13 October – 18 November 2018324 Grand Street, Ground Fl. New York, NY 10002
To celebrate the grand opening of “Mizuma, Kips & Wada Art” in New York, a new gallery space shared in collaboration with Kips Gallery of New York and Wada Garou of Tokyo, Mizuma will present a solo exhibition of AMANO Yoshitaka “DEVA LOKA” this Fall, opening 13 October 2018.
AMANO Yoshitaka joined the animation film studio Tatsunoko Production at the age of 15, and has been involved in a countless character designs for popular anime including “Time Bokan.” The multitude of illustrations he has created after leaving the company to work independently, especially for the character creation of the video game series Final Fantasy, has made Amano’s name known on the global scale.
Delicate, voluptuous, and fantastic images gained international popularity, as well as greatly influence next generation of creators in various fields of professions. Amano has ambitiously traversed diverse range of discipline, including designing sets and costumes for both on stages and in films, and producing movies. After setting up a studio in NY in the late 1990s, he decided to switch his primary pursuit to fine art.
The collection of works for this exhibition entitled “DEVA LOKA (the place where the gods are)” represents the core essence of the artist’s creations. Deities and monsters that fill up the screens, blend together with mysterious machines in a world of abundance. This “DEVA LOKA” exhibition, constitutes entirely of new pieces as well as works inspired by pop art, and familiar characters from Amano’s early career.
We eagerly invite you to discover a realm full of imaginations that embarks from the origins of the Universe and the dawn of a new world.