Try Something Better
Past Exhibition

Kosuke Kawamura

Try Something Better

20 Nov–19 Dec 2021

Gallery COMMON is pleased to announce the relocation and opening of our gallery in Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, in November 2021. Our first exhibition will be TRY SOMETHING BETTER, a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Kosuke Kawamura, from November 20 (Sat) to December 19 (Sun), 2021. The show will feature Kawamura’s signature “shredder collage” style reimagined in a new series of black and silver collages, as well as a series of large multi-canvas works. This will be the largest number of “shredder collage” works ever exhibited by the artist.

Born in 1979 in Hiroshima, Kawamura moved to Tokyo after graduating high school and immediately became involved in the city’s creative community. Initially a graphic designer, Kawamura became active as an exhibiting artist in the early 2000s, holding shows throughout Japan and overseas in conjunction with his collaborative and design work. Since then, his distinctive collage-based style has become well-known both within the Harajuku scene and abroad thanks to his prolific collaborations with adidas, G-shock, Uniqlo, Gundam, Evangelion, AKIRA, and more.