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Nice to meet you I am Kohei Omae, a painter.

I started producing and studying paintings by myself in 2017.


Flowers and forests  Familiar scenes and people... I am influenced by various things  I am making the most of myself.

And they give me healing, learning  wisdom and awareness.

As I felt from there, I sublimated that moment into art, not letters or words.

That's JOY and HAPPINESS for me

Also, for me, painting is all about experimentation.

Just try to draw whatever you want and feel.

You won't know until you try It won't start Try it first

There are many things you can discover while doing it.

While repeating such experiments,

"One day, a flower bloomed on a blank canvas."

That's how the Flower Series was born.

For me, my atelier and gallery are my own laboratory, a very luxurious space.

I want to share what moved me

What I drew today might become a ``letter to the future 100 years from now.''

With that in mind, I create art.

I hope you enjoy watching it.

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​photo by James Brinson

A b o u t   m e

B i o g r a p h y

Born in Hyogo in 1994, USARaised in Chicago and Tokyo.Graduated from Kokushikan University, Faculty of 21st Century Asia

Started painting by self-taught in 2017.

February 2020  

First solo exhibition at Gallery HANA (Shimokitazawa, Tokyo)

“Abstract Painting Kohei Omae” original series ~art life~ announced

May 2020  

Second solo exhibition at Gallery HANA (Shimokitazawa, Tokyo)

July 2020  

Third solo exhibition at Gallery zakura (Shibuya, Tokyo)

February 2021  

“Love & Passion” exhibition held at Gallery HANA

August 2021  

An exhibition commemorating the publication of the first collection of works “TOUCH” was held at Gallery HANA.

November 2021

Exhibited at Seibu Shibuya store "SHIBUYA STYLE vol.15"

March 2022  

Exhibited at Hankyu Umeda Main Store "16 Next Generation Artists Exhibition vol.1"

May 2022  

Exhibited at Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store “Living with Flowers Marche”

June 2022  

Exhibited at Daimaru Sapporo store “Contemporary Art Selection”

August 2022  

Exhibited at Daimaru Tokyo store “ART ART TOKYO Great Contemporary Art Exhibition”

October 2022

Exhibited at Daimaru Sapporo store “Contemporary Art Selection”

October 2022

ZOZOTOWN first issue visual magazine “FAR Issue 3”

​“KENZO” themed works featured  ​Pop-up exhibition at Daikanyama Tsutaya store

December 2022

Provided paintings for the high-end production film “Michigusa”

​Road show at Shimo Kita Ekimae Cinema “K2”

December 2022

Exhibited at Daimaru Tokyo store “Dai Painting Fukufuku City”

January 2023  

Exhibited at Daimaru Kobe store “New Year Art Collection 2023”

January 2023  

Exhibited at Daimaru Shinsaibashi store “Contemporary Art Selection”

2023   March

"Hikkaly Gallery" opened in Gotokuji, Tokyo

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