ARTISTS



OKOKUME
Spain
B. 1985

Barcelona based artist Okokume (b.1985), Laura Mas alter ego. From the early age of 8 years she went to an art academy in her hometown Mataró (Barcelona).

She represents a world full of girls in the form of spirits with turquoise skin, souls that defend us from all the bad things that surrounds the world. These little creatures levitate near or through humans without being seen to influence their decisions properly.

She considers herself part of the Lowbrow movement (Pop Surrealism) and has exhibited in galleries of cities around the world such as Los Angeles (USA), Berlin (Germany), Gold Coast (Australia), among many others.

 



ERIC SO
Hong Kong
B. 1968

From working in the advertising industry in the 90's to becoming a multi-media artist and creator; from hosting personal exhibitions to making himself exposed to new areas in the world of artwork, Eric So’s “The Art of Bruce Lee” world tour brought him huge success and fame throughout the world.

After 2000, he has used action figurines as the medium of creation to showcase his art and to release all kinds of whimsy. With realistic engraving techniques and unique styles of cartoon design, the combination of these two extremes has established the new term "Designer Toy".

In addition to the creation of action figurines, he has led the trend in cross-border creation across the world: fashion clothing, eyewear accessories, record packaging, stage design, chocolate, and so on, reflecting the attitude of "life needs art, art is everywhere" in human lives.

Due to the fascinating work of a series of "So Fun", "So Fun" has also become the universal name for Eric. It shows that his personality and works are inseparable, which is a successful example of how artists and their works merge.

In Eric So’s creation, he tries to add the element of business into art, using art to smoothen the hard edges of commerce and the rationality it brings; just like our Chinese yin and yang theory – one yin and one yang, acting as an equaliser and creating an elegant coexistence.

To date, Eric So is a full-time artist and creative director of Papamamason. His art is rooted in Hong Kong and is the core of his unique thinking and creation of art that is spreading to the whole world.

 



HORIHIRO MITOMO
Japan
B. 1981

三巴 彫ひろ 1981年8月2日生まれ A型 秋田県出身。 刺青と浮世絵をこよなく愛している。 掌に彫ってある彫の字は、人生を彫りに捧げた証。

THREE TIDES TATTOO (スリータイズ タトゥー) ホームアーティスト

Mitomo Horihiro who is a well-known tattoo artist and he is specialize on the traditional Japanese “tebori” style method.

He is also one of the best modern artist do traditional style art (ukiyo-e style ) which is a traditional Japanese style that from the 17th to 19th centuries usually done as woodblock prints and paintings.

With his experience and amazing skills and technique, he create quite a few modern ukiyo-e style painting and drawing.

 



UKIYOEMON MITOMOYA
Japan
B.1981

三巴屋 うきよゑもん

THREE TIDES TATTOO (スリータイズ タトゥー) ホームアーティスト

Osaka based Japanese artist , Ukiyoemon. He created an iconic series of works “Floating world picture of Salaryman”. Which is a record of life and experience.

Ukiyoemon have input the modern elements into traditional Ukiyoe format, mixed with culture and politics.

 

 



YEUNG HOK TAK
Hong Kong
B.1970

Tak, Yeung Hok Tak was born in 1970 and grew up in Hong Kong. His debut personal graphic novel "How Blue was my Valley", was published in 2002, has received much applause and attention from the local and international comic scenes. His weekly comics section "The Psychic's fairy tales" had been collected and published in book format for 6 issues, so as his another 2 books of comic strip "Cool blooded theatre".

In recent years, he has kept exploring the world of pop arts, having his first solo exhibition at Hulahoop gallery of Hongkong at 2008. In 2013, he and Mel Stringer from Australia, were selected to exhibit their works at FOIL Gallery, at Kyoto, Japan. “Meltak show” was curated by Yoshitomo Nara. In March, 2016, his solo exhibition of paintings, aka “The harbour”, was held at Hong Kong Harbour City, thus formally shifting his comic career to painting.