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We are pleased to announce the opening of our new gallery UG Osaka Umeda.

Junko ASANOTakashi ONISHINami OKADAKunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMATakayuki NIWAGekko NUMATARyosuke KAWAHIRANobuko NUMANOKeitoku TOIZUMISaori HASEGAWANaoki NOMURA

UG [OSAKAN] vol.1

gallery UG Osaka Umeda

gallery UG is thrilled to announce the opening of gallery UG Osaka Umeda on the 11th floor of the Daimaru Umeda Department Store on February 21, 2024.
It has been 25 years since the gallery was established, and we are finally setting foot into the Kansai area.
UG's motto is to "leave a mark" on everything we do, so get ready for the whirlwind we’ll create!

The first exhibition is "UG [Osakan] Vol.1 ".
This is a group exhibition of 12 artists exclusively working with UG.
There will be an open benefit as well, so please come and visit the exhibition.

Nami OKADAKunihiko NOHARATakaoki TAJIMARyosuke KAWAHIRAKeitoku TOIZUMIHiroya YOSHIKAWA

Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition gallery UG×CONTEMPO

Sands Gallery, Macau

We are pleased to announce that "gallery UG x CONTEMPO", a group exhibition by six of our resident artists, will be held at Sands Gallery in Macau from February 1 to March 30.

The exhibition is part of "CONTEMPO: Macau Japan Spring Festival," a historical event that opens a new chapter of culture and art in the Macau SAR, one of the world's leading travel destinations and one of Asia's most popular attraction.

Exhibiting artists: Nami OKADA, Ryosuke KAWAHIRA, Takaoki TAJIMA, Keitoku TOIZUMI, Kunihiko NOHARA, Hiroya YOSHIKAWA

Ryosuke KAWAHIRA

Good Night My Friends

gallery UG Tennoz

We are pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of Ryosuke Kawahira "Good Night My Friends" at gallery UG Tennoz from 9 February 2024.

Ryosuke Kawahira was selected from the UG Project "KONSHIN-TEN", part of the young artist discovery and development activities that have been ongoing for about 20 years, held in 2019, and this is the fifth year he has been involved as an exclusive artist.

I have sublimated imaginative childhood traumas into unique works of art. Using actual briefs as supports, I draw actual scary dreams and imagined ghosts and monsters. It seems to be an atonement for the fact that I wet my briefs when I was a child because I couldn't go to the toilet.


In recent years, she has started to work more on canvas, and the briefs that used to be her supports have appeared as heroes in her paintings. With the birth and growth of her children, the characters overlap with her own childhood memories and are projected more vividly. At the same time, the work is composed of clear, bold outlines and simple, brightly coloured backgrounds, and furthermore, the comic strip contains elements of the superflat that is gaining attention in contemporary Japanese art.



I wonder where the ghosts and monsters I met in my dreams when I was a child have gone.
As I grew older, my dreams began to become more realistic. I didn't even have scary dreams, I didn't wear briefs anymore, and I didn't wet the bed any more.
The battle of bedwetting has come to an end and peace has finally arrived... 'Goodnight' is a signal for them to fight. Surely, in someone's dreams, the bed-wetting siege may still be raging.
"Ryosuke KAWAHIRA

Junko ASANOMisako MAEGAKI

Sunny and Moon Day

GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS

An exhibition of works by Junko Asano and Misako Maegaki, "Hare to Tsuki no Hi", will be held from 17 Feb (Sat) to 8 Mar (Thu) in front of the information counter on the 6th floor of Ginza Tsutaya.


Asano has mainly produced two-dimensional works and Maegaki three-dimensional works, but they were influenced by each other through their collaboration in past overseas group exhibitions, with Asano realising the interest of space created by three-dimensional objects and Maegaki feeling uncomfortable with two-dimensional objects.
The two artists have had a long relationship and are keenly interested in each other as fellow artists.
Although the two artists have had a long history of exchange and friendly rivalry, this is the first time they have held a two-person exhibition together.

