Biography

Osamu Watanabe graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 2003.
He is a prolific artist who has pioneered the technique of Sweets DECO for arts, and he has appeared on various television shows including “Tokyo KAWAII TV” (NHK), “Tetsuko no Heya special” (TV asahi) and so on.
His art pieces which use fake fresh cream of different colors, candies and fruit have attracted a lot of public attention in Japan and overseas for example, in China, Indonesia, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, U.S.A. Korea.
He has published 3 books, and 5 museums have collected his pieces including Ohara Museum of Art and Kiyosu city Haruhi Museum, Okazaki World Children Museum.

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1980 Born in Yamaguchi, Japan
2003 Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, Department of Design


■Selected Solo exhibition

2021 ”ULTRA SWEETS” - gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo
2021  “Sweets Deco Art: Kingdom of Sweets Exhibition” - Akita Prefectural Art Museum, Akita, Japan
2020 Osamu Watanabe Museum of Sweets”- Huis Ten Bosch Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
2019 “Sweets exhibition” - Nagoya city Science Museum, Aichi, Japan
2018 “Osamu Watanabe exhibition MUSEUM CAKE”- Art 1 new Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
2016 “Osamu Watanabe exhibition Pure Land” - Okazaki World Children Museum , Aichi, Japan
2015 “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” - Japanese American National Museum, L.A., U.S.A
2015 “Osamu Watanabe exhibition Sweet Wonderland-Sweets park-”- Aspirante, Yamaguchi, Japan
2014 “Osamu Watanabe Sweet sentiment” - Pola Museum Annex Tokyo, Japan
2014 “Osamu Watanabe Sweets kingdom-Sweet fantasy quest” -Takasaki city Museum , Gunma, Japan
2013 “Welcome to the small world” - Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
2013 “Osamu Watanabe Sweet god”- Hyogo Prefectural Maruyamagawa Kouen Museum Hyogo, Japan
2012 “Osamu Watanabe OHARA DECO” Ohara Museum of Art -Okayama, Japan
2012 “Osamu Watanabe Museum of Sweets” Kiyosu city Haruhi Museum- Aichi, Japan
2012 Solo exhibition- Nagoya Matsuzakaya, Aichi, Japan
2012 “Osamu Watanabe Museum of Sweets” - Odakyu Department Shinjuku store, Tokyo, Japan
2010 “JAPAN” - Modern Art Center of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey
2010 “Super KAWAII-ism” - Shiga Kogen Roman Museum, Nagano, Japan
2009 “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale” -Niigata, Japan
2009 “Metaphors of Un/Real - Animamix Biennial” MOCA Shanghai, China
2007 “Art with five senses” -Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Nagano, Japan


■Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 ART@Daimaru - Daimaru Kyoto, Kyoto
2022 ”World Contemporary Art Exhibition”- Daimaru FukuokaTenjin, Fukuoka
2022 ”Laissez-faire”- gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo
2021 ”Tanagokoro”- Daimaru Kyoto, Kyoto
2021 ”Tanagokoro - Enjoy art through the sense of touch”- SIXIÈME GINZA / GINZA SIX, Tokyo
2021 ”Precious time” - +ART GALLERY Shibuya Scramble Square, Tokyo
2021 ”Precious time” - ParkHotelTokyo, Tokyo
2020 ”KIRINJI” - gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo


■Selected Art Fair

2022 ONE ART TAIPEI - The Sherwood Taipei , Taiwan
2021 ART ART KOBE 2022 - Daimaru Kobe , Hyogo
2021 ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2021 - HakataHankyu, Fukuoka


【Public collection】
Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
Kiyosu city Haruhi Museum, Aichi, Japan
Shiga Kogen Roman Museum, Nagano, Japan
Takasaki city Museum, Gunma, Japan
Okazaki World Children Museum, Aichi , Japan
Hirano Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
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Artworks

Unicom
15.5×33.5×21 cm
ミクストメディア
2021

Heavenly
18×15×22 cm
mixed media
2021

Pegasus
27.5×21×9.5 cm
mixed media
2021

Prancing unicorn
39×21×29 cm
FRP
2020

白くま
26.5×38×22 cm
FRP

Happiness
18×13×23 cm
FRP

Sweet alphaca
56×52×21 cm
FRP
2018

Chocolate otter
12.5×31×23 cm
FRP
2018

Syachihoko
25×20×13 cm
FRP
2017

Cream painting -Choju Kaboku-zu Byobu-
144×324 cm
FRP
2020

Cream painting -Choju Kaboku-zu Byobu-
144×324 cm
FRP
2021

Marilyn
91×91cm
FRP
2021

Strawberry Carp
30×30 cm
mixedmedia
2021

Cream painting -nami-
27.3×41 cm
mixedmedia
2021

Cream painting -Niji-
27.3×41 cm
mixedmedia
2019

Exhibitions

Osamu WATANABE

Osamu WATANABE Solo Exhibition

2022/12/13 -2022/12/28

gallery UG Tennoz

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAOsamu WATANABETakashi ONISHITomoko WADAIkki MIYAKENaoki SHIMOYAMA

Art@DAIMARU

2022/04/20 -2022/04/25

Daimaru Kyoto

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAOsamu WATANABEJunko ASANORyosuke KAWAHIRA Yu Chuan Takaoki MIYAOKA

ONE ART TAIPEI

2022/01/14 -2022/01/16

Taipei

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAOsamu WATANABEJunko ASANOHitomi OSHIMANaoki NOMURA Naoki SHIMOYAMA Takaoki MIYAOKA

ART×ART KOBE

2021/10/21 -2021/10/25

Daimaru KOBE

Kunihiko NOHARAOsamu WATANABEJunko ASANONaoki NOMURA

ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2021

2021/09/22 -2021/09/26

Hakata Hankyu 8F Exhibition Hall, 7F Event Hall "Muse

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAOsamu WATANABETakayuki NIWAJunko ASANOMisako MAEGAKINaoki NOMURA Ikki MIYAKE Kentaro MATSUKUMA

TANAGOKORO TEN

2021/08/19 -2021/09/15

SIXIÈME GINZA / GINZA SIX 2F

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAOsamu WATANABEKazuyoshi HIRAMATSU Ryosuke KAWAHIRA Kana UCHIDA

Precious Time

2021/07/18 -2021/08/01

+ART GALLERY Shibuya Scramble Square

Osamu WATANABE

ULTRA SWEETS

2021/06/22 -2021/07/11

gallery UG Tennoz

Kunihiko NOHARAOsamu WATANABEJunko ASANOTomoko WADANobuko NUMANOKazuko NEISHII Chao Wang Keitoku TOIZUMI Kako MORIMOTO

Precious Time

2021/06/07 -2021/11/14

Park Hotel Tokyo

Kunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMAMika CHIBAOsamu WATANABETakayuki NIWATakashi ONISHI Ikki MIYAKE Hiroshi MORI Gensho SUGAWARA Yohei YASHIMA HK Yu Chan Hokuto ICHIBAYASHI Naoki SHIMOYAMA Takami MIYAOKA Keitoku TOIZUMI

KIRINJI

2020/12/11 -2020/12/26

gallery UG Tennoz

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