Many of you have probably already finished work for the year and had your bonenkai, and now you’re getting ready for a big cleaning day and the celebrations for the new year. And yes, this is the last article from PingMag for 2008. Today’s guest is a Japanese artist, Ryu Itadani. Even if you’ve never heard of his name, chances are you’ve seen his beautiful work for Omotesando Hills. So let’s have a look at some of his amazing work and celebrate the end of 2008! Kanpai!
Written by Chiemi
Could you please introduce yourself?
My name is Ryu Itadani, born in Osaka, in 1974. I’m based in Tokyo now. My work features free hand lines that I draw using an original point of view, and a particular sense of colors. So far, I’ve done artwork for, among other things, Omotesando Hills for their 1st anniversary, and illustrations for the Asahi Shimbun, where I’ve presented my city series and things series.
How was 2008 for you?
I challenged myself by using acrylics this year. It’s such great fun and a thing worth doing to draw with a new medium.
What is your resolution and plan for the new year?
I’m thinking of drawing bigger sized works. I’m also planning to have a solo exhibition at Marunouchi Gallery in Tokyo.
Any message for our readers?
If you have time, please come and visit my site!
Ryu Itadani, thank you very much for showing us your beautiful works! And also thank you, PingMag readers, and everyone who gave us some time for interviews and everyone who sent us lovely messages in 2008. In two days, on Wednesday, December 31, we have a very important notice for all of you. See you on 31st!