The designs for these limited edition masks were provided by four different artist closely related to each of the four locations of THE KNOT. Made in Tokyo. These masks are made from a jersey knit fabric which gently contours the face and helps to keep you cool. This mask is made in collaboration with Araiseni Co., Ltd., a cut and sew manufacturer with over 50 years of history.
For THE KNOT YOKOHAMA
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture
Education: Yokohama College of Art and Design
For THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
Born in Nara prefecture in 1990. Using landscapes and daily essentials as motifs, he abstractly emphasizes similarities, and creates works that encourage a poetic interpretation of the works and a deviation from common sense. He works on installations using video and other 3D methods, as well as 2D drawings. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions such as ”Parallel World” NOHGA HOTEL Ueno, Tokyo (2020), ”Super Flatland” White Conduit Projects, London (2020), ”London Summer Intensive Showcase” Camden Art Centre, London (2019) and more. Completed Oil Painting Master’s Programme at the Graduate School of Fine Arts (2018), Tokyo University of the Arts, Exchange Study Abroad at Glasgow School of Fine Arts (2016).
For THE KNOT SAPPORO
Yusuke Oishi (MARCOMONK)
Born in Hakodate, Hokkaido in 1980. Lives in Tokyo. After finishing high school, he surrounded himself in Sapporo street culture, before moving to Tokyo in 1996. He started working in photography in 2008, video in 2010, and in 2020 he started to teach himself the art of collage. In 2018 he published a photobook called LIFE THROUGH MY EYES, which captures everyday life in New York City. He is working across a variety of areas both in Japan an abroad, including fashion, magazines, and advertisements. His works leave lingering memories that were captured in just one short moment.
For THE KNOT HIROSHIMA
Born in Hiroshima City in 1993. Graduated from the Hiroshima City University Graduate School of Arts (Master’s Degree Program), Department of Sculpture in 2019.
Based in his hometown of Hiroshima, Kimura is a multidisciplinary artist. His practice focuses on creating both 3D wooden sculptures and 2D works with watercolor and other media. Mixing art and humour into each of the 3D and 2D planes, Kimura’s art can be easily integrated into our daily lives.
He has been involved in group exhibitions in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kanazawa and more. One of his works is also on permanent display on Naoshima.
2015: ‘Sculpture Festival in Kanazawa 2015’ at Art Base Ishibiki/Ishikawa
2019: Received the Encouragement Award at The 7th New KENBITEN: Annual Competition of Art in Hiroshima Prefecture at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Hiroshima
2019: ‘Spiral Independent Creators Festival’ (SICF20) at Spiral Hall, Tokyo
2020: Solo exhibition ‘Kanari Ganbatte Mita’ (I tried really hard) at Gallery G, Hiroshima
Length 130mm Width 165mm
Polyester 90% Polyurethane 10%
How to Wash:
- Carefully hand wash in lukewarm water (around 40℃) with a gentle detergent.
- Dry flat in a shaded, well-ventilated place.
- Do not use bleach or detergents containing bleaching agents.
- Please note that washing with acidic or alkaline detergents can cause deterioration of the fabric.