Solo Exhibition by Osamu Watanabe
Osamu Watanabe is a contemporary artist who was born in 1980 in Yamaguchi Prefecture of Japan. He was graduated from Tokyo Zokei University as a design major. He became popular with his art decorations of sweets, and he is the first person who made them as one ART form. He appeared in some Japanese TV shows such as “Tokyo Kawaii TV”(NHK) and “Tetsuko no heya special”(Special program-Tetsuko’s room-).
He creates figures of candies, fruits and even whipped cream with his elaborate and colorful design. He held exhibitions not only in Japan but also all over the world like China, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, the United States, and Korea. He artworks are lovely like a fantasy world and bring a happy feeling to those who appreciate them.
Watanabe calls his own style of covering a motif with fake cream using modeling pastes as “Fake Cream Art”. Watanabe had always been surrounded by sweets as his mother run a sweets making class. According to Watanabe, his “sweet” memories in his childhood led him to this expression. As the leading expert of “Fake Cream Art” that has successfully sublimated those cultures unique to Japan such as “Deco-Den (Decorated Cellular Phone (Keitai Denwa))” into a form of art. Watanabe has been expanding his range of activities inside and outside Japan.