"ULTRA SWEETS", a solo exhibition by Osamu Watanabe, a pioneer of sweets deco art, will be held at gallery UG Tennoz from June 22nd to July 11th.
"ULTRA SWEETS" is a new art style proposed by Osamu Watanabe, and is considered as a sweet version of "Ultra Baroque", an architectural style of Latin American countries such as Mexico and Peru.
"Ultra Baroque" is a style of Baroque architecture inherited from Spain, the sovereign nation of the world, that has undergone amazing and unique changes by mixing with the local aesthetic sense. The excessive ornamentation and bright colors that fill in all the gaps between the buildings may seem a bit "overdone," but the kitschy architecture of these buildings gives the viewer a fresh surprise.
Osamu Watanabe found similarities between the excessive decorative styles and unique aesthetics of Ultra Baroque and his own works, and coined the term "Ultra Sweets". He has coined the term "Ultra Sweets" to describe his art, which covers everything with sweets, as a new form of decorative art.
At the exhibition, in addition to his past representative works with "ULTRA SWEETS" in mind, two 6-meter-long "Birds, Beasts, Flowers, and Trees" screens, which were created over a period of one year, will be unveiled for the first time.