Kazuki Umezawa

Short documentary from toco toco tv about Japanese artist @umelabo whose paintings are rich assemblages of digital and okatu culture.

[EDIT] English subtitles are available for the video if you click the first button in the bottom right corner:

In this episode, we will spend with contemporary artist Kazuki Umezawa, also known as UmeLabo, where he will tell us about his inspirations and his work. First, we will follow him to the Chaos*Lounge Gotanda Atelier, a space shared of the Chaos*Lounge artist group, which Umezawa is part of. The multipurpose space is used by the artists as an atelier, but it is also used as a gallery or as event space.

Umezawa’s style, strongly influenced by otaku culture and its characters, mixes both analog and digital techniques to create digital collages and paintings. We will learn more about his style at CASHI, an art gallery that represents Umezawa, where he will tell us about the state of collage in Japan, and his positioning as an artist.

Our last stop will be at Umezawa’s home atelier, to take another glimpse in his universe and to hear his visions about characters.