july, 2019

16jul6:30 pm8:00 pmCreative Community: Daisaku Ueno, Masahiro Umeda & Hiroshi Mehata

Event Details

Join Obihiro artists Daisaku Ueno, Masanori Umeda, and Hiroshi Mehata as they discuss their respective artistic practices and howthey arrived at the pieces that were made for the exhibition “思考回路 / Shikou Kairo: Patterns of Thought”presented by AIRMW and Hairpin Arts Center. Viewers are invited to watch Ueno as he begins his site-specific sculpture and Mehata will play Obihiro-inspired compositions. Umeda also introduces his new works that lie between painting and sculpture.

Daisaku Ueno is a native of Hokkaido, Japan who makes large sculptural works using raw materials such as mud, wood, bamboo, stone and water. Many of his public works make use of readily available materials near the site. His works retain a structural and visual fluidity that incorporates the unique characteristics of each organic material.

Masanori Umeda is a painter and multi-media artist whose works are part of the permanent collection of the Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art.  In 1990, he won both the Best Special Award and the Ikko Tanaka Award in the Amnesty Poster Graphics Competition. From 1993 to 2008, he held the Inspirational Award at Liquitex Biennial. His solo exhibition, “Tokachi New Generation Series X (10)” was displayed at the Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art in 2007. He was born and currently resides in Obihiro, Japan.

Hiroshi Mehata is a Noise/Experimental Music artist who has also been creating graphic artworks basedon his own music in Tokyo, Japan. His work explores metaphysical concepts of noum, kami, andkotodama as it relates to the history and spirituality of Japanese culture. Since 2011 Mehata has beenworking under the name “Mehata Sentimental Legend” and released the album “Noum Zeccyou” underGermany’s netlabel Mind Plug Records. Since then he has continued doing musical collaborations withforeign artists and musicians. Since 2011 Mehata has been working under the name “Mehata SentimentalLegend” and released the album “Noum Zeccyou” from Germany’s net label Mind Plug Records. Since then he has continued doing musical collaborations with foreign artists and musicians.


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Hairpin Arts Center

2810 North Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor Chicago