MAW solo exhibition ‘LOOKS’

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Night Out Gallery is happy to present to you MAW’s first solo show of 2024 : ‘LOOKS’.
The exhibition will start on Saturday the 6th of January at 1pm.
The opening party will be from 6pm to 9pm the same day.
The show will end on Sunday 21st of January.

ナイトアウトギャラリーでは、MAWの2024年最初の個展‘LOOKS’を開催いたします。
会期は1月6日(土)午後1時から。
オープニングパーティーは同日午後6時から9時まで。
会期は1月21日(日)まで。

BIOGRAPHY

A Tokyo-based artist whose roots are in graffiti.
He has been creating iconic smiley face characters called “MikeL” (Michael) on the streets.
In recent years, he has been actively collaborating with brands and exhibiting his work in galleries outside of Tokyo.

MAW has maintained his own style for more than 16 years, and his method of telling everything with MikeL’s expressions and traces is truly simple and even graceful.

Sometimes they seem to ridicule the world, sometimes they are smiling symbols, and sometimes they are unique in that they evoke a variety of emotions in the viewer.

Always looking at us with the same iconic expression, MikeL is a happy expression that attracts people with such a mysterious charm and leads viewers to smile.


略歴 :
東京をベースに活動し、グラフィティをルーツとするアーティスト。
MikeL(マイケル)というアイコニックなスマイルマークのキャラクターをストリートに出現させている。

近年ではブランドとのコラボレーションや東京以外のギャラリーでも積極的に作品展示を行っている。

MAWは16年以上も自身のスタイルを貫き、MikeLの表情と痕跡ですべてを語るという手法は実にシンプルであり、潔ささえも感じられます。

 時に世の中を嘲笑するかのようにも見えたり、微笑ましい象徴であったり、鑑賞者に様々な感情を持たせるユニークさも兼ね備えています。

いつも変わらないアイコニックな表情でこちらを見ているMikeLは、そんな不思議な魅力で人を惹きつけ、見た人を笑顔へと導くためのハッピーな表現となっています。

 

EXHIBITIONS :
2023  THEATRE PRODUCTS – THEATRE PRODUCTS feat. MAW (Tokyo)
2023  BEAMS T Harajuku – CROOK (Tokyo)
2023  Moosey Art London – CROOK (London)
2023  Manhattan Portage Tokyo – MeetsART (Tokyo)
2023  Miyashita Park – The Fridge presents [ICE]pop shop (Tokyo)
2023  PARK Gallery – (Tokyo)
2023  Bluey Bluey – Opening Group Exhibition (London)
2023  SQUASH DAIMYO – NOME (Fukuoka)
2023  Ginza Tsutayabooksore – Ginza 5th ART SELECTION (Tokyo)
2023  MINT ART HOUSE – COAST summer group show (Australia)
2023  JOINT Harajuku – 5th Anniversary Special Exhibition (Tokyo)
2023  Ginza Tsutayabooksore – tokyo SUBTITLE (Tokyo)
2022  Miyashita Park – HUNTER POPUP (Tokyo)
2022  Complexboost – DOUBLE (Tokyo)
2022  Offs Gallery – REBOOT (Tokyo)
2022  Tokyo Nights Vol.5 (Tokyo)
2022  Wallternatives Mural Exhibition (Kanagawa)
2022  Black Label Gallery – FORK (Tokyo)
2022  Facetasm – Black Thread (Tokyo)
2022  Tokyo Nights Vol.4 (Tokyo)
2022  StupidKrap – Edition Print Release (Australia)
2022  Galerie OVO – YELLOW (Taiwan)
2022  Tokyo Nights  Vol.3 (Tokyo)
2022  Kuro – LUCK (Miyazaki)
2021  Massadler-NOISE (Kanagawa)
2021  Delife – SMACK (Tokyo)
2021  Tokyo Nights Vol.2 (Tokyo)
2020  Café NKMR (Niigata)
2020  Moosey (London)
2020  Menson Rage – FREE (Tokyo)
2020  Entotsu – OUTLET (Tokyo)
2019  Space D – Toyzzz (Tokyo)
2019  Weekend Garage Tokyo – FOUR
2019  The Works – THREE (Tokyo)
2019  Space D – TWO (Tokyo)
2019  Bar Uraque – ONE (Tokyo)

 

Dates : 01/06 – 01/21
  • Monday to Sunday from 1pm to 7pm,
  • Opening party : 01/06 from 6pm to 9pm,
  • Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Where ?

Night Out Gallery
150-0001 Shibuya City, Jingumae, 3−42−7 Aoyama Taiyo Bldg. 3F
ナイトアウトギャラリー
東京都渋谷区神宮前3丁目42-7 青山太洋ビル3F 301号室