Distance - Physical and Psychological
May 28, 2022
April 2, from 4pm to 7pm
Distance – Physical and Psychological
Our modern daily lives are inundated with information. From mass media to one’s own work and personal life, technology bombards us with a constant stream of images. Often, this imagined reality feels as real to us as our actual reality.
In her new exhibition, “Distance – Physical and Psychological,” Masako has created a “new everyday life” that combines what we see in our daily lives along with fragments of the images that flood our smartphones and televisions. Through her work Masako expresses how important it is to distinguish other people’s experiences from our own. In turn, her work begs you to consider the nature of experience through art.
Masako, an award winning emerging artist from Tokyo, has created a “new everyday life” that combines what we see in our daily lives along with fragments of the images that flood our smartphones and televisions. She expresses how important it is to distinguish other people’s experiences from our own. In turn, her work begs you to consider the nature of experience through art.
As a kid, Masako first dreamed of being an astronaut exploring new undiscovered worlds. As a teen, Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch were both powerful influences on her as she experimented with expressing her own emotions and experiences through art. While she enjoys painting on a flat surface, she continues to explore ways to express and share the experience of life with the audience.
Speedy Gallery, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA, USA) is pleased to present the artist, Hideki Kimura’s first art exhibition, “Ki-Yan Collection,” at B&B Italia Tokyo in Aoyama, Tokyo from May 19, 2022.
After Tokyo, it will be exhibited at Speedy Gallery in Los Angeles in 202. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the exhibition in Japan for 10 days. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
The exhibition will be a collaboration between Hideki Kimura’s colorful and powerful exotic animal and plant motifs and B&B Italia’s high-end furniture, proposing a new and modern living space.
Hideki Kimura, who declared himself an artist on his 60th birthday has painted more than 250 murals in Japan and abroad in the last 20 years. This marks his first time presenting a framed painting-type artwork.
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ART – A New powerful way to change the world.
The first gallery in Los Angeles dedicated to the works of Japanese artists
How many Japanese artists do you know? Ken Watanabe, Takashi Murakami or perhaps, Steve Aoki. But of these three, Takashi Murakami is the only contemporary artist. Ken is an actor, and Steve is a son of the famous steakhouse owner who became a popular DJ.and more…
I opened the Speedy Gallery in Los Angeles in May 2019. My love for art knows no bounds, held many art events on my own as a collector, from shows where Chef Watson (AI) competes with artists to museum exhibitions that exclusively featured exotic rare plants from around the world. These are more than art exhibitions; they take people by surprise and joy, showing significance of art events to those who weren’t so interested.
I’m constantly thinking about unique ways to curate art events; hence, I established the Speedy Gallery to introduce artists that are recognized in Japan yet have potential to be celebrated worldwide.
Branding Through Art
I wouldn’t call myself an art producer. I’ve spent many years in corporate brand consulting for Asian clients from Japan to China. Now, I’m planning to brand Japanese art globally through this gallery.
It was easy for companies to build a brand in the past. Before internet, television and magazines were the main media of 20th century. More you invest on marketing and advertisement, more exposure you had. But the rise of multimedia and social media changed the game. Building awareness of the product and services are not enough. Today, it’s about sharing. Sharing the information, users’ benefits, and the experiences with others through media. Companies have expanded beyond television and internet, creating actual spaces where people can directly interact to share the experiences. Many successful brands create these interactive spaces, share the experience through social media and get the people to love their brand. I believe that Speedy Gallery will be beneficial to the people of Los Angeles and the community at large.
Connecting with Society Through Art
Of course, Speedy Gallery will sell amazing artworks like other galleries, and all proceeds will be donated to charities. But it’s more than that. Speedy Gallery is a community space for every art lover and for those who wants to make changes in the world.
Through my career, I have obtained deep understanding of the internet businesses and how the digital natives think. They understand that internet allows people to explore the unknown corners of the societies. They utilized the power of social network to change the society. Take Ice Bucket Challenge, for example, it helped raise awareness of ALS, the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong, Greta Thunberg’s environmental activism and more.
Please come visit Speedy Gallery to enjoy the art and make change in the world.
Born in Osaka, 1965. Graduated from the Art Department of Nihon University
Founder of Sony Digital Entertainment Inc.
Yokohama College of Art - Visiting Professor
K.I.T. Graduate School - Visiting Professor
Other than consultancy, our activities are wide and far-reaching, from acting as talent agent for the actress "NON", management of an art gallery in Los Angeles, event planning and casting business in Beijing, business development utilizing blockchain from Estonia, hosting "AI Salon" for corporate clients, and development of resorts and high tech agriculture in Okinawa and more.
Also drew attention for intorducing the "American-type Talent Agency Contracts" with affiliated artists, which was new to Japan's entertainment industry.
In 1998, as the Vice President of Sony Pictures Entertainment, he was involved in founding the satellite broadcasting network "Animax", "AXN", and more.
Cartier Award “Change Maker of the Year” (2016)
Warner Brothers’ Award “Best Marketer of the Year” (3 consecutive years 2010 – 2012)
Selected as one of “21st Century’s 51 Key IT People” by Nikkei (2001)
Agency for Cultural Affairs: appointed as “Content Researcher”
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry: “Information Age of Discovery” member
Ministry of International Affairs and Communication: “Media ＆ Software Study Group” member
“Breezing Thru DX” (Koryosha Books)
“Ready for the Paradigm Shift?: Creative Minds Post Corona” (Speedy Books)
“You Are Not Thinking to Profit from Social Media, Are You?” (Shogakan)
“This is OK as a 14 Year Old!” (Kodansha)
“Vox Pop is a Lie” (Satemaga Books)
Speedy, Inc. - President
Speedy Property Management Inc. - President
Speedy Gallery Inc. (CA, U.S.) - President
Speedy Euro OÜ - President
Speedy China - Director
Koryosha Inc. - Director
- Representative Director of The Association of Achantemama
- Representative Director of Non Profit Organization Sosaigigi
- Auditor of Fathering Japan Auditor
- Co-founder of Tiger Mask Foundation
Company: Speedy, Inc.
Established: September 7th, 2017
Address: 7-7-7 8F Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Company Details: Worldwide entertainment group with offices all over the world in locations such as Japan, North America, China, and Estonia.
Handles a wide range such as brand consulting, talent agency, art gallery management, publishing, online live streaming, and VR public viewing.