アツコバルー ATSUKOBAROUH arts drinks talk

finished 2017.10.19 Thu - 10.22 Sun

Outsider Art Fair 2017 PARIS Booth 21B (2nd floor)

2017.10.19 Thu - 10.22 Sun
Thursday, October 19th: Early access 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Vernissage 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, October 20th: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 21st: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 22nd: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hôtel du Duc
22 rue de la Michodière
75002 Paris, France


ATSUKOBAROUH is a contemporary art gallery, located in Tokyo Japan.We introduce a wide range of contemporary japaneses and abroad artists.In particular the members of "Studio COOCA"which is a social welfare organization that offers support and services to people with disabilities.(※) Cats painting by Michiko Matsumoto,cool drawing by Shuto Yoshida,powerful brushwork by Yoshio Iwamoto, and amazing embroidery from atelier "sora to umi(sky and sea)"

Studio COOCA is a social welfare organization that offers support and services to people with disabilities.


※atelier "sora to umi(sky and sea)"

MICHIKO MATSUMOTO (Studio COOCA)
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●Matumoto Michiko
In 1997, Matsumoto volunteers as staff at one of the performances of the group Monju no Chie'netsu at the Niizu City Museum of Art where she becomes acquainted with one of the group's members, the artist Matsumoto Akinori, whom she marries about ten years later in 2006. In 2000, she is diagnosed with schizophrenia. The people at studio COOCA, whose member she becomes in 2010, offer her an atmosphere of understanding and enables her to paint and express herself freely. In 2011, she adopts a cat from a humane society whom she names Hoppe and who will become the main motif of her paintings. Colors and forms in her paintings are more the result of spontaneous suggestions than of thorough composition. She currently is conceiving of ways to open a traditional Japanese bathhouse in New York.

Recent activities:
2012 participation in the exhibition studioCOOCAPARTY / mo hitotsu no bijutsukan
2012 participation in the studio COOCA exhibition at Ashita no Hako Gallery, Osaka
2014 participation in studio COOCA de gozaimasu! exhibition at Itochu Aoyama Art Square
2015 exhibition of works at ARTFAIR Tokyo
2016 participation in studio COOCA no papparadaisu exhibition at ATSUKOBAROUH
★Matsumoto Michiko works with acrylic paint and marking pens on canvas.

YOSHIO IWAMOTO (Studio COOCA)
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●Iwamoto Yoshio
In his younger days, Iwamoto helped his father with his work as a plasterer. Later he began working for a demolition company, where he stayed for over 20 years until he left for various reasons. In 2011, he visited studio COOCA at the suggestion of friend. There he gradually began showing interest in painting. He states that he had never painted prior to visiting studio COOCA, but his bold brush strokes and use of colors soon made him into one of studio COOCA most popular artists. Recently, he continues working on his "Blond Girl" series, using advertisements of famous brands as inspiration.

Recent activities:
2014 participation in studio COOCA de gozaimasu! exhibition at Itochu Aoyama Art Square.
2015 exhibition of works at ARTFAIR Tokyo
2016 participation in studio COOCA no papparadaisu exhibition at ATSUKOBAROUH
★Iwamoto Yoshio works with acrylic paint on paper


SHUTO YOSHIDA (Studio COOCA)
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●Yoshida Shuto,
Yoshida has the habit of creating a few works in the early morning and then enjoying a long midday sleep. It only takes him a few seconds to minutes to finish a work. Most them show animals and human-like figures that somehow resemble the artist and are characterized by a certain mischievous undertone. When he has no commissioned painting to work on, he enjoys drawing illustrations of videogame-like characters and lines of letters.

2015 exhibition of works at ARTFAIR Tokyo
2016 participation in studio COOCA no papparadaisu exhibition at ATSUKOBAROUH
★ Yoshida Shuto works with marking pens on paper.


SHOKO OKAZAKI (atelier SORA TO UMI)
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Sora to Umi is a social welfare organization that offers support and services to people with disabilities.
●Shoko Okazaki
24ans Syndrome de Down
●Seika Ueda
24ans Syndrome de Down


HANAWA MASAYOSHI
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Hanawa was born in 1981 at Ibaragi(Japan). Since was child he always drawn monsters to combat fear around him. Beside of his job as a hairdresser he continued to draw on T-shirts , then he become a fully-fledged artist.

Recent activities:
2017 HEY ! GALLERY SHOW#1 (France/Galerie Arts Factory)
2014 Mangaro&Heta-Uma (France /La friche belle de mai&MIAM)
2013 HANAWANDER×HUNTER(Tokyo/mograg garage)
2014 HANAWANDER -Necromancer-(Tokyo/Aquvii OfTEN Gallery)
2011 HANAWANDER-Liberation-(Tokyo/ZENSHI)
2009 Masayoshi Hanawa(Tokyo/LOOPHOLE)


●Masakatsu Tagami
Masakatsu Tagami,a.k.a.TAGAMI,was born in 1944 as the youngest child to parents who were farmers, who already had four daughters, in Yamaguchi prefecture in the south of Japan. His father, who was delighted with the birth of his first son, went to a fortune teller to see what the future held for the child and was told that he will be a good for nothing. When he went to another fortune teller, he was also told the same thing. His parents had half given up on him and TAGAMI graduated from a university without having any interest, spending the next seven years reading books at home and not working.
When TAGAMI was 29, his mother, being concerned about how the society might regard her son, asked him to leave home and he started doing paper rounds in Tokyo. On his second day at work, he saw a notice advertising life drawing class at an art studio and so he wondered in. He found drawing interesting. This was the first time in his life that he found anything interesting. That evening, he rang his father and asked him,'I have finally found what I want to do with my life but I don't think I will be able to make a living from it.Will you support me for the rest of my life?'. The father asked him, 'What would you do when I die?'. He was pursuaded when TAGAMI answered,'I will die too".From then on, he started drawing and painting all day, living on money sent by his father with his wife whom he met at the art studio. He has only 'worked' for two days of his life. 'Images keep flowing, never drying up. It is as if I have turned on a tap to a huge dam', he says. All the work is produced without any preparatory drawings or paintings.