Asano is currently based in Tokyo, while Maegaki works in Kitakyushu. This is an exhibition of works by two artists who value everyday life and draw inspiration from familiar objects. We hope you will enjoy the playful spirit and gentle flow of time that can be seen in the different landscapes where they spend their time.

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"Connecting artworks to people, connecting people to each other through art."

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We will grow together with the artists and support them from production to promotion.
We aim to further enrich and expand the contemporary art scene by proposing the ideal way for galleries to be.
  • Baby briefs
    SSM (22.7×22.7cm)
    Aclylic on canvas
    2022

    Searchlight
    F12 (60.6×50cm)
    Aclylic on canvas
    2022

    Game Over
    F12 (60.6×50cm)
    aclylic on canvas
    2022

    Blast hell out of
    F30(72.7×91cm)
    aclylic on canvas
    2022

    Psychokinetic Travel
    S50 (116.7×116.7cm)
    Acrylic paint on canvas
    2023

    Flower room
    S50 (116.7×116.7cm)
    Acrylic paint on canvas
    2023

    The Night Parade of Coffee Shop
    F30 (91×72.7cm)
    Oil on canvas.
    2024

    flying biscuit
    F30 (91×72.7cm)
    Oil on canvas.
    2023

    Moya Moya Emission Association - Group 1 (left) Group 2 (right)
    F30 (91×72.7cm)
    Acrylic paints, wooden panels.
    2023

    In the telephone room
    S50 (116.7×116.7cm)
    acrylic paint on canvas
    2023

    Somewhere Connect
    F100 (162×130.3cm)
    acrylic paint on canvas
    2023

    Playing at building additions
    80×40×40 cm
    Acrylic, wood, Jesmonite.
    2024

    potentiality inspection team
    F30(72.7 × 91) cm
    Oil on canvas
    2023

    Two hearts
    96.1×96.1×1cm
    Lenticular
    2023

    SHY BOY
    53×45.5×3cm
    aclylic on canvas
    2023

    COOL BOY
    53×45.5×3cm
    aclylic on canvas
    2023

    ghost fishing
    72.7×91×3cm
    aclylic on canvas
    2023

    Do not touch
    72.7×91×3cm
    aclylic on canvas
    2023

    Like an octopus, like an alien
    130.3×97×3cm
    aclylic on canvas
    2022

    Caught you off guard
    130.3×162×3cm
    aclylic on canvas
    2023

    void (No.102)
    162×130.3×3cm
    aclylic on panel, lacquer
    2023

    void (No.99)
    130.3×162×3cm
    aclylic on panel, lacquer
    2023

    void (No.106)
    45.5×45.5×3cm
    aclylic on panel, lacquer
    2023

    void (No.107)
    45.5×45.5×3cm
    aclylic on panel, lacquer
    2023

    void (No.108)
    45.5×45.5×3cm
    aclylic on panel, lacquer
    2023

    one view (No.91)
    162×194×3cm
    aclylic on panel, lacquer
    2023

    one view (No.96)
    116.7×91×3cm
    aclylic on panel, lacquer
    2023

    one view (No.89)
    91×60.6×3cm
    aclylic on panel, lacquer
    2023

    Untitle
    145×145×1cm
    acrylic on canvas
    2023

    So Far Away From Home
    162×130×1cm
    acrylic on canvas
    2023

    Lone Squid and Cub-5
    90×40.5×33cm
    FRP
    2023

    It’s Too Late (She’s Gone)Edition50
    22×11.3×10.8cm
    FRP
    2023

    Octopus tearing a bun into two pieces Edition50
    22×11.5×11.5cm
    FRP
    2023

    Oops 1
    46×61×1cm
    Ink on watercolour paper
    2023

    Drawing202301-70
    41.6×29.3×1cm
    pen,transparent watercolor on paper
    2023

    Black mountain side
    51×36×1cm
    Watercolor, colored pencil on watercolor paper
    2023

    She’s Gone Too Long
    51×36×1cm
    Watercolor, colored pencil on watercolor paper
    2023

    Here It is Right Here
    45.5×38×1cm
    Watercolor, colored pencil on watercolor paper
    2023

