Whitestone Gallery Hollywood Road is delighted to present the first solo exhibition of Osamu Watanabe: Sweet Summer. More than 20 artworks form the artist’s career will be present at this exhibition, including three different series: “Oriental Dream”(based on Japanese traditional culture), “European Fantasy” (focused on iconic architectures and fine art), and “Life” (captured animals from the land and the sea).

Osamu Watanabe born in Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1980, graduated from the Department of Design at Tokyo Zokei University in 2003. He is known as Prince of Sweets in the art scene by creating “Resin Cream Art”: he is one of the leading figure of Japanese contemporary art, especially of “Kawaii Art” which pushes forward Japanese aesthetic of cuteness. Unlike most of other artists, Watanabe uses cream pipe as his instrument to renowned to his unique style. His fixation with all things sweet is traced back to his childhood, when his mother was teacher of a confectionary school. Sweets are always connected to his memory of happiness, which always swells inside.

Watanabe is not just an artist also a dream keeper: from the combination of Japanese artificial renditions of food display and fine art, he creates something never seen. By using of durable media such as resins that enable him to portray dynamic, collective and rhythmical designs, a long-lasting happiness appears with various expressions. Watanabe challenges also to the tradition: he produces a brand-new artwork by transforming masterpieces of van Gogh and Kano Eitoku into his own creative style.

Whitestone Gallery Hollywood Road will cordially invite you to experience this unique dulcet world in full summer of Hong Kong.

HK Hollywood Road


UG/F, Lee Roy Commercial Building, 57-59 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2523 8455

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00

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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. 


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