Biograhy

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.

CV

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

2021 Solo Exhibition “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

[Public collection]
Ohara Museum of Art, Kiyosu city Haruhi Museum, Shiga Kogen Roman Museum, Takasaki city Museum, Okazaki World Children Museum

Artworks

Chocolate dragon
41×60.6
mixed media
2020

Sanctuary-rabbit-
16x12x20
mixed media
2020

Marilyn
91×91
mixed media
2021

Chocolate otter
12.5×31×23
mixed media
2018

Syachihoko
25×20x13
mixed media
2017

strawberry cake dog
14×33.5×29
mixed madia
2020

Fairy tale-rabbit-
50×50x23
mixed media
2020

Unicorn
54×44×14
ミクストメディア
2021

(日本語) 神話ー国産みー
112×145.5
mixed media

Cream painting -鳥獣花木屏風図-
144×324
mixed media
2021

Cream painting -鳥獣花木屏風図-
144×324
mixed media
2020

Others

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