[Ota Fine Arts Tokyo] Pet Shop Guys: Lost in Tokyo: Martin Goya Business

16 Jun - 1 Aug 2020
  • We, Martin Goya Business, are an artist collective based in Hangzhou, China. Since 2017, we have collaborated with nearly 400 artists.

     

    Painters, sculptors, video artists, playwrights, tattoo artists, etc... Creatives with many different talents enriched the collective. We are breaking through existing modes of art presentation and concepts together.

     

    This time, we are thrilled to showcase 3 artists from our collective, ¥ouada, ChillChill and PAPAPEPIA, at Ota Fine Arts Tokyo. Come join us at the exhibition "Pet Shop Guys: Lost in Tokyo", opening on 16 June 2020.

     

    - Cheng Ran (Artist, MGB Founder)

  • "Pet Shop Guys: Lost in Tokyo", Ota Fine Arts Tokyo (2020), Filming by: Kanichi Kanegae

  • ¥OUADA (B.1987, BASED IN HANGZHOU)

    ¥ouada deliberately deviates from grand narratives and focuses on his daily stories and fragments of life for his creations, combining motifs of cartoon characters and video games from his childhood memories. His artworks reflect his attitude towards popular culture and the current state of society — a cynical attitude that led to the deconstruction of commonly-found images directly, violently, and even wickedly. 

    • ¥ouada dong!!!, 2018 Acrylic on canvas, spray paint 200 x 150 cm
      ¥ouada
      dong!!!, 2018
      Acrylic on canvas, spray paint
      200 x 150 cm
    • ¥ouada The Tropics is Suitable for Walking, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm
      ¥ouada
      The Tropics is Suitable for Walking, 2019
      Acrylic on canvas
      150 x 150 cm
    • ¥ouada Nongfu Spring Colored, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm
      ¥ouada
      Nongfu Spring Colored, 2018
      Acrylic on canvas
      80 x 60 cm
    • ¥ouada Boyfriend, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm
      ¥ouada
      Boyfriend, 2019
      Acrylic on canvas
      80 x 60 cm
    • ¥ouada Girlfriend, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm
      ¥ouada
      Girlfriend, 2019
      Acrylic on canvas
      80 x 60 cm
    • ¥ouada What We All Have Seen, 2018 Acrylic on canvas, spray paint 150 x 150 cm
      ¥ouada
      What We All Have Seen, 2018
      Acrylic on canvas, spray paint
      150 x 150 cm
  • CHILLCHILL (B. 1990, BASED IN SHANGHAI)

    ChillChill is a "3D Internet artist". To him, the virtual reality software is not a medium but rather a system to generate new thoughts and questions. His curiosity creates a series of virtual worlds, both big and small, filled with found objects, algorithms and computer-generated effects. His works correlate with myths, sharing economy, globalization and neocolonialism.

  • A BRAVE NEW WORLD

    2019, Single channel video with sound, 3'48"

    USD 3,500.-

  • PAPAPEPIA (B. 1987, BASED IN HANGZHOU)

    PAPAPEPIA's creations are derived from his exploration of the mysterious connection between primitive, monolingual and audio-visual touches. He focuses on using materials such as plastics to present the world of the sound "A" — the subject matter of his interest.

     

     

    • PAPAPEPIA A's Self Prove, 2018 PVC, acrylic, wooden frame, plastic, plastic foam, metal hoses, copper wire, screw, paper 120 x 90 cm
      PAPAPEPIA
      A's Self Prove, 2018
      PVC, acrylic, wooden frame, plastic, plastic foam, metal hoses, copper wire, screw, paper
      120 x 90 cm
      USD 3,600.-
    • PAPAPEPIA A-dog, 2019-2020 PVC, acrylic, staples, spray, acrylic box, LED tape, caster 80 x 80 x 50 cm
      PAPAPEPIA
      A-dog, 2019-2020
      PVC, acrylic, staples, spray, acrylic box, LED tape, caster
      80 x 80 x 50 cm
      USD 3,500.-
    • PAPAPEPIA A-Scenes:Ocean, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 240 x 240 cm
      PAPAPEPIA
      A-Scenes:Ocean, 2018
      Acrylic on canvas
      240 x 240 cm
      USD 8,200.-
    • PAPAPEPIA AfAaAcAeA, 2018 Metal hoses, wooden frame, acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm
      PAPAPEPIA
      AfAaAcAeA, 2018
      Metal hoses, wooden frame, acrylic on canvas
      80 x 60 cm
      USD 2,400.-
  • To find out more about the exhibition "Pet Shop Guys: Lost in Tokyo", click here

  • Installation views of "Pet Shop Guys: Lost in Tokyo", Ota Fine Arts Tokyo (2020)

  • About Martin Goya Business

     

    Martin Goya Business was founded by the artist, Cheng Ran, as a pioneer platform that advocates for alternative youth culture. Setting itself apart from existing art systems, it is committed to promoting and supporting the diverse practice and explorations of local emerging artists. Martin Goya Business aligns itself closely with today’s trends and avant-garde fashion, shaping and leading a new visual and cultural scene with their unique vibes. The collective is named after Cheng's black cat, Martin Goya, whose name is a combination of a pet name and street name — an idea Cheng referenced from the Hollywood movie “SPY” (2015).