July DexNews: Chupa Chups, EY Japan Osaka Office, Cheer for Art Tokyo Project
Chupa Chups - Collaboration Artwork
We invited artist MOYA to paint a beautiful contemporary Japanese piece for a new office space located in central Osaka. With his distinctive line art and a combination of gold and gray base accents, MOYA added a subtle “Wa” essence while complementing the refined design of this single-floor office space.
With the help of the artist, we also created a motion graphics screensaver for the monitor located in the center of the art wall. The graphics act as an extension of the artwork and morph into various motifs featuring Osaka landmarks and themes.
EY Japan - Osaka Office Artwork
EY Japan, a Big Four audit, accounting and consulting firm, worked with TokyoDex to renew their Osaka office using Kansai-based artists MIZPAM and MOYA.
MOYA was inspired by the breadth of EY Japan’s global network and used the motif of the oceans that connect the world to create a water-inspired wall-art piece for the library. The background of the waves is textured with refined gradation created through various techniques, and the piece gives a variety of impressions depending upon the angle from which it is viewed. A single woven line connects the piece from beginning to end, representing the bonds of the EY team.
These two wonderful artists bring local Osaka humor and vibrancy to the new office space and their artwork will surely be a source of motivation for the EY Osaka team.
EY Japan - Osaka Office Workshop
In February 2020, a diverse group of EY Japan employees across entities and functions gathered for a workshop to discuss what values EY members should embrace in order to realize their purpose of Building a better working world. Some of the things that emerged from the discussion as key elements of building a better society were creating a human connection between people and building a work environment where members look forward to the next day. Diversity and freedom were also identified as key to build a better working world.
The participants created sketches based on these keywords, then the artist MIZPAM used their drawings as inspiration for this finished work of art.
The birds represent freedom. The patterns within the wings of each bird were inspired by different participant drawings and represent diversity, symbols of Osaka, and values unique to the Osaka office. The color variations in the birds show the flow of the workday and represent transformation of both self and society. The way in which these unique birds fly forward represent EY Osaka members expressing their individuality while progressing in unison towards the future and building a better working world.
Cheer for Art Tokyo Project
TokyoDex’s own Kristine Kenmochi collaborated with artists Tadaomi Shibuya and Toyohisa Abe to create a video/artwork for “Cheer for Art Tokyo Project.” The Cheer for Art Tokyo Project is a government-funded project which supports art professionals whose work was affected by the spread of COVID-19. Directed and edited by Kristine, the video shows two artists creating a collaborative artwork to express their appreciation to front-line workers.
Check out the video, “Tadaomi Shibuya x Toyohisa Abe / 澁谷忠臣 x 阿部豊久 Better with Art” and download their amazing artwork for free by clicking the More Information button below!
Let’s stay safe and stay connected through art!