    「Rock My Plimsoul 」I've Got a Feeling
    61×46×1cm
    pastel on watercolor paper
    2023

    「Rock My Plimsoul 」We're Gonna Groove
    61×46×1cm
    pastel on watercolor paper
    2023

    「Rock My Plimsoul 」Walking The Dog
    61×46×1cm
    pastel on watercolor paper
    2023

    「Rock My Plimsoul 」Up on Cripple Creek
    61×46×1cm
    pastel on watercolor paper
    2023

    「Rock My Plimsoul 」Young Man Blues
    61×46×1cm
    pastel on watercolor paper
    2023

    The music’s over
    51×36cm
    Watercolor,colored pencil on watercolor paper
    2023

    Tea Time and Lion Dance
    35×33.5×25cm
    FRP
    2023

    Mask Renjishi (Red)
    28.5×12.5×14.5cm
    FRP
    2023

    Mask Renjishi (white)
    28.5×12.5×14.5cm
    FRP
    2024

    Matcha
    36×40.5×40.5cm
    FRP
    2023

    Mask B
    19.2×9.4×9cm
    camphor,acrylic
    2023

    Mask Z
    20.1×9×9.4 cm
    camphor,acrylic
    2023

    Carp flower
    31×28×15.3 cm
    camphor,ink,acrylic,brass bars
    2023

    Star (Black)
    70×59.6cm (Sheet size)
    Special Silkscreen
    2022

    Star (Pink)
    70×59.6cm (Sheet size)
    Special Silkscreen
    2022

    Omelet cloak Big
    140×50×53cm
    FRP
    2021

    Build a mimawashi mountain
    115×61×64 cm
    camphor,acrylic
    2023

    one view
    45×60 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2022

    one view
    60×45 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2022

    one view
    91×70 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2022

    おむすび紳士
    89×30×34 cm
    ceramic
    2021

    エビフリャーガール
    101.5×35×75 cm
    ceramic
    2014

    ⽜乳を注ぐパンダ
    25.7×15.8×12cm
    Acrylic paint on camphor
    2022

    That's that
    162×112 cm
    Acrylic paint on canvas
    2022

    Silent weekend
    145.5×145.5 cm
    Acrylic paint on canvas
    2022

    White room
    145.5×145.5 cm
    キャンバスにアクリル絵具
    2021


    145.5×71×66 cm
    Camphor, acrylic paint
    2022


    117.5×85×74 cm
    Camphor, acrylic paint
    2020

    PARTY
    203x76x80 cm
    camphor, acrylic paint
    2018

    ウサチーノ
    25×15.5×15.5 cm
    Camphor, acrylic paint
    2022

    pudding Christmas version
    13×15×16 cm
    Camphor, acrylic paint.
    2021

    one view
    91×91 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2022

    one view
    162×130.3 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2022

    饅頭を二つに割る熊
    32×17.5×12.5 cm
    acrylic on camphor tree
    2021

    イカピエタ 海パン
    36×22.5×20.5 cm
    acrylic on camphor tree
    2020

    仲良し3人組
    L:17×9×9 cm, C:15×9×9 cm, R:16×9×6 cm
    acrylic on hiba tree
    2020

    Starry sky pudding and snow Edition18
    24×32 cm
    woodprint
    2019

    Picnicbus Edition18
    28×34 cm
    wood print
    2021

    遠足のススメ
    53×45.5 cm
    Acrylic paint
    2021

    ときめき回転ランド
    33.3×24.2 cm
    Acrylic paint
    2019

    Belle epoque ~along with fragrance of café au lait~
    103×72.8 cm
    Acrylic paint
    2020

