PROFILE

1980年愛知県生まれ。2001年名古屋造形芸術短期大学卒。
同年カナダのトロントに渡る。日本とは違うアートの身近さに驚き、自分にも何かできるかもという思いから制作活動開始。
グループ展などに多数参加して、2003年帰国。
上京して、デザイン事務所に勤務。グラフィックデザイナーを経て、2007年再び海外へ。
イギリスのロンドンを拠点に、本格的に絵を描き始める。
当時住んでいた家の近所で毎週蚤の市が開催され、古紙や古本などのおもしろい素材たちと出会う。
そこに根っからの出不精からくる身の回りにあるもので何か作る癖が重なって、コラージュで絵を描き始める。
2009年ロンドンで自身初の個展を開催。同年帰国。
現在は東京を拠点に、音楽、ファッション、絵本、広告など幅広いジャンルで活躍中。
様々な素材を使ったコラージュは、にぎやかで楽しいハーモニーを奏でる。

2009年 ボローニャ国際絵本原画展 入選
2010年 全国カレンダー展 入選
絵本「あれあれなんだろな?」出版



Born in Aichi prefecture, in 1980, Keitaro graduated from Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design in 2001.
He moved to Toronto, Canada the same year and discovered how close and accessible art can be which was very unlikely to what he had felt in Japan.
Being encouraged that he too could possibly one day fulfill his dreams in art, Keitaro began his creative work.
After participating in several group exhibitions, he returned to Japan in 2003 to start his career as a graphic designer at a designing office in Tokyo.
In 2007, he went abroad again based in London and seriously started to paint.
He visited occasionally to the flea market that was held every weekend near to his flat and was soon inspired by second hand books and many other interesting materials. With his long own habit to retreat inside and create something with ordinary materials that are closely around, he began his collaboration of maiking with collage.
In 2009, after holding his first personal exhibition in London he returned to Japan.
Now mainly based in Tokyo, Keitaro is active in various areas; music, fashion, illustrated books and advertisements.
His collage of selected various materials is just like a harmony of fun and lively tunes.

Selected for Bologna International Children’s Book Fair Exhibition 2009
Selected for All Japan Calendar Competition 2010
Published children book in Japan 2010



Contact : info@keitarosugihara.com