ANAMACHY PAINTING X JO-1

HAPPENINGText: Yuka Nakamura (ARI)

Anamachy Painting, a graphic designer who is active in Japan and other Asian countries, created a character GUGAA & MUGAA. Since the middle of March, GUGAA & MUGAA T-shirts and bags have been sold in collaboration with JO-1, which is a casual shop of D-MOP, one of the hottest select shop in Hong Kong.

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D-MOP, a popular select shop among the young in Hong Kong, marked its 20th anniversary in 2008 and got a high attention for collaborating with Bless, Y-3, MIHARAYASUHIRO, and Bernhard Willhelm. Focusing on domestic and foreign art/design scene, it deals with books as well as fashion, and collaborates with other artists, which makes D-MOP a cultural outlet in Hong Kong. JO-1 is the select shop of D-MOP’s casual line and selects items that suit jeans. It has also been creating many original items collaborated with major brands such as Chinese-style shoes with Adidas.

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GUGAA & MUGAA is a baby-animal character created by Anamachy Painting. It ramps around as it likes no matter when or where. As though it engaged in collaborating work with JO-1, GUGAA & MUGAA seems like to erode anything in the store like inside of mirror or shelves, with a loose rein appealing off itself to customers.

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During the sales at JO-1, the GUGAA & MUGAA’s exhibition “GUGAA!!!!!” will takes place in Above Second, the gallery where explores a new movement of the contemporary art. Instead of selling goods like T-shirts, 70 original art works (acrylic on canvas) will be shown.

The limited design of GUGAA & MUGAA T-shirts and bags are on sale from March to June, and the exhibition at Above Second Gallery will take place from April 30th to May 30th.

Anamachy Painting x JO-1
IFC, Central (L3, IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central)
Paterson Street, CWB (57 Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay)
LCX, TST (LCX, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, TST, Kowloon)
APM (APM Millennium City 5, 418 Kwun Tong Road., Kwun Tong, Kowloon)
http://www.d-mop.com.hk

Anamachy Painting Exhibition “GUGAA!!!!”
Date: April 30th – May 16th, 2010
Opening reception: April 30th, 18:00-21:00
Place: Above Second Gallery
Address: 31 Eastern Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852.3483.7950
http://www.above-second.com

Text: Yuka Nakamura (ARI)
Translation: Tatsuhiko Akutsu
Photos: Yuka Nakamura (ARI)

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