Gospel / GOSPEL FOR TRAMPS

Gospel was introduced to Hip Hop in 1992 and graffiti inspired him. As a child, he was into manga and drawing which lead him to be a self-taught illustrator.

Gospel always remembers his roots. His style focuses on unique characters with warmth that are not affected by trends. They are beyond our imaginings of cliché Hip Hop.

From painting at live events, to creating apparel designs, album art, and logos for commercial and emerging projects – Gospel’s, “Never forget the basics” style is appreciated by a variety of audiences that expand his art around the globe.

絵や漫画に興味を持ち、暇があれば絵を描く幼少期を経て1992年ヒップホップ・カルチャー、なかでもグラフィティに強い衝撃を受け、独学で様々な技術を学びつつオリジナルのスタイルを確立、原点を忘れず、流行り・廃りに踊らされることなく、オリジナルのスタイルで生み出されていく暖かみのあるキャラクターを活かした作風は「ヒップホップ」という言葉で誰もが思い浮かべるクリシェを容易に飛び越えてみせる。

「それっぽい」もの が当たり前になったいまだからこそ原点を忘れないその姿勢はヒップホップの枠を越え多くの人々に支持され、ライブペイントなどはもちろんDJ SARASAやKOHH、Tuxedoのラインスタンプや、高校生RAP選手権のロゴデザインなど、メジャーからアンダーグラウンドまで幅広くデザインやアートワークを手がけ、多方面で活躍しつつNEWYORKでの個展や日本での展示を通しその世界観をさらに広め、活動の幅を広げ続けている。

■ EXHIBITION
2010 【 January 】NewYork at.Ouchi Gallery  – 100 Artist Exhibition –
2010 【 May 】NewYork at.Ouchi Gallery  – SOLO EXHIBITION “Flavor” –

2011 【 October 】NewYork at.Ouchi Gallery  – SOLO EXHIBITION –

2012 【 November 】NewYork at.Ouchi Gallery  – SOLO EXHIBITION –

2013 【 January 】Yokohama/Japan at.GOODDAYS  – SOLO EXHIBITION / GOOD”OLD”DAYS –
2013 【 March 】NewYork : Fountain Art Fair
2013 【 November 】Yokohama/Japan at.Yonabe Gallarey  – Group Exhibition –
2013 【 December 】Yokohama/Japan at.Yonabe Gallarey  – DARUMA Exhibition –

2014 【 February 】NewYork at.Ouchi Gallery  – SOLO EXHIBITION –
2014 【 March 】NewYork : Fountain Art Fair

2015 【 March 】NewYork : Fountain Art Fair
2015 【 September 】Tokyo/Japan at.NOS EBISU : A4 ART Project (Produce)

2016 【 May 】Tokyo/Japan at.NOS EBISU : キャライズム – character ism
2016 【 October 】 Tokyo/Japan at.Gallery Conceal : PHOTOJAM TOKYO vol.5
2016 【 November 】Japan at.BALLOND’ESSAI Latte&Art Gallery : GUITAR ART JAM Tokyo
2016 【 November 】Tokyo/Japan at.NOS ORG : The Mothership Returns To Tokyo / Parliament-Funkadelic Tribute Art Show

2017 【 April 】NewYork at.Ouchi Gallery : re:edit -Group Exhibition-
2017 【 April 】TOKYO/Japan at.Gallery Conceal : PHOTOJAM TOKYO vol.6
2017 【 July 】 YOKOHAMA/Japan at.Grassroots – SOLO EXHIBITION –