OSAMU WATANABE OSAMU WATANABE

OSAMU WATANABE

OSAMU WATANABE
OSAMU WATANABE

Since 2000, Osamu Watanabe has been working in the field of "Fake Cream Art" which he defines as a new genre that makes full use of fake food to create decorative, edible-looking treats on various motifs.
His mother used to teach at a confectionary school which has inspired all things sweet since his childhood. With a pastry bag as his paintbrush, the combination of artificial food and fine art enables him to create long-lasting pieces that transform the familiar into a brand-new context. He has transformed famous masterpieces (Vincent Van Gogh, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Kano Eitoku) into delectable reproductions using modeling paste and wax. Other tasteful renditions include animal sculptures, Greek sculptures, landscape paintings, and world heritage sites. Watanabe's works have appeared on television, exhibitions at department stores, along with collaborations in animations, and beauty salons, making him accessible to people who are unfamiliar with the art. 

ARTWORKS

IMAGES

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS,COLLECTIONS

EXHIBITIONS

2020
“Osamu Watanabe Museum of Sweets” Huis Ten Bosch Museum / Nagasaki, Japan
2019
“Sweets exhibition” Nagoya city Science Museum / Aichi, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe Museum of Sweets” Odakyu Department Shinjuku store / Tokyo, Japan
2018
“Osamu Watanabe exhibition MUSEUM CAKE” Art 1 new Museum / Jakarta, Indonesia
2016
“Osamu Watanabe exhibition Pure Land” Okazaki World Children Museum / Aichi, Japan
2015
“Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” Japanese American National Museum / L.A., U.S.A
“Osamu Watanabe exhibition Sweet Wonderland-Sweets park-”Aspirante / Yamaguchi, Japan
2014
“Osamu Watanabe Sweet sentiment” Pola Museum Annex / Tokyo, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe Sweets kingdom-Sweet fantasy quest-”Takasaki city Museum / Gunma, Japan
2013
“Welcome to the small world” Takamatsu Art Museum / Kagawa, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe Sweet god” Hyogo Prefectural Maruyamagawa Kouen Museum / Hyogo, Japan
2012
“Osamu Watanabe OHARA DECO” Ohara Museum of Art / Okayama, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe Museum of Sweets” Kiyosu city Haruhi Museum / Aichi, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe exhibition” Nagoya Matsuzakaya / Aichi, Japan
2010
“JAPAN” Modern Art Center of Turkey / Ankara, Turkey “Super KAWAII-ism” Shiga Kogen Roman Museum / Nagano, Japan
2009
“Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale” / Niigata, Japan
2007
“Art with five senses” Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum / Nagano, Japan

 

COLLECTIONS

Ohara Museum of Art / Kiyosu city Haruhi Museum / Shiga Kogen Roman Museum / Takasaki city Museum / Okazaki World Children Museum

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