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loopool is a creative office belong to Ko. Machiyama(illustrator) and Kotaro Machiyama(painter).

SOLO EXHIBITION
2010 SETSU GALLERY,Tokyo and more..

GROUP EXHIBITION
2014 ASYAAF 2014, Seoul, Korea
2011 The six time “Daikokuya contemporary art award” ,Tochigi
2009 “ART&PHOTO BOOK EXHIBITION”,Shinjyuku Ganka Garou,Tokyo
“The third time VISUAL ART AWARD BY INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COLLEGE”
Winning exhibition,[Bikkuai] 6F citizens gallery,Hukusima
2008 “roji ART EXHIBITION「hekigaten」”, rojicafe,Tokyo and more..

PRIZE/SELECTED
2015
ARTslant, the 2nd 2015 Showcase competition(abstract),…

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  • Born on April 19
  • Joined October 13, 2011

Favorite materials

Pencil, Acrylics, Photoshop, Canvas

About

loopool is a creative office belong to Ko. Machiyama(illustrator) and Kotaro Machiyama(painter).

SOLO EXHIBITION
2010 SETSU GALLERY,Tokyo and more..

GROUP EXHIBITION
2014 ASYAAF 2014, Seoul, Korea
2011 The six time “Daikokuya contemporary art award” ,Tochigi
2009 “ART&PHOTO BOOK EXHIBITION”,Shinjyuku Ganka Garou,Tokyo
“The third time VISUAL ART AWARD BY INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COLLEGE”
Winning exhibition,[Bikkuai] 6F citizens gallery,Hukusima
2008 “roji ART EXHIBITION「hekigaten」”, rojicafe,Tokyo and more..

PRIZE/SELECTED
2015
ARTslant, the 2nd 2015 Showcase competition(abstract), selected(USA)
2014
Illustrative Branding (Hong Kong, China)
The 3×3 Illustration Annual No.11, Honorable Mention(USA)
2012
NIKKEI newspaper (Japan)
Fashion illustration FILE 2012 (Japan)
ILLUST NOTE No.22(Japan)
2011
Rooms Magazine Issue 07(London)
Fashion illustration FILE 2011 (Japan)
Cutting edge illustration (Germany)
Sapporo Pre-Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition 2011 International Art-Proposal Competition selected
The six time “Daikokuya contemporary art award” selected
Tokyo TDC 2011 selected poster used my illustration
Graphic Design in Japan 2011 selected poster used my illustration
2010
200 Best Illustrators (Austria)
SETU exhibition selected
2009
“IRATU” Illustration competition selected
The third time “VISUAL ART AWARD BY INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COLLEGE” Mariko Abe award winning
2008
SETU exhibition winning a award Malman painting materials award winning

Career
2011 Setu・Mode Seminar graduation.
2004 Tokyo Zokei University of Art and design subject dye major graduation

belongs to “BUILDING” and “Professional illusrators Group ILLUSTRATORS TSUSHIN”

Client
Magazine House,Ltd., CCC Media House Co.,Ltd., WWD JAPAN, AFAR, Yamakoshi group, ATSUGI Co.,Ltd, Seibundo Shinkosha Co.,Ltd., Bungeishunju Ltd., SHINCHOSHA, Setagaya Voluntee Association, GENTOSHA INC.,URBAN, Hituji Incubation Sauare inc., KODANSHA, Shueisha inc.,Emirates, Tokyo National Museum,Chuokoron-Shinsha.inc., bolabo.lab, Kongo Shuppan, MUTRON, Suntory, LG Japan,American Home Direct, EDUCA&QUEST, Tokio Marine & Nichido Communications Co.,Ltd.
and more..

Artist’s Statement (Kotaro Machiyama)
…Combining the desire to get closer to an object that I am attracted to and thinking about it in a time other than the present…

“I want to draw it, because it is beautiful” is same as “I want to be like that, because it looks cool” or “I want to sing, because it seems fun.” This is the first condition of “the desire to get closer to an object that I am attracted to.”

The second condition, “thinking about it in a time frame other than the present,” is the process and result of a creation derived from an attractive object and the capturing of it on a flat surface. The process of composition, extraction of colors, and the reconstruction of them helps one to detach from the obvious standards of everyday life and start thinking in a time that is out of the ordinary. The result is a creation that includes more “confusion” than “comprehensibility,” keeping in mind that “confusion” helps one think in a time frame not of the present. In our busy, everyday lives, we often can’t think this way, but it’s like how you are transported when you think about a favorite place, movie, or music – I believe this artistic process is similar.

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