The Second Stage at GG #47
“The Second Stage at GG” is a series of exhibitions presenting more recent works by former finalists in the gallery’s open competitions launched to promote budding artists in various fields. The 47th exhibition in the series will feature the works of TOMBOSENSEI under the title “Gather Round, Everybody. It’s TOMBOSENSEI!”
TOMBOSENSEI was selected as a finalist in the 9th “1_WALL” Graphics Competition in 2013 for his two-dimensional works in which simple lines are transformed into animal icons. Since then he has continued to publish new works in a broad array of expressive modes lithely transcending any particular genre or medium: not only illustrations on animal or young girl motifs, but also stuffed animals, large comic foregrounds, photos of scenery with overlapping illustrations, and at times even kokeshi dolls and sweets. In recent years his works have also been featured on book designs, CD jackets, mascot characters of a record company, and accessories produced by a fashion brand.
TOMBOSENSEI creates illustrations under the concept, “Just draw three lines, anywhere, and a character appears.” In this exhibition, his three lines appear in works by creative artists active in various spheres. His simple lines not only cross over multiple media but also enter into the works of creative artists, presenting an all-new development in the field of illustration. Also on exhibit will be stuffed animals and other three-dimensional works, balloons, etc. In addition, a workshop space will be set up where visitors can draw pictures using three lines. We eagerly invite visitors to come and see TOMBOSENSEI’s smiling faces, all created with three lines, all gathered together for this occasion.
Rika Eguchi, Eriko Kawakami, Atsuki Kikuchi, Ryosuke Miyashita, Kenichiro Mizuno, Keiichiro Oshima, Shun Sasaki, Yutanpo Shirane, Team Mikansei, Jun Tsuzuki, Takahiro Yasuda
TOMBOSENSEI is an illustrator whose creative concept is, “Just draw three lines, anywhere, and a character appears.” TOMBOSENSEI has provided illustrations for Tahi Saihate’s Kimi no iiwake wa saiko no geijutsu [Your Excuses are a Supreme Art] and the DIALOGUE BOOKS series published by Small Light, Inc., and he undertakes character direction for Pony Canyon. TOMBOSENSEI has also held a number of solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions and events. He was a finalist in the 9th “1_WALL” Graphics Competition in 2013.
Organizer: Guardian Garden