50 five-o

Backside works. × SANRIO CHARACTERS
「 50 five-o 」

03.16 (Sat.) – 03.31 (Sun.) 2024
12:00 – 19:00 (closed on Mon.)

この度、SH GALLERYでは Backside works. × SANRIO CHARACTERS「50 five-o」を開催致します。
サンリオ ハローキティ50th アニバーサリーを記念してハローキティをはじめBackside works.とサンリオキャラクターズとのコラボレーションソロエキシビション『50 five-o』を開催させて頂きます。


The SH GALLERY is pleased to present Backside works. x SANRIO CHARACTERS “50 five-o”.
In celebration of Sanrio Hello Kitty 50th Anniversary, we are pleased to present “50 five-o”, a solo exhibition in collaboration with Hello Kitty and Backside works. with Sanrio Characters.
From the 1960’s to the present, Sanrio Characters have been at the center of Japanese “kawaii” culture.
They are loved around the world as the “kawaii” of 2024.

The theme of this collaborative work is “Let’s all get along”.

Please come and visit the exhibition at SH GALLERY.

Backside works.

Backside works. は顔だけでなく本名も性別も年齢も明らかにしていない作家だ。 ただし、作品の中の様々なヒントを通じて日本の福岡出身ということは分かる。

スケートボード技術にBackside、Frontsideという技術があるが、作家がスケートボードが好きで自分の得意がBackside技術だったので作家名をBackside works. と書いたという。

作家は匿名性を通して私たちに何を話したいのでしょうか? 作家とのインタビューで、作家は自分が大衆の前に出てこないことについて、冗談混じった答えでルックスに自分がいなくてと答えた。
作家は作品を見る観客が主人公だと思い、この観客と一緒に物語を作っていくHeroin(小説や映画での女主人公)という可愛い女の子を描き、この人物たちの平凡な生活を穏やかで淡々と描くことでHeroinと 観客たちが一緒に味わおうとする日常生活での幸せさを追求するのではないだろうか。
どうやら当然、日本のオタク文化とストリート文化の影響を受け、技法面でも日本アニメやマンガ、グラフィティアートなどの要素でペインティング、シルクスクリーン、ペン画やスプレーなど様々な材料 を使用する。

また、Backside works.は、リーバイス、コンバス、週刊少年ジャンプなど、多数のブランドとのコラボレーションをしている。

Backside works. is an artist who has not revealed his real name, gender, or age, as well as his face.However, through many hints in the work, we know that he is from Fukuoka, Japan.

There are two skateboarding techniques, Backside and Frontside, and the artist wrote his name as Backside works. because he loves skateboarding and his specialty is Backside technique.

What does the artist want to tell us through the anonymity? During an interview with the artist, the artist answered, in a mixed joking answer, that about not being in front of the public, the artist did not see itself in the looks.
The artist may think that the audience who sees the work is the main character, and may depict a pretty girl named Heroin (the female protagonist in novels and movies) who creates the story together with this audience, and may pursue the happiness in daily life that Heroin and the audience try to experience together by depicting the ordinary lives of these characters in a calm and unaffected manner.
Naturally influenced by Japanese otaku and street culture, the techniques used include painting, silkscreening, pen drawings, spray painting, and other materials with elements of Japanese anime, manga, graffiti art, and other forms of art.

Backside works. has also collaborated with a number of brands, including Levi’s, CONVERSE, and Weekly Shonen Jump.

Backside works. CV

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