow...” (2014, Village Vanguard Shibuya Udagawa/Tokyo), as well as the group exhibition “IMPACTS! -勢み-” (2014, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art/USA).
Mai Oita(Saigo no Shudan)
The video team of Ayumu Arisaka, Mai Oita, and Ren Kohata have been active in the video and graphic media field, and their work has become popular on TV shows and through music videos. They recently displayed work at the exhibition “Creature Worlds” (2014, Rice University Art Gallery/USA), created a video for Hohaba Quiz on the NHK Educational TV program Shakeen!, filmed the 2014S/S Collection movie Dear Prince, and created the book for the fashion collection by the brand IamI. Their music video Yakenohara/RELAXIN won the New Face Award in the Entertainment Category of the Japan Media Arts Festival 2013. They also won the Grand Prize in the promotion video contest for Tabito Nanao’s Kensaku Shonen (2013).
Kanitta Meechubot is an illustrator and model maker. A Central Saint Martins graduate, and now based in Bangkok. She produces intricate, handcrafted illustrations for international clients as well as exhibiting worldwide. She enjoys experimenting with collage, paper cutting and dry flowers to bring her childhood memory comes to life.
Yoswadi Krutklom (YOS)
Yoswadi Kruklom is an illustrator based in New York. She graduated from Silpakorn University and continued her art education at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. In this time, she discovered her painting style and continue her career in illustration in New York.
The male and female artists Nabuchi and Eri Homma work together as one unit. The Kyun-Chome project started from their concept of “You can only Kyun-Chome about this world?!.” As artists, they consistently challenge the concept of human karma in different places with different methods: visitors to the “Flower xx” (2012) exhibition had to trample the flower bed before entering the venue; at the “Like howling to the farther world” (2013), visitors simply continued howling at the area struck by the Great East Japan earthquake; and at “Nanika ni Tsuna gatteiru” (2014), attendees call to someone in the sea of trees, which is one of the most famous suicide sites in Japan. Their recent solo exhibitions include “Koko dewanai Dokoka” (NAO NAKAMURA) and “Nanika ni Tsunagatteiru” (Shinjyuku Ganka Gallery). The two artists won the 17thTaro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art.
Kyoko Yasuhara a.k.a. Chinjao Rosu
The contemporary artist was born in 1990 and entered the art school “Tensai High School!!!!,” a seminar for contemporary art practices by the leader of the art unit Chim↑Pom, Ryuta Ushiro in 2014. Her recent exhibitions include “Tensai High School!!!! 5th group exhibition, Catcher in My World” (2014) and “Shibu-Cul Matsuri” (2014). Regardless of the media, he creates videos, flat-surface works, and comics using a body motif.
The director/planner/producer was born in 1986. After becoming a theatrical (space, video, music, and dance) director in Germany and England, she joined the advertisement industry in Tokyo. She started directing TV commercials and Web videos and then started the creative planning of mixing space, video, and interaction. She creates devices and mechanisms that exceed the framework of advertisements and focuses on experience and culture creation in fashion shows and window displays. In 2014, she started her career as a freelance creative director, mainly in the field of advertisement, mixed media, education and design.
The picture/comic/animation artist completed a graphic design major in the master’s program at Tama Art University Graduate School. Representative works are “Fantasy picture of the quest of a schoolchild and shrimp tempura,” “A comic which feels inhumane but somewhat stupid,” and “A 30 fps high-speed spark ling animation.” Exhibitions have been held with Kaikaikiki at pixiv Zingaro for a shared gallery of pixiv. In addition to the work as an artist, he also created a video for Client Work. His portfolio website NuQ no HP has become popular, and he has sequential content on informative websites for short animation films. He was selected for the Project to Support the Nurturing of Media Arts Creators in FY 2014.
Junejune is a new rising star as an actor of Thai indie film industry, a.k.a a heroin of “Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy” (2013) by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. Although she is still in a practice activity in the second year, faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn university majoring in Fashion and Textiles, she daily shows inter-disciplinal talents from fashion, graphic, illustration, curation and photography, on her instagram with on over 50,000 followers.
A painter based in Tokyo, her murals are exhibited in Laforet Harajuku, Parco, Isetan, and Muji. She works both in Japan and abroad and has collaborated with Nylon in New York and performed in art shows and painted murals in LA, Costa Mesa, Paris, and Hong Kong. As an artist, she loves to paint on large walls, and her monotone stateless touch is impressive. Her recent activities include the solo exhibition “Park’s Gray” (Gallery Target/Tokyo), the TBS TV program Japan, Tokyo 25, a performance at Dickies 90th Anniversary Book, and art for the Namie Amuro Tour Photo Book.
Yellow Fang are most popular girl band among Bangkok’s local indie music scene. Yellow Fang are a group of friends from Chulalongkorn University. In November 2008, the first EP was released. In the end, the girls favored the charm of the lo-fi sound over modern high fi techniques. Thus, the Yellow Fang sound was born. In 2011, Yellow Fang attracted Erlend Oye of Kings of Convenience while playing at a club. Erlend and the girls hit it off and soon, they collaborated on the song “selfish”. Erlend was the producer & mentor. In 2012, Yellow Fang released there 2nd EP “unreal” with the song “unreal” retaining #1 spot in Fat Radio for 4 weeks. Later the song “Hom pa” was #1 for 2 weeks. August 2012, Yellow Fang finally broke through to the international stage. The girls were invited to play at SUMMER SONIC music featival Japan and Club Quattro. They were received very well by the Japanese people selling out CD’s and merchandise. Yellow Fang have developed a strong following with many gigs around town through the year. They released their first full album “The greatest” and this full album are distributed in Japan also.
Minchaya Chayosumrit is a graphic designer based in Bangkok. She graduated from Silpakorn University and continued her education at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Her works cross the line between design and craft, as you can also see her at her hand-printed works at “THE ARCHIVIST” (thearchivist.co).
Shizu Mizuno calls her studio a comprehensive entertainment facility to deliver unprecedented and eccentric expressions as a creative artist. Apart from pictures and text, she uses herself as the vehicle of expression in her comics. Since winning the Grand Prize of Miss iD2015, an audition to find an idol for the next generation, she also performs. Her recent exhibitions include the solo “Mizuno Shizu Ten” (2014, Koenji Dare Devil/ Tokyo) and the group “The Catcher in the Cherry Field♡” (2014, Smart Ship Gallery/Tokyo) exhibitions.
Jirayu Koo is well known illustrator in Europe and USA.She graduated from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang and continued her education at London College of Communication, Creative Media Programme. Her work as she claim that come from “Passionate about details and take inspiration from everything in life.” that outstanding by using collage and her lovely illustration.
Noriko Nakazato is fashion designer who was born in 1988 and graduated as valedictorian from Rikkyo University in 2011. She learned fashion design at coconogacco from 2011 under the guidance of Yoshikazu Yamagata and Mikio Sakabe. She majored in art education at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Tokyo University of the Arts in 2012 and is now a doctoral candidate. Recently, she won the Bijutsu Techo Award at 3331 Art Fair Tokyo (2014) and the Swarovski Award, the Grand Prize of the Jewelry Category of the International Talent Support (ITS) sponsored by Diesel (2014).
CREATIVE DIRECTOR：Michihiko Yanai
CREATIVE PRODUCER：Mao Hirai
COPY WRITER・DESIGNER：Mitsuru Murahashi
COORDINATION：PRACTICAL Design Studio
Yukari Ohyama・Takeshi Kudo・Risako Hayashi(RCKT/Rocket Company*）Kazuhiro Kimura(Maamaa)
SHOOTING SUPPORT：The Jam Factory