Born in 1969 in Cupa
Lives and works in Saitama, Japan

MR.

Mr.’s neo-pop aesthetics spans across painting, sculpture, installation and video. Associated with the superflat movement, he uses manga and anime to portray his own personal fantasies. While he consistently draws his themes and motifs from the otaku subculture or fandom, he is more specifically a self-described otaku artist. His cartoonish visions are essentially inhabited by young characters, which are meant to evoke feelings of moe (a Japanese notion relating to the adoration of fictional figures). In a typical kawaii style, he sometimes blends childlike features (round faces, wide eyes, colorful hair) with innocent undertones. Contrasting with the bright cheerfulness of his all-powerful characters, a wider reflection upon solitude, social anxiety and fear further underlies his work. Namely, the chaotic environments, within which Mr. stages some of his exhibitions, echo both Japan’s traumatic loss during the Second World War and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

education

He graduated from the Sokei Academy of Fine Art and Design, Japan

solo shows

2019 
- Mr.’s Melancholy Walk Around the Town, Perrotin Paris, France
- Carte blanche à Mr. et Pharrell Williams, Musée Guimet, Paris, France

2018
- People misunderstand me and the contents of my paintings. They just think they are nostalgic, cute, and look like Japanese anime. That may be true, but really, I paint daily in order to escape the devil that haunts my soul. The said devil also resides in my blood, and I cannot escape from it no matter how I wish. So I paint in resignation., Perrotin Hong Kong

2016
- Tokyo, the City I Know, at Dusk: It's Like a Hollow In My Heart, Galerie Perrotin Seoul, South Korea

2015
- lost, Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo, Japan

2014
- LIVE ON: MR.’S JAPANESE NEO-POP, Asian Art Museum, Seattle, USA

2013
- Sweeet!, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

2012
- Metamorphosis : Give Me Your Wings, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA

2010
- Solo Exhibition Leeahn Gallery, Daegu, South Korea

2008
- Nobody Dies, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA

2007
- Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA

2006
- Mr., Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
- NIN-Stealth, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, USA

2004
- Issey x Mr, Issey Miyake By Noaki Takizawa, Tokyo, Japan
- Thank You For Your Hard Work, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2003
- Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France2001

2001
- Nano Galerie, Paris, France

2000
- Venus #2, Galerie Vedanta, Chicago, USA

1998
- Oh-Edo Kunoichi Ninpocho (Greater Edo Handbook of Female ninja techniques), Shop33, Tokyo, Japan
- Mr., Painter of Alps, Galerie Tomio Koyama, Tokyo, Japan

1997
- Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1996
- Frone & Perrine ‘97, Shop33, Tokyo, Japan

group shows

2019
- MURAKAMI VS MURAKAMI, Takashi Murakami's solo show, Tai Kwun Contempory, Hong Kong

2018
- Megane to Tabisuru Bijutsuten, Aomori Museum of Art Aomori; Iwami Art Museum, Shimane; Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka; Japan
- Bubblewrap, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan 

2017
- Murakami by Murakami, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
- Yokohama Toriennale 2017, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
- The Doraemon Exhibiiton Tokyo 2017, Mori Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan

2015
- Animamix Biennale Daegu Art Museum, South Korea

2014
- Bishojo: Young Pretty Girls in Art History - 16 Perspectives for Studying the Idea of the bishojo, Aomori Museum, Aomori City, Japan

2012
- A Nightmare is a Dream, Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, Japan

2010
- Kyoto-Tokyo: From Samurais to Mangas, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

2009
- Neoteny Japan- Takahashi Collection, Yonago City Museum of Art, Yonago, Japan
- Animate, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
- Sacred Monsters, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, USA
- VRAOUM, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2008
- KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
- Kaikai Kiki Artists, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Art Los Angeles, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, USA

2007
- RED HOT: Contemporary Asian Art Rising, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

2005
- Rising Sun, Melting Moon, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
- Kaikai Kiki Exhibition, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
- Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, Japan Society, New York, USA
- AniMate., Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
- Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2004
- Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, USA
- T-Junction, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
- Fiction Love: Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
- Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at LFL Gallery, New York, USA

