COSMIC WONDER was founded in 1997 by Yukinori Maeda. The “Center for COSMIC WONDER”, located in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, functions as a site for activities and presentations. COSMIC WONDER is a conceptual project comprising various modes of expression from clothing, artwork and publishing to performance. In 2016 COSMIC WONDER moved its studio to a traditional house and workshop in Miyama, a remote village in the mountains north of Kyoto, which is designated as a national preservation district of historic buildings. Recent exhibitions include: “Omizue: Iwamino-kamito-mizu” at the Iwami Art Museum (2016）presented as a joint project of COSMIC WONDER and Kogei Punks Sha, “Kami” at Shiseido Gallery, Ginza (2017), “COSMIC WONDER: Lightness of Light” at the Iwami Art Museum (2017), “COSMIC WONDER Harmonic Meditation” at Taka Ishii Gallery, Hong Kong (2019). “NONO a native spirit of Kami and Cloth” is an exhibition of new works that will be presented at the Iwami Art Museum in September, 2020.
Founder of COSMIC WONDER, Contemporary artist. He is currently based in Miyama, north of Kyoto. Whether through photography, three-dimensional media, or painting, he expresses a spiritual space inflected with his personal experiences. His exhibitions include: “Space for Your Future” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2007), his first solo exhibition “UNIVERSAL LOVE” at Taka Ishii Gallery (2009), “MOT Collection: Plastic Memories – to illuminate now” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2010, “Yokohama Triennale 2011: OUR MAGIC HOUR How Much of the World Can We Know?” at the Yokohama Museum of Art (2011), his second exhibition “ECHOES” at Taka Ishii Gallery (2011),
and his third exhibition of “Splashed Ink Chii Ryugu Sansui-zu” at Taka Ishii Gallery (2018) His recent group exhibition, alongside Elein Fleiss, “Photography and Fashion Since the1990s” was presented at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (2020).
Kogei Punks Sha
Kogei Punks Sha is an artistic unit creating space for human spirit. Formed by Yukinori Maeda and Sumiko Ishii. Works exhibition including, “Kamino-hirano-awa Water Ceremony” at Gallery Hakuden (2015), “Omizue: Iwamino-kamito-mizu” at Iwami Art Museum (2016) and “Kami” at Shiseido Gallery, Ginza (2017). We are please to present “NONO a native sprit of Kami and Cloth” an exhibition featuring new works at Iwami Art Museum (September, 2020).