Masayasu Tokoro

These “amateur” dolls are made for stop-motion animation, their frames constructed with movable brass ball joints. Their heads, hands, and legs are built of wood and their clothes are original designs of dyed and sewn fabric. They strike a greater variety of poses than amateurs, wanting us to feel the richness of their expressions even in standing position.


1979 Born in Gifu Prefecture.Japan

2009 Graduate from Osaka University of Arts, Department of Design

Awards

2008 Grand Prize for DAS (DAS Designers Association) Student Design Competition

2009 Prize for 94th two Department of Design Division

2010 Prize for 95th two Department of Design Division

2010 Special prize for Kansai two Department of Design Division    

2010 Prize for International Art Triennale 2010 find the Da Vinci of the century              

2011 Bronze prize for Maebashi Art competition live

2011 Prize for 96th two Department of Design Division 

2012 Grand Prize for 97th two Department of poster design award 

2014 Grand Prize for 99th two Department of poster design
award 

2015 Grand Prize for 100th two Department of poster design award 

Activity history

2006 Group exhibition “遊制行者of ten man "

2007 Group exhibition "ZOO"

2009 ART COURT GALLERY "P & E 2009" Exhibition

2010 First solo exhibition in GALLERIE CENTENNIAL 
             "Masayasu Tokoro movable skeleton doll Exhibition"

2013 Solo exhibition “Masayasu Tokoro Dolls”  /NANATASU GALLERY

2014 The art fair +Plus-Ultla2014 / NANATASU GALLERY

2015 Solo exhibition “Masayasu Tokoro Dolls2” /NANATASU GALLERY

2015 The art fair +Plus-Ultla2015 / NANATASU GALLERY

2016 The art fair +Plus-Ultla2016 / NANATASU GALLERY

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