We curated an exhibition ‘ONAJI UMI’ working closely with a French graphic artist Jean Jullien and Gallery Target in Tokyo. The exhibition showcased a series of hand-painting by Jean, who took inspirations from his experiences with the sea, brought his remembrance of travel and breeze of Brittany to Tokyo. We also initiated all the press activities and other merchandising collaboration with BEAMS, Fabrick, RUTSUBO, PAPIER LABO and one of the leading lifestyle Japanese magazine, BRUTUS Magazine.
Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist educated at London’s Central Saint Martin’s and Royal College of Art. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters, and clothing to create a coherent yet eclectic body of work. He has shown work with Tate Museum, HVW8 (Los Angeles and Berlin), Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, the National Museum of Singapore, Kemistry Gallery in London and MIMA Museum in Brussels, among others. He has illustrated for Colette, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Museums Quartier Vienna, Phaidon Press, UNICEF, Eurostar, Majestic Wines, The Wall Street Journal, Transport for London and many more. He currently lives and works in London.
Opened in 2007, Gallery Target mainly deals with the works of Andy Warhol and other pop art artists around the world. The gallery constantly holds exhibitions in their space located in Harajuku with various contemporary artists in and outside of Japan. They have previously held exhibition with artists such as Peter Sutherland, INVADER, ESPO, Larry Clarke, Ayako Rokkaku, Koichiro Takagi, KYNE and Yusuke Hanai.