Born in 1974 in Osaka, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

MADSAKI

A graduate of New York City’s Parsons School of Design (BFA, 1996), MADSAKI was born in Osaka, Japan, and raised in New Jersey, USA – experiences between two cultures that formed his aesthetics and personality. While much of MADSAKI’s work centers on his interest in art history and critiquing mass culture with references to slang, movies and manga characters, the artist has recently been exploring more personal, intimate topics. To express this visually, MADSAKI developed a signature style using spray paint as a fine art medium, stemming from the fact that he has never participated in illegal graffiti on the streets. The artist is particularly known for his Wannabe series, which at first glance humorously targets old masters, yet their deeper meaning is a reoccurring theme that can be found throughout MADSAKI’s artistic practice - an attempt to use laughter and humor as both distraction and therapy for his internal turmoil.

education

1996 BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

solo shows

2019
- If I Had a Dream, Perrotin, Hong Kong

2018
- COMBINATION PLATTER, Central Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
- FRENCH FRIES WITH MAYO, Perrotin, Paris, France
- MADSUCKY WUZ HERE 2018, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2017
- HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- BADA BING, BADA BOOM, Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea

2016
- HICKORY DICKORY DOCK, HidariZingaro,Tokyo, Japan
- WANNABIE’S COLLECTION, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

2015
- WANABBIE’S, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo
- Please Don't Spit On The Painting, HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
- Oodles of Doodles, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY,Tokyo, Japan

2013
- Write Here Write Now, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY,Tokyo,Japan

2012
- In Between, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY,Tokyo, Japan

2009
- All Day I Dream About Sunsex / paintings, Clear Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007
- All Day I Dream About Sunsex, Meguro Rice Factory, Tokyo, Japan

2004
- Garden of Re-creation, Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003
- 2 in 1, Gas/Dyezu Experiment, Tokyo, Japan

group shows

2019 
- MURAKAMI VS MURAKAMI, Takashi Murakami's solo show, Tai Kwun Contempory, Hong Kong
- Beyond the Streets NYC, New York, USA

2018
- Bubblewrap, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan 
- Beyond the Steets LA, Los Angeles, USA

2015
- Mad Love, Museum of Arts & Design, Singapore
   
2014
- Side Core, Seibu, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
   
2013
- Tokyo Street, Ikkan Art International, Singapore
   
2010
- The Barnstormers, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
   
2008
- Pressure (RVCA x CINELLI), VASF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
2005
- Hysteric Mini 20th Anniversary, Hysteric Glamour, Tokyo, Japan
- The Last for the Place, Gas/Dyezu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- What Happened to Peace, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan
   
2004
- FAQQ, Transplant Gallery, New York, NY
- Better Tomorrow, Supreme Trading Annex, Brooklyn, NY
- Small Works by Big People, Carlos Irizarry Gallery, Puetro Rico
   
2003
- Escale a Parisi, Halle Saint Pierre Museum, Paris, France
- Bad Touch V.5, Rose Museum, Boston, MA
- 150 T-Shirts, Daniel Silverstein Galley, New York, NY
   
2001
- No Condition is Permanent Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Collaborations and Publications

Selected Collaborations

2004
- Intermission---Jun Takahashi and Madsaki, HK Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong
- Barnstormers, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC
- Intermission---Jun Takahashi and Madsaki, Space Force, Tokyo, Japan
   
2003
- Hive Mind Sound System, Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh,NC
- Earthism, Sakae Park, Nagoya, Japan
- Smudge Good, CWC Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Billboards, H&M Space, New York, NY



Publications / Selected Bibliography

2013
- Write Here Write Now, Hidden Champion Inc.

2007
- Sunsex, +81, Vol.37, Autum

2006
- Japanese Art, Juxtapoz Magazine, January

2005
- GAS BOOK 19/ Madsaki x Jun Takahashi, Gas As Interface Co., Ltd

2004
- Intermission-Madsaki x Jun Takahashi, Communion W Limited
- FAQQ, Faqq Publishing

Madsaki - Tote bag

Madsaki - Tote bag

Goodie

$46.08 Excluded VAT

  • September 2018
    Juxtapoz — 2 PAGES

  • September 2018
    The Steidz — 6 PAGES

  • May 2018
    Hypebeast — 7 PAGES

  • May 2018
    — 1 PAGE

  • May 2018
    Milk Magazine — 1 PAGE

MADSAKI "French Fries with Mayo", Perrotin Paris

MADSAKI "French Fries with Mayo", Perrotin Paris

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MADSAKI Thinks "Perfect Art" Is Boring and Talks Relationship With Murakami

MADSAKI Thinks "Perfect Art" Is Boring and Talks...

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