Official site of the Japanese painter “Kou”

Kou's Painting

When you become tired and when liking to relax,
looking at such a lovely paintings, you don't try making heart be softened?


Playing card series

These works was painted in the motif of the pattern of traditional Japanese card game called "Hanafuda".
Kou aims at uniting a Japanese trad and a modern pop culture with these works.

Sunrise Golden Fish Phenix Dragon Ukiyoe-girl      

Animal Portrait series

Please try to imagine.
The walls of your home, mixed with photos of family and friends, if taking a portrait like these, Would not it interesting?
These portraits of animals born from such playful mind.

Angel Troll Gentleman Rocket Fish Amazing Cat Bear Monkey Hero Pilly Little Wizard
Mr. Frog Miss Piggy Mr. Bull Polar Bear Cheetah boy Dr. Owl Mr. Zebra Seal's Sailor Mr. Rhino
Lion Emperor Little Rabby Mr. Chipmuck Family Mr. Elephant At the pub Mrs. Turkana Mr. Mouse 3 Brothers
Miss Sparrow Mr. Pig Chimpanzee boy Best friend Army soldier Air force pilot Navy man Miss Cat Little Squirrel
Mr. Duck Rabbit Boy Mr. Bear Maid Cat Sea Otter Mr. Donkey Mr. Frog Miss Piggy Shishimai
Dog papier-marche Tiger knight Mr. Camel Cat Wizard Mr. Wolf Miss Parrot Rabbit Girl Mr. Fox Dog Sheriff
Eagle Pilot Mr. Gorilla Mr. Penguin Pig Girl Rhino_Soldier

To the fan living besides Japan.
Several animal portrait works can be bought from foreign countries. Please refer to following URL.
http://thisisjapan.asia/en/vendor/kou-en/


幾つかの作品は、下記URLタグボート様のサイトより購入いただけます。
http://ec.tagboat.com/jp/products/list.php?author_id=1851&tngs_flg=1


Exhibition information:

2016
"4人のどうぶつえん。"
Venue: SAKuRA GALLERY (2-10-10, Tokiwa, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Date: April 12th (Tuesday) - April 24th (Sunday) 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
2014
"Tokyo Designers week Art Fair"
Venue: 2-3 Kasumigaoka , Tokyo Meiji-Jingu Gaien Mae (Central Venue), SHOPs around the Metropolitan Area
Date: October 25th (Saturday) - October 29th (Wednesday) 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
2012
"Art Melbourne 2012"
Venue: Royal Exhibition Building (Carlton, Melbourne) / Date: 24∼27 May.
2011
"Rassemblement des artists du pop art japonais contemporain"
Venue: Galerie Brugier-Rigail (48 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie 75004 Paris) / Date: 21∼26 Oct.
2010
Art Sydney 2010
Venue: Royal Hall of Industries at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. / Date: 11∼14 Nov.
Art Melbourne 2010
Venue: Royal Exhibition Building (Carlton, Melbourne) / Date: 22∼25 April
2009
Art Sydney 09
Venue: Royal Hall of Industries at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. / Date: 22∼25 Oct.
Art Melbourne 09
Venue: Royal Exhibition Building (Carlton, Melbourne) / Date: 16∼19 April
"Boys Life" by 30 Japanese Artists. Part of the 2009 Sydney Mardi Gras "
Tap Gallery (278 Palmer St, Darlinghurst, Sydney) / Date: 24 Feb. ∼ 08 Mar.
2008
"Art Collection by 30 Japanese Artists "
Venue: Collingwood Gallery (292 Smith St, Collingwood (Melbourne) / Date: 27 Sep. ∼ 08 Oct.
Art Brisbane 08
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre / Date: 30 May∼1 June
Art Melbourne 08
Venue: Royal Exhibition Building (Carlton, Melbourne) / Date: 18∼20 April
2007
AI Perspectives on love by 50 Japanese male artists
Venue:Collingwood Gallery (292 Smith Street, Collingwood Victoria, Australia) / Date: 27 Oct. ∼ 7 Nov.
Art Melbourne 07
Venue: Royal Exhibition Building (Carlton, Melbourne) / Date: 19∼22 April
2006
"Art Collection 2006" in Melbourne 06
Venue: Collingwood Gallery (292 Smith St, Collingwood (Melbourne) / Date: 2∼14 June
Art Melbourne 06
Venue: Royal Exhibition Building (Carlton, Melbourne) / Date: 20∼23 April
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