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b. 1977, Japan

baanai Biography

baanai's career as an artist began in 2015 when he sent his portfolio to Rei Kawakubo of COMME des GARÇONS where his work was selected to be used for the brand's products. Since then, baanai's work has been featured by various brands and has had a series of successful solo exhibitions. Behind all this glamour, baanai has pursued his art with a relentless and honest approach. His works are created in his own unique style, in which he fills the entire canvas with a persistent repetition of letters, layer by layer, taking the viewer deeper and deeper into the work. In combination with the strong graffiti elements, the words echo the artist's wailing, and his works, despite being two-dimensional, constitute a space immediately conveying 'the rawness' of the artist.

baanai Featured Artworks

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「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」BYF 020C-74 by baanai contemporary artwork painting
baanai 「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」BYF 020C-74, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
53 x 45.8 cm
MAKI Contact Gallery
「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」BSF 020C-73 by baanai contemporary artwork painting
baanai 「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」BSF 020C-73, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
53 x 45.8 cm
MAKI Contact Gallery
「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」BBF by baanai contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
baanai 「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」BBF, 2021-2022 Oil on canvas
72.5 x 61 cm
MAKI Contact Gallery
「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」 (BGF 019G-81) by baanai contemporary artwork painting
baanai 「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」 (BGF 019G-81), 2022 Acrylic on canvas
194 x 97 cm
MAKI Contact Gallery
「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」 (BBF 019G-69) by baanai contemporary artwork painting
baanai 「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」 (BBF 019G-69), 2021 Acrylic on canvas
116.7 x 91 cm
MAKI Contact Gallery
「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」 (BLYF 019G-78) by baanai contemporary artwork painting
baanai 「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」 (BLYF 019G-78), 2021 Acrylic on canvas
130.3 x 194 cm
MAKI Contact Gallery
「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」 (BBF 020H-16) by baanai contemporary artwork painting
baanai 「ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU」 (BBF 020H-16), 2020 Acrylic on canvas
116.7 x 91 cm
MAKI Contact Gallery

baanai Recent Exhibitions

baanai Represented By

MAKI contemporary art gallery in Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan
MAKI Tokyo
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