Sense 3 Exhibition

Ulalaka is happy to present Sense 3 Art Exhibition by artists Donguri & Yomogi, Elena Jochum, and Orie Cezair at the 3rd floor gallery from July 17th until July 25th. The gallery is open Friday through Tuesday from 12:00 until 6:00pm. We are closed on Wednesday. and Thursday. Please drop by and enjoy the artists’ works.

Ulalaka will hold a reception for the the artists on Saturday, July 24th from 3pm till 6pm. Please join us to meet the artists and mix with fellow art lovers!

kanade Art Exhibition by Yuki Taira

Ulalaka is happy to present kanade Art Exhibition by artist Yuki Taira at the 3rd floor gallery from May 9th till May 23rd. The gallery is open Friday through Tuesday from 12:00 till 6:00pm. We are closed on Wednesday. and Thursday. Please drop by and enjoy the artist’s works.

Mach 810 Art Exhibition by Eiten

Ulalaka is happy to present Mach 810, an exhibition by Okinawa pop artist Eiten, as our newest exhibition at the 3rd floor gallery space.

The exhibition will run from March 13th until March 28th. The gallery is open Friday through Tuesday, from 12 noon until 6pm. Please stop by and enjoy the artist’s work!

There will be an Opening Reception for the artist on March 13th, from 5pm at the gallery. Please join us in celebrating the artist and his works.

Portraits of Another Life Exhibition

Ulalaka is happy to present Portraits from Another Life, an exhibition by digitographer Xray, as our newest exhibition for the 3rd floor gallery space.

The exhibition will run from February 13th until February 28th. The gallery is open Friday through Tuesday, from 12 noon until 6pm. Please stop by and enjoy the artist’s work!

Kizon Exhibition

Ulalaka is happy to present Kizon, an exhibition by bingata artist Yukinaga Chibana, as our newest exhibition for the 3rd floor gallery space.

The exhibition will run from January 17th until February 7th. There will be a reception party for the artist on Sunday, February 7th from 5pm. Please join us in celebrating the artist’s work!

Yukinaga Chibana Profile

Yasumitsu Lee

Born in Kokura, North Kyushu in 1974, Yasumitsu Lee moved to Okinawa at the age of 27, charmed by the island’s nature, and began his painting career.
Lee decided to enter his first artwork for competition in the Nishiwaki Okanoyama Thumbhole Grand Prix Exhibition when he learned that artist Tadanori Yoko, who he greatly admired, would be one of the judges. Lee’s work ‘ Hawaiian Girl’ was selected as one of the winning entries for the show.
In 2015, after several years of living under the Okinawan sun, the island’s vivid colors began to be reflected in Lee’s works with his series entitled ‘Hana’ (flowers). These images of plants, flowers, and other island motifs eventually led to the forming of Lee’s textile brand Taion, which has a stylish shop on Ukishima Street in Naha, selling interior textiles and lifestyle goods.
Ulalaka is proud to feature the artworks of Eiten Oshiro and to promote him to an international audience.

You can visit Lee’s interior and lifestyle shop at the address below:
Taion Textile Arts
2-3-10 Matsuo, Naha, Okinawa
Tel: 098-914-1082
info@taion9.com

Danson

Born 1986  Iriomote Island, Okinawa

After working at an advertising agency, Danson became the Attaché de Press and management for the popular Tokyo collective exhibition Rooms, in addition to working on a variety of other fashion-related press events.
At present, while co-managing Okinawa lifestyle shop Plant and Soil, Danson continues to work on various projects including creating illustrations for magazines, wall art for shops, and brand logo designs, while continuing his ongoing work as a picture book illustrator in his book series ‘Life of Mr. Donk- Mr. Agorita’s Seeds of Happiness’.

Previous Exhibitions:

Art Exhibition ‘mite’, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum
Exhibition: ‘Dummy’ Ebisu Soft
Exhibition: ‘Danson’s Artwork’ Antica Locanda Koenji, Tokyo
Exhibition: ‘Garden Wall’ Garden Shakuji Koen, Tokyo
Event: ‘Rod Night’ M Space Daikanyama, Tokyo

Romance Exhibition Opening Event

Ulalaka is happy to present Romance, an exhibition by artist Danson, as our opening exhibition for the 3rd floor gallery space.

The exhibition will run from December 18th until January 10th. There will be a reception party for the artist on Friday, December 18th from 7pm. Please join us in celebrating the artist’s work!

Exhibition: Romance

Everyone has something that will stir their passion. It might be your job, or a hobby or even relaxing at a cafe. It’s different for everyone. 
No matter what obsessions (passions) dance through our daily lives, they make our lives all the more richer.

For the Romance Exhibition, I’ve chosen works that have night as their common theme (Romance 01-10) , from past illustrations and artworks, and the original drawings for my published picture book. 

Nothing would thrill me more than If these images from the Romance Exhibition stir up your passions and add a bit of extra excitement to your life.

Danson.(2020.12.18) 

Danson Profile

Ulalaka is closed every Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons.

Artist Danson

Yukinaga Chibana

Bingata,a traditional Okinawan textile dyeing technique established in the 14th century, uses organic plant and mineral dyes and stencils to create colorful, detailed fabrics.
Contemporary bingata artist Yukinaga Chibana, who grew up in a bingata producing family, decided he wanted to give the craft a more modern spin, employing bingata techniques to produce modern artworks which marry bingata with various aspects of subculture.
Chibana’s mix of anime, pop art and graffiti styles with traditional bingata patterns and techniques, creates an exciting canvas of visual stimulation. Schoolgirls and tattooed vixens, dragons and other mythical creatures, rock and street symbolism all provide inspiration for the artist. The intricate, kaleidoscopic results are nothing short of breathtaking.
Ulalaka is proud to feature the artworks of Yukinaga Chibana and to promote him to an international audience.
 

If you would like to participate in a bingata workshop, or see more of the artist’s work, please visit his website or arrange a visit to the studio.
Bingata Laboratory Somesenka
3-16-7Kakazu, Ginowan, Okinawa 098-890-0560
someseka.com

Eiten Oshiro

Eiten Oshiro is Okinawa’s most famous and prolific pop artist. Indeed, you can find Eiten murals all over Naha and other parts of the island.With a style that embraces elements of graffiti and street art, the artist paints cityscapes, colorful plants and fauna with an almost Aboriginal feel.
Born into a large family, Eiten loved drawing from a young age. After graduating from art school in Osaka, the artist first focused on metalworks, before finding his niche as a painter. Often painting live on walls, canvas and models, the works are vibrant and flowing, as if the colors themselves refuse to dry. Paintings within paintings swirl around the viewer.
In addition to the murals around the city, Eiten’s work has been featured on multiple CD jackets and in shop interiors and magazines. He has exhibited internationally in New York,Hong Kong & London.
Ulalaka is proud to feature the artworks of Eiten Oshiro and to promote him to an international audience.