YUGEN Gallery Opening Exhibition “Add”

YUGEN Gallery Opening Exhibition “Add”

2024.04.06(Sat) – 2024.04.21(Sun)

YUGEN Gallery will be holding the group exhibition “Add”, which will be the opening of Minami Aoyama Gallery, from Saturday, April 6th to Sunday, April 21st, 2024.



This exhibition, planned and curated by Hirotaka Noma, brings together five artists who are attracting attention not only from Japan but also from overseas.

Based on the theme of "Add," which means "to add" or "addition," approximately 30 works, mainly new works created by each artist for this exhibition, will be on display and for sale.

The five artists participating in this exhibition are "Wataru Kimura," "SOMETA," "POKO," "KRM," and "DELUXESTO." Five diverse people from various backgrounds such as street culture, music, and fashion come together to create works with different motifs, such as people and living things.

This exhibition will consist of not only two-dimensionally imagined works by each artist, but also a group of other-dimensional works created by “adding” new ways of expression. As if painting on a blank canvas, it will inevitably color the new YUGEN Gallery.

Please take a look at the newly “added” works to the new gallery that is about to open.



Exhibition highlights

Wataru Kimura





*Please note that some of the exhibited works may be subject to change.

About sales of works


At the same time as the exhibition is held, the works will be available for viewing and purchase on the YUGEN Gallery official online store.

About reception party

A reception party will be held from 5pm on Saturday, April 6th, the first day of the exhibition.

Drinks will also be available for participants.

Anyone can participate, so we look forward to seeing you.

Wataru Kimura

Kimura Wataru


With the theme of young people's complex emotions and instability, he expresses humanity through expressions of hesitation and irritation. He believes that emotions, which can be considered negative, can sometimes cause people pain, but at the same time they give us a feeling of being alive. His masterpiece, LOST BOYS, depicts exactly that moment.



In 2020, he started drawing digital paintings by himself. He has been disseminating his works primarily on SNS, and has been active as an artist since 2022. The concept of his work is the "needy" side he feels while expressing himself on SNS. Through his works, he expresses the needy portrait that everyone feels in this age of SNS.





Born in Kagoshima in 1993. He specializes in making invisible gaps in daily life visible through his works, along with everyday objects, people, and the environment. Currently, he is active in his art activities in two locations: Tokyo and Kagoshima.
I was born in Kagoshima in 1993. I currently work to make invisible gaps in daily life visible through my artworks, along with everyday objects, people, and the environment.  



After playing in a band for 10 years, he started painting on his own. The motif is a doll that he kept with him during his band activities. he draw directly on the designs and icons of printed matter that he find around him, and then create paintings on canvas based on those designs.



Born in Miyazaki Prefecture, lives in Tokyo.
In 2021, he began painting canvases based on his own background, street culture and fashion. He is an artist who continues to evolve while constantly changing his style, and who continues to express the sense of the times without setting limits for himself.



2024.4.6 (Sat) - 2024.4.21 (Sun)


YUGEN Gallery


KD Minami Aoyama Building 4F, 3-1-31 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Opening hours

Weekdays: 13:00-19:00
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 13:00-20:00
*Ends at 17:00 on the last day only

closing day


Admission fee



*Please note that depending on the situation, the exhibition period and opening hours may change without notice.