Kumi literally means ‘everlasting beauty’
Japanese art has a certain sensibility to it - varying from daintily intricate and innocent to the outrageously sexual and shocking.
Japanese post-modern art is thriving. Takashi Murakami’s Superflat movement has paved the way for a newer generation of young artists. Borrowing influences from pop culture, commercialism and eroticism, Japanese contemporary art is fast becoming one of the most collected in the world.
With exhibitions across the globe - New York, LA, London and beyond, Japanese art is transcending its once very private space in Japan and is finding root in Western Culture.
Kumi Contemporary was conceived in 2008. Since then we have been working tirelessly, setting up relationships with some of the most established artists and galleries in Japan. It’s taken us until 2011 to finally realize the dream of setting up our online gallery KumiContemporary.com and we are proud to say it's been worth the wait.
Kumi contemporary operates on the secondary art market – selling signed and numbered editions, and original artworks from six of the most forward thinking and innovative artists in the Japanese art scene: Takashi Murakami, Chiho Aoshima, Ai Yamachuchi, Aiko Nakagawa, Mr and Hush.
We're still adding products to the website so please feel free to check back to see the collection grow. If there is a particular piece of Japanese contemporary art you may be interested in that we do not feature on our site we'd love to be able to help you source it. We have relationships with some of the most established as well as smaller art galleries in Japan.
We operate from a modest office in London. Although primarily an online gallery should clients wish to look at a particular artwork before purchase then viewings by appointment can be arranged.