KAPPA’N’ART Participating Artists
Hajime Sakurai takes inspiration from 20th century pop culture and updates it with a sophisticated modern sensibility. He depicts pop motifs with simple composition and emotional expression. He actively presents his original works at solo exhibitions and art fairs, and has been dashing to become a worldwide artist, not only in Japan but also in Asia and Europe. His commissioned work has been loved by a wide range of people, including many collaborations with musicians and brands. His square exploration and hip performances create something new and old.
Illustrator, born in Osaka in 1961. He is a popular illustrator active at the forefront of a wide range of fields, including illustration, illustration, picture books, advertising, and sundry goods production, mainly in Osaka. He actively trains younger artists through university lecturers, illustration schools, and picture book classes, and is highly respected by young and professional creators alike.
Born in Osaka in 1989, Momo Hoshitani graduated from Kyoto Saga University of Arts Junior College in 2009. An artist whose characteristic features are pencil miniatures that capture even the distortion of facial expressions, bold color compositions in oil pastel and acrylic paint, and playful use of line and color.” He creates works based on the theme of “the emotions that come from being alive.
Born in 1982. Born in Osaka. Graduated from Sozousha Design College. Graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar. Produces pictures by laminating colored wood. Also works as an illustrator with several other touches such as painting with acrylic paint and pencil drawings. Member of Tokyo Illustrators Society (TIS)
Handsome design with a young and free spirit! After working on a flyer for a club party, he has attracted attention for his cool, pop, and colorful visuals in music-related design, fashion, editorial, logos, advertisements, and other graphics in general.
Illustrator/Graphic Designer Born in 1981 in Mie Prefecture, currently living in Osaka. He uses “optical illusions” and “word play” in many of his works, seeking unique and pop expressions that stimulate the viewer’s imagination. Self-taught in computer illustration and design, she began her career in earnest after winning prizes in competitions for posters and T-shirts. In addition to artwork, he is also active as a designer of logos, desktop publishing, and products.