UrumaDelvi "Twins"

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hpgrp gallery New York announces the New York debut of the exhibition Twins featuring paintings by the Japanese animators UrumaDelvi. Twins is based on the concept that there is a natural relation between two objects that does not exist when an object is alone. All of the artworks in the exhibition will be displayed in pairs, illustrating the relationship that develops between two objects that share nothing in common except for the space that they share.

UrumaDelvi is a team of two artists who create animations, paintings and three-dimensional plastic art. During the course of their career, they have created over 500 characters such as Oshirikajiri-mushi, a bug that sings the hit song “Minna no uta (Everyone’s Song) and the Capsule Samurai. Their stories, narrated mostly by music and sounds, are full of simple, whimsical ideas, making them popular with both children and adults. UrumaDelvi’s artwork is neither Japanese nor foreign. It exists in a world unto itself, its singularity accounting for its popularity around the world.
UrumaDelvi are two hearts working as one. They have fun creating their artwork, and they want their work to encourage their viewers to “see, laugh and cheer up.” Each one of UrumaDelvi’s characters begins as a sketch and is given a distinct personality with a name, an age and a set of unique characteristics. The passion that UrumaDelvi put into their work is evident in the quality and joy of their final animations.

One of the most popular design teams in Japan, UrumaDelvi creates not only artwork, but also comics, merchandise, video games and websites. Their website “Feeling of the Day” (http://urumadelvi.com/feeling/) has featured over 2,500 of their illustrations in the past 13 years. In 2000, UrumaDelvi collaborated with Playstation 2 to produce Bikkuri Mouse, a program that recreates the team’s live animation performance in 1998. Their most recent invention is the animation software called UrumaDelvi Paint that empowers budding artists to create their own anime based on simple drawings. Merchandise based on UrumaDelvi’s original animated characters encourages their fans to become actively involved in their artwork by breaking the barrier between the passive viewer and the independent consumer.



from October 09, 2009 to November 07, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-10-09 from 18:00 to 20:00



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