【EVENT】For the first time in Sapporo, Artist Misato Oka will host “Would you like me to draw your profile?”
Apr 26, 2021
“MISATO OKA: Would you like me to draw your profile?”
From its beginnings at Daikanyama T-Site in Tokyo, to Fukuoka, Kumamoto, then Nagoya, this exciting project has finally made its way to Sapporo. We are excited to host the artist at KADO Gallery from May 15, 2021.
May 15 is the International Day of Families and has been since 1994, which was proclaimed as The International Year of the Family. Although the shape and meaning of family is different to each person, we as THE KNOT have proposed this project with the hope that it will provide an opportunity to think about your loved ones.
Misato Oka’s lifework is of portraits, and is always of the left side of the face because in the Orient, going from right to left is means going towards the future. Her style is based on the traditional Japanese painting technique of using only few colors with black borders, and one of the most important factors is to meet the subject matter in person. Not only does it allow for a more realistic painting, but to select colors Oka gains hints from the aura and energy of the person to decide.
During the exhibition, 14 photos of children, adults, and animals will be on display.
On May 21 (Fri) – May 23 (Sun) Misato Oka will be in the gallery from 11:00 – 18:00 to take orders for portraits. Be it of someone you love or of the two of you together, the artist will only be in Sapporo for a limited time so don’t miss out!
For those of you who live a little bit out of Sapporo, why not take a weekend trip to visit the free exhibition and stay at THE KNOT as a base for your well-deserved getaway?
Title: Would you like me to draw your profile?”
Period: May 15 (Sat) – May 30 (Sun), free entry 10:00 – 23:30
Location: KADO Gallery, THE KNOT SAPPORO 1F. 060-0063 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 3 Jonishi, 3 Chome−16−2.
■ Order Reception
How to Order:
On the day, come in your favourite outfit, it doesn’t matter if it’s super casual or even a uniform, as long as you are comfortable. Bookings are not available and orders will determined by order of arrival. Your portrait will be taken on camera, and painting will be delivered to your door in around three months. Each order will take about 20 – 30 minutes and includes the photoshoot, as well as selection of the frame, image size, and product output. If it’s busy, please relax in LES BOIS on the second floor over a hot or cold drink a just with a good book. The artist does not speak English but a translator will be available on the day.
Period: May 21 (Fri) – May 23 (Sun), 11:00 – 18:00
Location: KADO Gallery, THE KNOT SAPPORO 1F. 060-0063 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 3 Jonishi, 3 Chome−16−2. https://hotel-the-knot.jp/sapporo/en/access/
Regarding orders: 080-5507-3310 (Misato Oka, limited English spoken)
regarding media coverage or other: 080-2026-4772 (THE KNOT Miyuki Boursier)
About the Artist
Born in Sumida Ward, Tokyo. Artist. Completed the Tama Art University’s Printmaking Course. Her lifework is of portraits and has painted about 1,700 different people. She gained a reputation for her clear concept and pop style. She has written numerous essays and other short works, including “A Three-day Expedition Through Art and Architecture” in BRUTUS, Sapporo no Seikai (publisher: Magazine House); “BEAMS EYE ON ISE: News From Ise” (publisher: BEAMS); and “Guide to Yotsuya” in HERS (publisher: Kobunsha).
Would you like me to draw your profile?
KADO Gallery, THE KNOT SAPPORO 1F.
060-0063 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 3 Jonishi, 3 Chome−16−2
Exhibit: May 15 (Sat) - May 30 (Sun), free entry
Orders: May 21 (Fri) - May 23 (Sun), 11:00 - 18:00