Profile of Osamu Watanabe
/Osamu Watanabe’s brief personal history
Osamu Watanabe/Artist of Contemmporary Art
2003: He graduated Tokyo Zokei University as a design major
He became popular with his art decorations of sweets, and he is the first person who made them as one ART form. He appeared in some Japanese TV shows such as “Tokyo Kawaii TV”(NHK) and “Tetsuko no heya special”(Special program-Tetsuko’s room-). He is called the prince of sweets in art industry.
He creates figures of candies, fruits and even whipped cream with his elaborate and colorful design. He held exhibitions not only in Japan but also all over the world like China, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, the United States, and Korea.
In 2012, the book “SWEET OR UNSWEET?” was published as his first miscellany, and his arts are displayed in “Ohara museum” and “Haruhi museum”.
“Gokan de Art”(Art with five senses) Shinano Museum in Nagano
“Festival of the Earth-Echigo Saiyu art Triennale” in Niigata
“Unrealistic Metaphor anima mix biennale “ in China
Shanghai modern museum MOCA
Exhibition “Nihon” modern museum center
“Chou Kawai-shugi Sengen(the Publicity of Super Kawaii-ism ) in Nagano
Shiga Heights Roman museum of Yamanouchi
“Osamu Watanabe OHARA-DECO” in Okayama
Ohara museum“Osamu Watanabe, Museum of Sweets” in Aichi
haruhi museum in Kiyosu.
“Welcome to a Small World” in Kagawa, Museum of Takamatsu city
“Osamu Watanabe, God of Sweets” in Hyogo,
“Osamu Watanabe, Sweets Sentiment” in Tokyo, Pola museum annex
“Osamu Watanabe, Kingdom of Sweets-Sweets Fantasy Quest-“ in Gunma, Museum of Takasaki city
“Masterpieces from OHARA MUSEUM OF ART” in Akita, Akita Museum of Modern art
“Sweet Memories” in Nagano, KARUIZAWA NEW ART MUSEUM
2012 “OSAMUWATANABE SWEET OR UNSWEET?” (BNN Shinsha)
2013 “OSAMU WATANABE POST CARD BOOK”(Parco)
[Places of Storage]
Ohara museum, Haruhi museum in Kiyosu city, Shiga Heights Roman museum of Yamanouchi