Contemporary Japanese Artists

Kumi Contemporary presents six of the most sought after and forward thinking artists in Japan's thriving art market: Takashi Murakami, Chiho Aoshima, Hush, Ai Yamaguchi, Mr. and Lady Aiko Nakagawa.

Takashi Murakami

Pioneer of the Japanese Pop art movement Takashi Murakami has blurred the line between commercial and fine art in Japan and become one of the most successful Contemporary artists of his generation.

Chiho Aoshima

Japanese pop artist Chiho Aoshima gained international acclaim as a graduate of Takashi Murakami's KaiKai Kiki Collective. She represents an exciting new post modern art movement in Japanese Art.


Hush has become one of the most collected street artists around. Hush's art beautifully infuses Japanese pop and traditional cultures, producing technically stunning multi-layered works of art.

Ai Yamaguchi

Japanese contemporary artist Ai Yamaguchi has been gaining worldwide acclaim for her powerful and beautiful art - sensitively depicting the lives of young female prostitutes from the Edo period.


Japanese pop artist Mr. - protégé of Takashi Murakami - has established himself as one of the most collected and loved artists in Japan, drawing upon aesthetics and attitudes of otaku culture.

Lady Aiko

Urban street Lady Aiko Nakagawa gained worldwide recognition as part of seminal street art collective trio FAILE. Since leaving she has gained notoriety in her own right as Lady Aiko.