About


W a t a r u K o m a c h i

Artist

Born in Tokyo

Live in Tokyo

Komachi uses collage, painting, photography, and various other methods in his artistic practice to express
current social climates and the buzzwords of our shared cultural vernacular with a distinct sense of playfulness.
Still, his scope is not so wide as to be overwhelming, with a focus on how these phenomena become
part of the everyday and banal. hope that viewers will enjoy Komachi’s humorous and incisive montages
of information, language, and visual culture.

Biography


S o l o E x h i b i t i o n s

2019.Clear Gallery Tokyo (tokyo)
“Time’s Up Pokemon Go! Home”

2018.Clear Gallery Tokyo (tokyo)
“Just Like Heaven”

2018.Clear Gallery Tokyo (tokyo)
“I Don’t Want To Grow Up”

2016.(PLACE) by method (tokyo)
“New Nostalgia”

2015.Voilld (tokyo)
“KamoRiver Runs Through It”

2012.Clear Edition & Gallery (tokyo)
“A Whiter Shade Of Pale”

2008.Calm&Punk Gallery (tokyo)
“Fuck Forever”

2005.The Pineal Eye (london)
“God Save The Kate ”

2001.The Pineal Eye (london)
“Shake Out The Ghost”

2000.Christophe Lemaire (paris)
“Wataru Komachi@Christophe Lemaire”

2000.THE Deep Gallery (tokyo)
supported by E&Y

S e l e c t e d g r o u p E x h i b i t i o n s

2015.Omote Sando Hills.SPACE O (tokyo)
“Showcase/Stands” Group Show

2015.(PLACE) by method (tokyo)
“Keiji Ito x Wataru Komachi”
with Keiji Ito

2011.Galerie Agathe Helion (paris)
“Urbanity” Group Show
with VLP (Vive La Peinture),Psyckoze,Le Cyklop

2001.Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche Department (paris)
“Exposition Collections Particulieres” group show/with Karl Lagerfeld,
Isabel Marant,Christophe Lemaire,etc

2000.Colette (paris)
“La Plages” group show/with Julie verhoeven,Trevor appleson,
Claudio cassano,Felix larher,Marlene marino

S e l e c t e d p r o j e c t s

2019 REVERB AW19 collaboration
Apparel Brand
JNBY group/china.

2019 PLUSTOKYO Vip Room Artwork
Most huge Music Lounge In Tokyo

2015 Hysteric Glamour collaboration
Apparel Brand

2013 DomPerignon project
Dark Night-Limited Gallery Vol.3 Wataru Komachi
MHD.

2012 COACH project
(Tastemaker DuffleProject)
Coach Japan LLC.

2011 3.11 Project Present
( Dear Japan, We Love You)
atOPENHOUSE Gallery New York
Foundation World Inc.

2011 Love For Nippon project
Abahouse International Co.

2010 Alfred Dunhill collaboration
(Alfred DUNHILL LocalArtist Collaboration)
Richemont Japan Limited/

2010 Levi’s® Forever Blue project
LEVI STRAUSS Japan K.K./

2008 Matsuya GINZA department collaboration
(Ginza Remix)
Matsuya Co., Ltd.

2002 LACOSTE 12.12 Project.

A w a r d

2005.DesignTideTokyo”Best Tokyo Design”

2009.JapanMensFashionUnity.MFU”Best Debutant Artist Of The Year”

P u b l i c a t i o n s

Show Case “Stands” Catalog
published ShowCase 2016 Japan

Keiji Ito X Wataru Komachi
*Collaboration Works
published Erect Magazine 2015 Japan

A Whiter Shade Of Pale by wataru komachi
published Clear Edition inc 2012 Japan

S-des Gallery Collection
published Sony Digital Entertainment 2010 Japan

Rocket 02
published CAP+RCKT/Rocket Company* 2010 Japan

Tokyo Edit
published CAP+RCKT/Rocket Company* 2009 Japan

Touch Of Design
published la vie v bian ji bu 2008 Taiwan

Designer’s Design
publishing antique collectors club ltd.illustrated edition 2007 UK

DesignTide a Message from Tokyo
published DesignTide committee 2005 Japan

Exposition Collections Particulieres
published Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche 2001 France


© Wataru Komachi