SHDW.residency a privately run, annual residency program in Melbourne, Australia. Our goal is to find young, international artists with exceptional talent and to help them develop projects and find collectors in Australia.
Hosted annually from November to January, SHDW.residency provides artists with a studio, a documentary film-maker / photographer as well as help developing satellite projects aimed at getting the attention of the Australian art scene. Each residency concludes with a private exhibition for collectors, featuring a small collection of work and summary presentation of the project.
We cant express how lucky we feel to be starting this new program with Masaho Anotani.
Masaho Anotani was born 1991 in Hyogo prefecture. He studied design at Kyoto Seika University and studied fine art at the Helit Rietveld Academy in the Netherlands. He currently lives in Tokyo.
A combination of collage, aerosol and illustration, Masaho's artwork is surreal, intuitive and undeniably sublime. Masaho is the purest artist that I've ever worked with. He has given himself entirely to his art and yet, somehow, his work doesn't contain so much as a trace of ego. He is a rare individual who, in my opinion, has the potential to be one of Japan's most important artists.
Masaho's work has attracted the attention of the Tokyo fashion elite, he has worked with COMME des GARCONS, Louis Vuitton, ZUCCa & Marc Jacobs. In 2016 his work was featured in STEIDL – WERK No. 23: MASAHO ANOTANI “DEFORMED”.
We are very proud to be able to present Masaho Anotani to Australia and look forward to kicking off our residency program with him.