Shojono Tomo is an artist who has the soul of an eternal child. (her name suggests “Friend of the Child”)
The adult with the soul of a child is a key theme running through her art works. 'child play'
(SKINSHIP BARNY )is her subject of her life from 2004.
SKINSHIP BARNY is a human El Nino phenomenon, that causes regulation abnormalityin the body temperature when love cannot be confirmed, and burns out because of its own heat.
Shojono Tomo’s art work is inspired by her imagination and view of the world.
This induces the creation of strong characters and use of colour that lend themselves very much to the mediums of media, particularly TV and fashion.
Her work is alwayscarefully planned and crafted to achieve the desired end result whilst retaining theintegrity of her artistic vision.
An example of the commercial potential of Shojono Tomo’s artistic vision and practiceis her enormously successful “EnocdouterGo WebShop!!” wearable art range that sells in Japan andinternationally.
The serialisation in GOMES magazine, published by PARCO, of her column“Human Robot Sewing Machine” was a turning point in Shojono Tomo’s life.
This legendarymagazine famously liftedsubcultures to the mainstream in Japan.
The exposure led to Shojono Tomo’s regular column on the PLAYSTATION fan site in 1997 cementing herposition as an important emerging artist and leading to further work in Film Animation, Fashion, Stage Art and Comic Book Illustration.
Shojono Tomo continues to work in the arena of Contemporary Art including her installation“Kimutakunology” at UP LINK FACTORY, incorporating mobile phone technology to create a telephone dating club box and her installation using scrap metal objects at STRINP Theatre in Osaka. These art works led to Shojono Tomo’s first collaboration with the British Art Interchange Team, leading to further support by Japish to expand her work internationally.
The launch of her fashion brand PORNINVADERS in 1998 gave Shojono Tomo the opportunity to bring all of her experience of Contemporary Art, Illustration and design came together for the first time, leading the way for much of her work in the 21st century.
In 2004 Shojono Tomo became supported by the Bikousha Corporation to develop the brand EnocdouterGo WebShop!! to sell throughout Japan and internationally.
And she sometime collaboration with fashion company.
ShojonoTomo active around Europe from 2006.
I am invited to Swedish museum (KIMONOFUSION) until May for 2009 through 2011 and make CHILDPLAY 753.
then ShojonoTomo show a custom toy at TOY2R COMPANY in Honkong on JUNE.
and group show in Hollywood on august-september. ( support by SWEET STREET)
Her world advance to U.S.A. spreads from 2011.
The artwork in foreign countries
|1993||Karl Film Festival, Germany - Animation Presentation|
|1996||Siberia Magazine, UK - Japanese Page serialization|
|1998||National TV appearance, Austria|
|2000||New York Underground Film Festival - Animation Presentation|
|2006||Bigbrosworkshop (USA) collected character book “I Love U Baby”|
|2006||Bunny Q Exhibition (Hong Kong) selling customized toys|
|2006||Catwalk Show and Art Exhibition (Spain)|
|2006||L’art de Rien, Aimqube and Boddywood (Paris) stock products.|
|2007||“Friendly Monster Alphabet Book” (Australia)|
|2007||SCREAMING products on sale (Taiwan)|
|2008||Art Installation and Pop-up Shop (London)|
|2009||Collaboration with furniture designer Alexander Pelikan (Holland)|
|2009||jun-13jun picture book group exhibition in paris5rue Paul Bert 75011 paris(la cocoto)|
|2009||From 13th of September 2009 - 8th of January 2010 "KIMONO FUSION".
|2010||September-28may 2011 "KIMONO FUSION".EXHIBITION 2 :in sweden|
|2011||24th Jun Toy custom exhibition for toy2r company in Hongkong.|
|2011||20th August-3rd september "Crowded Teeth"exhibition at Munky King gallery inLA S|
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