    日の出ラヂオ
    130.3×97 cm
    acrylic,paper,string,waste material on panel
    2020

    Omelet Mantle Edition92
    47×13.5×13.5 cm
    FRP
    2020

    Omlet Mantle Edition92
    47×13.5×13.5 cm
    FRP
    2020

    Omlet Mantle Edition92
    47×13.5×13.5 cm
    FRP
    2020

    Omlet Mantle Edition92
    47×13.5×13.5 cm
    FRP
    2020

    BEAR
    5.5×6.6×6.6 cm
    jesmonite
    2020

    FROG
    4.5×6.5×6.5 cm
    jesmonite
    2020

    SWIMMER
    5×6.5×7 cm
    jesmonite
    2020

    Cappuccino Bear Edition48
    41.3×30×3 cm
    Digital lithography
    20

    one view
    80.3×100 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2021

    one view
    91×72.7 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2021

    one view
    100×80.3 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2021

    one view
    112×162 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2021

    one view
    194×260.6 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2021
  • one view
    91×60 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2022

    Good friends trio
    14.5×9×11 cm / 15×7.5×11 cm / 14.7×7.5×11 cm
    Acrylic paint on camphor
    2022

    Good brothers
    14.8×7×8.5cm / 15.3×7.5×9cm
    Acrylic paint on camphor
    2022

    牛乳を注ぐクマ Edition50
    25.7×15.8×12 cm
    FRP
    2022

    Not dark yet
    145.5×145.5 cm
    Acrylic paint on canvas
    2022

    Shine a Light
    130.3×130.3 cm
    Acrylic paint on canvas
    2022

    Do me a favor
    145.5×145.5 cm
    Acrylic paint on canvas
    2022

    Dandelion and Puffball
    237×65×90cm / 134.5×69.5×60 cm
    Camphor, acrylic paint
    2020 / 2021

    Shopping
    184.5×62.5×63 cm
    camphor, acrylic paint
    2017

    Tropical blend
    198×80×68 cm
    Camphor, acrylic paint, stain, colored pencil
    2016

    Matcha Bonsai Spring
    34.5×40.8×27 cm
    camphor, acrylic paint.
    2021

    Matcha Bonsai Summer
    52.5×38.5 ×29.5 cm
    Camphor, acrylic paint.
    2021

    Matcha Bonsai Autumn
    37×42.5 ×27 cm
    Camphor, acrylic paint, stain, colored pencil
    2021

    Matcha Bonsai Winter
    34.5×42 ×27 cm
    Camphor, acrylic paint
    2021

    Spring
    174.4×71.2×70.2 cm
    camphor, acrylic paint, stain, colored pencil
    2015

    one view
    91×116.7 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2020

    one view
    91×91 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2021

    one view
    91×91 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2021

    one view
    103×72.7 cm
    acrylic,lacquer on panel
    2021

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gallery UG Tennoz

2F TERRADA ART COMPLEX Ⅱ, 1-32-8, Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

8 minutes walk from Tennozu Isle Station on the Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line(Exit B)
11 minutes walk from Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line Tennozu Isle Station(Central Exit)

Open:
Tuesday - Saturday:11:30am-6:30pm
Regular holiday:
Mondays, or Sundays and Mondays if there are no exhibitions
TEL : 03-6260-0886 FAX : 03-6260-0889

gallery UG Osaka Umeda

11F Daimaru Umeda Department Store
3-1-1, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka

From JR Osaka Station from 1-minute walk/JR Kita-Shinchi Station a 6-minute walk
From Midosuji Line Umeda Station from 2-minute walk/Tanimachi Line Higashi-Umeda Station from 8-minute walk/Yotsubashi Line Nishi-Umeda Station a 4-minute walk
From Hankyu Umeda Station from 3-minute walk/Hanshin Umeda Station a 2-minute walk

Open:
10:00-20:00
Regular holiday:
Hours and holidays follow those of Daimaru Umeda.
TEL : 06-6343-1231 (Main) FAX : -

gallery UG Bakurocho

1F, B1F,1-14-11, Higashikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

1 minute walk from JR Sobu Rapid Line Bakurocho Station(Exit 4)
8 minute walk from Kodenmacho Station on the Hibiya Line

Open:
11 : 00-18 : 00
Regular holiday:
Irregular holidays
TEL : 03-5823-7655 FAX : 03-5823-7656

Studio MOKU

This is a production studio for exclusive artists of gallery UG, which will open in 2020. It was built to approach and support artists from a long-term perspective.