Morita Manabu by WOOD Morita Manabu by WOOD

Morita Manabu by WOOD

Morita Manabu by WOOD
Morita Manabu by WOOD

Playful styles, selection of mediums fit with the times―the works of Morita Manabu by WOOD, who is supported by not only young but also a wide range of generations, give the viewers a feeling of freedom unrelated to any medium. The tendency is especially remarkable in his usage of “white”, his representative color. “White”― the color of consequence, in which all the vivid colors are absorbed―accentuates three-dimensional charms to the works.

Apparently wearing a light atmosphere, his point of view increases profundity every time we look at; it is affected by his enormous amount of consumption of animations and comic strips from his childhood. His metallic sculptural work, looks as if the moment of birth were scooped out by the sharp-edged tool, features as contrast several scatters of green color simultaneously, emitting swinging time-axis. Thus, things in reality are simplified in unrealistic ways―it is also a kind of cartoon-like interpretation. On the other hand, his canvas works consist of multi-layered different mediums; they attract the viewers with its digital taste by evoking very “layers” in the production process of animation.

The world of Morita, which reflects his exquisite freestyle of life, has been giving a strong impact on various fields of people and receiving higher attention as an artist of the years to come.

ARTWORKS

IMAGES

Canvas
Canvas
Canvas
Canvas
Digital
Mural
Mural
Mural
atmos con
NIKE x atmos
NIKE x atmos
NIKE x atmos
Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce
PHONON x STYLUS
Kawasaki Mural Art Project
Kawasaki Mural Art Project
Casio
Red Bull

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

Morita Manabu by WOOD: Unfinished
April 1, 2022

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS,COLLECTIONS

BIOGRAPHY

2022
“Specialist Project”; Participation (production of 27m wide×8m high huge mural in Settsu-city, Osaka)
2021
atmos Sendagaya, group exhibition “FRONT OF WALL”, the festival-style event “Atomos com” by atomos; Participation
Fuji Television program “Mononoke Hunt”; Character design and production of the title logo
solo exhibition “ANARCHY” at Hakata Hankyu Department Store
project “artA” by atmos Kyoto; Participation
Warehouse TERADA “WHAT CAFÉ”, group exhibition “Unlimited”; Participation
Uniform brand “Toraichi”; Catalog direction
Collaborative T-shirts of Sega’s popular game “Yakuza” × “Toraichi”; Art direction
Exhibition “DC” presented by DC Comic (Hankyu Men’s Osaka); Exhibit 5 original works of “The Joker” (Batman’s eternal rival)
New car release exhibition of Rolls-Royce; Live paint at the reception party
Collaborative exhibition “PHONON×STYLUS” by the high-end sound company “PHONON”; Exhibit collaboration works and spatial design of the venue
2020
Volkswagen Toranomon Hills free wall project; Stealth marketing paint
2019
Takashimaya Department Store (Hakata Fukuoka); Exhibit
WHITESTONE GINZA NEW GALLERY; Exhibit
MONCLER GINZA; Live paint at the winter party
2018
NIKE ON AIR; Representative of Japan
2017
Red Bull AIRRACE Chiba; Live paint
2016
Adobe Creative Jam; Jury’s award
2015
American Apparal NFO (Fashion's Night Out) in Shibuya Tokyo; Live paint
2014
Red Bull X-FIGHTERS WORLD TOUR 2014 OSAKA; Creative

ARTICLES

Morita Manabu by WOOD Talks About His Exhibition "Unfinished"
April 22, 2022

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