When you find "something" you like in your daily life, people sometimes feel bright and joyful, as if their hearts have been colored.
This is also true for art.
Something that stimulates the senses, something that attracts us without reason, something that makes us want to keep looking at it and touching it.
Contemporary art is very close to us, just as we find our favorite "one" at a moment's notice.
It is right next to us!
We hope you will enjoy the world of ocomoco, who creates bags full of originality by combining unique fabrics in sophisticated ways, and Riyo, who uses dyed fabrics to create works of art with vivid colors and creative compositions, and find a piece for yourself.
ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Started making bags with a sewing machine in 1993.
Self-taught in bag making, she creates one-of-a-kind bags with unique fabric combinations that are easy to use.
Main publication history
Bunkamura Winter Collection
Budoya Gallery "Season's Ware Exhibition
ocomoco Bag Exhibition" ie Studio Niigata
ocomoco Bag Exhibition", Gallery Tofu, Tsuruoka, Yamagata
Gallery Kaibikan, "Four Artists in April Exhibition
Fei art gallery, "Spring Brilliance Exhibition
Kanagawa Craft Artists Exhibition", Takashimaya Department Store, Yokohama
Ebisu Mitsukoshi Glass Square
Isetan Sagamihara Store
and many more
We want to have a bag that is beautiful and comfortable to use anytime, anywhere, for any occasion, and for women to express themselves.
We hope you will have such an encounter with our bags.
ocomoco proposes bags that are cheerful and fun to carry.
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Department of Crafts, and completed the Master's program in the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
Harada Scholarship Fund Prize from Tokyo University of the Arts
Selected for the Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program '12
M.F.A. in Design, University of the Arts London
Mainly produces works using dyed cloth, and is involved in exhibitions and public works mainly in department stores in Tokyo.
Oakwood Residence Akasaka/Aoyama, Entrance lobby art
Royal Park Hotel The Haneda, guest room art
J.I.N. Corporation (JINS eyewear)
UNIQLO store display design (Ikebukuro Sunshine 21 store/2015), etc.
Shapes of heart
Love is sometimes a very difficult thing.
The feelings that come unexpectedly cause unnatural rhythms in human behavior.
We become unsure of ourselves, we try to disguise the truth, and the frustration of not being able to express ourselves appears.
The frustration of not being able to express, the insecurities and insecurities that are hidden in plain sight.
They are not sure how to handle them, and they can become vain, and thereby lose sight of what is really necessary.
But I think this clumsiness is also a lovable human nature, as if we are living in the flesh.