Artists’ studios and storage spaces can be rich repositories of artworks left from past showings, and others that have never seen the light of day. void+stock employs the unique void+ perspective acquired over many years of connecting art and design to select artworks, which are then borrowed from the artist for a fixed period, and displayed for sale. Unlike conventional galleries, void+stock also focuses on space design, coordination, and styling to offer suggestions for coordinating interiors and artworks in residential, office, and retail settings. void+stock also stocks unique plants to add interest to spaces in combination with artworks, plus valuable graphics books and other art items as conversation pieces.
Through these activities we aim to encourage the emergence of a new kind of art market, by unearthing treasures that would otherwise remain hidden, and finding attractive ways to convey their value. We also anticipate void+stock playing a role in creating new value, with input from various viewpoints including those of artists and others in the art sector, collectors, and art enthusiasts.
Joined Kansai Yamamoto Co in 1980, where he was in charge of store development/production. Established Azone+Associates Inc. in 1992, engaging in overall planning and direction of space and graphic design projects. From 1995 to 2000, he participated in the launch of the art event “Morphe” held in the Aoyama area, handling the visual direction and acting as secretariat of the entire project. He established void+ in 2005, organizing mainly contemporary art exhibitions as well as architecture, music, and performing arts events. In 2018, Sugihara positioned art as a strategic element of office and retail settings, and launched the +Graphysm project to develop design and events. He established void+stock in 2020.
After working as an editor for Pie Books, Hachiga planned/founded the creators magazine +81 in 1997, serving as editor-in-chief through issue 11. Upon the launch of the Gas Project, he directed book series, DVDs, the Gas Shop, and exhibition planning in his role as creative and editorial director. In November 2008, he launched the international creative journal Quotation (BNN Shinsha through issue 12, Matoi Publishing from 13 on) where as editor-in-chief in charge of writing, design, and direction, he plans and produces content on creative work in various fields. He is author of from Magazine and Creative in Japan (both published by BNN Shinsha).
Born in 1976 in Hiroshima. During a stop in Paris while traveling the world in his twenties, Oda was inspired by the sight of a floral artist decorating a boutique interior, and on returning to Japan, began doing space design using cut flowers and ornamental plants. A few years later, just when he was starting to feel he’d reached a limit with the standard kinds of expression using flowers and plants, Oda encountered a world-renowned art collector, and was startled to hear him say, on seeing flowers damaged after delivery, that “struggling plants are beautiful.” From then on, Oda ceased choosing plants for their tidy attractiveness, instead deciding whether or not they had a “good face.” Armed with this unconventional approach, he decided to deal in one-off plants that he found beautiful, and in 2012 opened Qusamura, a plant shop offering an original kind of floral beauty.
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