The concept of outsider art was first proposed by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972, and it is a term that refers to art created by artists with no formal art education. In other words, it is a technical term that refers to art created by artists with no formal art education.
 In this article, we will introduce some of the artists who are represented by ACM Gallery in terms of their unconventional and free style of outsider art.

Takayuki Fujihashi

Born in 1963, at the age of 20, he met a fellow student at Shinmeijuku and discovered the joy of drawing while expanding his own world. In his twenties and thirties, he gained experience in the real world by working at a dyeing and cleaning shop, and his diligent and steady work was highly regarded. After that, he joined Sora Studio for a while, where he demonstrated his sense of artistry in Saori weaving and pottery painting. He currently lives on his own in order to become more independent.

Looking at Mount Etna
41.3 x 53.4 cm
Hallstatt
41.3 x 53.4 cm

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Kaguratani

Lives and works in Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture. Always keeping an eye out for things that interest him, and having a strong desire to give shape to his interests, he creates works of art according to his interests, including oil paintings, watercolors, designs and objects. He creates several works at the same time, and there are many works in progress in his studio.

micro-cosmos
110 x 80 cm
micro-cosmos
110 x 80 cm

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XL

Born in 1967, she has been a member of “NPO Swing” since 2006. After graduating from junior high school, he got a job at a plasterer’s shop, but was severely bullied and quit the job immediately. He has been involved in various activities such as “Oretachi Hyogen Tribe”, “I’ll tell you where to go”, and “I’ll tell you where to go”, which is a guide to transportation in Kyoto. He has been a driving force behind Swing’s “work” in various fields, such as “Oretachi-tachi Hyogen-zoku” (artistic creation activities) and “Anatta Destination, I’ll tell you where to go” (Kyoto human-powered transportation guide).

Picasso’s sorrow
54 x 39 cm
A night to relax
54 x 39 cm

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Ryosuke Terai

He was born in 1985. His passion for baseball has brought animals and other things around him into the world of baseball. Things that may seem unrelated at first glance, but when traced back to their origins, they have actually taken off from baseball.
Selected exhibitions: Art Fair Tokyo (2019, 2013), TRUNK(HOTEL) (Tokyo, 2018), art on paper (New York, 2017), hiromiyoshii roppongi FARM (Tokyo, 2014), ART OSAKA (2014), Gallery Asense Art (Osaka, 2013, 2011, 2009), Art Kyoto (2012), (marunouchi)HOUSE (Tokyo, 2010). 

The City of Food
45.5 x 53 cm
Cheese Baseball
45.5 x 53 cm

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Hironobu Matsumoto

Born in 1991, he began drawing when he was two or three years old and was diagnosed with high-functioning autism at age three. Many of his works reflect his interests and concerns at the time, and he draws by turning them into the images he thinks of. He has 300 colored pencils and about 100 water-based pens to choose from without hesitation. He does not use rulers, erasers or correction fluid at all, and many of his works are dense, delicate and colorful.

UFO
76.2 x 108 cm
The big city as seen from the night sky
76.7 x 108.4 cm

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Japan’s first outsider art, which is showing signs of gaining worldwide recognition. His work, which may seem strange, has a borderless power because of its interiority.

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