Whitestone Gallery Karuizawa is pleased to announce ‘Chocolate river’ by the well-known fake cream artist, Osamu Watanabe.

Brought up by his mother who was a teacher at a school of confectionery, the artist found “sweets” as a symbol of his own happy memories in his childhood and started to produce artworks when he entered Tokyo Zokei University.

Since 2000, he has been producing ‘fake cream art’ which consists of model animals and historical artworks in decorated resins made up in the form of fake creams, macaroons, ice creams, and fruits. While his works may seem
merely fanciful, they can be seen as actually enabling people to re-describe materials and stereotypes by looking at objects which have been created from his unique viewpoint.

In the three years since his last solo show at Karuizawa, he now returns with some new ironic works inspired by Edvard Munch’s Scream, Korin Ogata’s Red and White Plum Blossoms, etc.

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1F / KARUIZAWA NEW ART MUSEUM, 1151-5 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, 389-0102, Japan

Tel: +81 (0)267 46 8691

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (October – June) , 10:00 – 18:00 (July – September)
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