Monthly Archives: March 2015

11 Japanese Models in Real Life vs Painting on Exhibition

Yua-chan membantu persiapan pameran

Yua-chan (@0621Yua) helping to prepare the exhibition

Meibi Project is now holding a collaborative photo-painting exhibition in Nagoya, Japan from 14 March to 11 April 2015. The photos are the portrait works of the Indonesian photographer and Meibi Project’s founder Agro Rachmatullah, whose aim is to introduce more about the personalities, dreams, and achievements of Japanese women through the medium of art. The paintings are sent by various collaborating artists from outside Japan.

Since starting Meibi Project in 2011, we received many fanarts from around the world. We are really happy that our portraits inspire people to create more art, so this time we want to return the favor by giving artists all around the world the chance to exhibit their drawings in Japan. For the first stage of this exhibition we received 68 submissions with various styles ranging from anime to the Japanese traditional ukiyo-e. If you like to draw, you can still participate for the second part of the exhibition by sending your art here!

Here are the 11 paintings that were selected for the first part:

Yuki Yoneyama by Helmi Helmawan

Yuki Yoneyama by Helmi Helmawan

Maria Sasaki by Imanuel Vicky Christian

Maria Sasaki (@majuniorsan) by Imanuel Vicky Christian

Mayu Fukushige by Sena Kaito

Mayu Fukushige by Sena Kaito

Mizuki Nakano by Sofia Halim

Mizuki Nakano by Sofia Halim

Kanae Suzuki by Shelly Ramadhani

Kanae Suzuki (@kanacin3) by Shelly Ramadhani

Yua Agata by Steven Brahma

Yua Agata (@0621Yua) by Steven Brahma

Hiroko Tsukamoto by Sunlita Citra

Hiroko Tsukamoto by Sunlita Citra

Dinia Ridanti by windy winsoy

Dinia Ridanti (@anchiciblong) by windy winsoy

Natsumi Hirose by yaken

Natsumi Hirose by yaken

Ai Tobo by Yuliana Ekasinta

Ai Tobo (@axfs2) by Yuliana Ekasinta

Rina Koike by Yudea Marcha

Rina Koike (@15Riqa) by Yudea Marcha

Each photographer interprets the same scene and object differently by using a different focal length, composition, and camera settings. It’s really interesting to see how the resulting photo gets reinterpreted differently by various artists through their drawings.

If you want your painting to be exhibited in Japan, you can still submit for the second part here! We will post a more thorough coverage of the event at a later time. For those who didn’t get selected this time, we will post the images on our Facebook and Twitter page. Once again, congratulations for all who passed!

Meibi Photography Exhibition “E ni Narimasu??”
Place: Yamate Cafe, 1-17-1 Yamate-dori, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Date: March 14-April 11 2015 (except Sunday)
Time: 11:00-16:00

Send Your Drawing and Have it Exhibited at Japan!

Pameran Meibi Project

If you like drawing, now is the chance to participate in our Japan exhibition!

[Note: The result of the first part is here. You can still submit for the second part.]

Meibi Project will have a collaborative exhibition of photo and drawing in Nagoya from March 14 to April 11 2015. The photos are of Meibi Project’s models, and for the drawing we are now accepting submissions from artists and hobbyists all around the world! If you want to collaborate, here’s what you have to do:

  1. Visit Meibi Project’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and choose a photo that you want to draw.
  2. The art media, method, and style is free. For example it can be a digital painting, crayon on paper, or even oil on canvas.
  3. Send the finished work to art@meibiproject.com with 1600 pixels on the longest side (e.g., 1600×900) in JPG format. We will select the best drawings.
  4. If your drawing is selected to be exhibited, we will ask for a high-resolution file. Therefore make sure that your original file has a resolution of at least 4500 pixels on the longest side (e.g., 4500×2530). If you want the original physical artwork (e.g., the canvas) to be exhibited, you can send the artwork to Japan but make sure that the size is at most 364×257 mm (14.3×10.1 inch).
  5. The deadline for the first period is March 11 (will be exhibited March 14-March 30). The deadline for the second period is March 22 (will be exhibited March 31-April 11).

Pameran Meibi Project

Here are the exhibition’s details:

Meibi Photography Exhibition “E ni Narimasu”
Place: Yamate Cafe, 1-17-1 Yamate-dori, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Date: March 14-April 11 2015 (except Sunday)
Time: 11:00-16:00

Meibi Project is an art project of the Indonesian photographer Agro Rachmatullah. In Japan where gravure and idol photos are everywhere and women are judged mostly by their looks on those media, this project aims to introduce more about the personalities, dreams, and achievements of Japanese women through the medium of art. Meibi Project has collaborated with more than 50 models to create various artworks especially photography.

Pameran Meibi Project

The drawings that are accepted for this exhibition might also be displayed at a bigger exhibition planned in Tokyo at the end of this year. So don’t waste this once in a lifetime chance to send your artwork to Japan, and please share this news to your other friends!