2003
- Hope-The-Future is in Our hands, LAFORET Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
- Opening Exhibition, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Mr. vs. Shintaro Miyake Exhibition, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

2002
- The Japanese Experience - Inevitable, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
- Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
- Coloriage, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France

2001
- My Reality : Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
- Hiropon Show, White Cube Gallery, London, UK; Shinsaibashi PARCO, Osaka, Japan
- Yokai Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
- SuperFlat, MOCA, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA

2000
- Superflat, Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo; PARCO Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1999
- Hiropon Show 32/80, NADiff, Tokyo
- Hiropon Show Vol.7, PARCO Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
- Sampling, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc., New York, USA
- Attention Spam, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Hiropon Show PO+KU Art Revolution, Logus Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998
- Hiropon Show, George’s, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Ero Pop Christmas, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

1997
- Tokyo Sex, NAS, Tokyo, Japan

1996
- Pico Pico Show, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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    Hong Kong Tatler — 6 PAGES

2019

MR.

2019 年 01 月 19 日 - 2019 年 03 月 9 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

Mr.’s Melancholy Walk Around the Town

2018

MR.

2018 年 09 月 14 日 - 2018 年 10 月 20 日

香港

50 Connaught Road Central, 17th Floor - Hong Kong

People misunderstand me and the contents of my paintings. They just think they are nostalgic, cute, and look like Japanese anime. That may be true, but really, I paint daily in order to escape the devil that haunts my soul. The said devil also resides in my blood, and I cannot escape from it no matter how I wish. So I paint in resignation.

2016

MR.

2016 年 12 月 15 日 - 2017 年 02 月 18 日

首爾

1F 5 Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu Seoul South Korea

Tokyo, the City I Know, at Dusk: It’s Like a Hollow in My Heart

2014

Chiho AOSHIMA, Daniel ARSHAM, Sophie CALLE, Johan CRETEN, Tracey EMIN, Daniel FIRMAN, GELITIN, Laurent GRASSO, JR, Gregor HILDEBRANDT, KAWS, Bharti KHER, Klara KRISTALOVA, MR., Guy LIMONE, Ryan MCGINLEY, Takashi MURAKAMI, Prune NOURRY, Jean-Michel OTHONIEL, Paola PIVI, Terry RICHARDSON, Germaine RICHIER, Aya TAKANO, Xavier VEILHAN, Andy WARHOL, Marina ABRAMOVIC, Valerie BELIN, Guerrilla Girls, Alex KATZ, Annette MESSAGER, Yoko ONO, Rob PRUITT, Cindy SHERMAN, Taryn SIMON, Mickalene THOMAS, Agnès THURNAUER, Tom WESSELMANN

2014 年 05 月 27 日 - 2014 年 06 月 25 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

G I R L

策展人 Pharrell Williams

2013

MR.

2013 年 10 月 4 日 - 2013 年 11 月 9 日

香港

50 Connaught Road Central, 17th Floor - Hong Kong

Sweeet!

2008

MR.

2008 年 10 月 21 日 - 2009 年 01 月 10 日

巴黎

76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

Nobody Dies

2006

MR.

2006 年 03 月 4 日 - 2006 年 06 月 4 日

miami

194 NW 30th Street Miami, FL 33127 US

NIN -Stealth-

2004

Chiho AOSHIMA, Aya TAKANO, MR., Naoki TAKIZAWA

2004 年 09 月 11 日 - 2004 年 11 月 6 日

巴黎

20 rue Louise Weiss 75003 Paris

T-junction

2003

MR.

2003 年 11 月 15 日 - 2003 年 12 月 20 日

巴黎

20 rue Louise Weiss 75003 Paris

2002

Takashi MURAKAMI, Chiho AOSHIMA, MR., Aya TAKANO

2002 年 06 月 1 日 - 2002 年 07 月 27 日

巴黎

30 rue Louise Weiss 75003 Paris

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