Orecho HONDA

Artist / Designer

1977 Born in Fukuoka, Japan
2001 Graduated from the Fashion Design course at Musashino Art University's Faculty of Spatial and Display Design in Tokyo.

My art practice is based on the concept of "The Journey to Self-Transcendence,".
The concept was born out of a desire to express, in the form of artwork, the feelings and learnings that I have experienced in my expressive activities, which oscillate between self-denial and self-affirmation.

My artist name "Orecho" (in Japanese, "Ore" means "Yourself" and "cho" means "Go beyond") is a term I coined from the concept of "Going beyond yourself,". The word has become symbolic of my creative attitude and worldview.

Several ways of perceiving the term "Self-Transcendence" exist.
I see this term as a state of believing in one's own potential, boldly continuing to challenge oneself, and being able to offer the happiness and strength gained through the growth of this process as something of value to society.

The main themes of the artworks are chosen to be thoughts, words, ways of seeing things and fragments of imagination that lead to a positive mental attitude.
These themes are the starting point of what I have gleaned through my research into self-development, spirituality, quantum mechanics, religious studies, and more.
I was also influenced by the multi-viewpoint expression of cubism, and arrived at the idea of "choosing a viewpoint" oneself, capturing the world and phenomena from multiple perspectives.

In the "Glitter of Something Special Series,"which is currently in production, I uses a unique technique of "Depicting Glitter" with transparent paint on a holographic material.
This makes use of the refraction of light to bring up a glittering picture that is not limited by color.
In this series, while focusing on the element of "Glitter" that is evident throughout my previous works, by drawing on familiar landscapes and plant motifs, it aims to visually represent a world whose colors change according to the perspective of the self, and to bring new insights a world whose colors change according to how the self perceives it.

One of the reasons behind my production activities is that I have become more aware of the "choice of information and how we perceive it" in my daily lives. This is also a problem and concern of mine.
I wonder if we can't consciously control and make better use of "choice of information and how we perceive it", so that each individual can live in a more ideal world? I also think about this.


Started my career as an illustrator and designer.
I worked on illustrations and designs for official goods of major artists.
And I also create websites, logos, and graphic designs for companies, organisations and shops.

2005 Began own career as an artist.

[ Solo Exhibition ]
2012 [ Dig it! ] IAF SHOP* Fukuoka Japan
2013 [ Thank You-! (FUCA Exhibition vol.02) ] FUCA BASE Fukuoka Japan
2022 [ Glitter of something special ] Gallery4830 Fukuoka Japan
2023 [ Orecho HONDA ✕ SUC ] Startup Cafe Fukuoka Japan
2023 [ Connecting glitter dots ] gallery cobaco Fukuoka Japan

[ Group show ]
2005 [ GEISAI #8 ] Tokyo Big Sight Tokyo Japan
2009 [ GEISAI #12 ] Tokyo Big Sight Tokyo Japan
2011 [ Musashino Art University Alumni Fukuoka Branch Exhibition in Kurume ] Ishibashi Art Museum Fukuoka Japan
2011 [ Fukuoka Tamashii vol.8 ] SOLARIA PLAZA 1F Zepha Fukuoka Japan
2011 [ Minamoto Musabi Small Works Exhibition ] Gallery Towa-ru Fukuoka Japan
2012 [ TENJIN LABO ] FUKUOKA PARCO Fukuoka Japan
2012 [ Minamoto Musabi Small Works Exhibition ] Gallery Towa-ru Fukuoka Japan
2013 Group show & Event [ sigekiba arte vol.5 ] sigekiba Fukuoka Japan
2013 [ Musashino Art University Alumni Fukuoka Branch Exhibition ] Fukuoka Art Museum Fukuoka Japan
2013 [ MSB&MSB ] Gallery Towa-ru Fukuoka Japan
2014 Group show & Discussion [ sigekiba arte Retrospective Exhibition ] sigekiba Fukuoka Japan
2014 Group show & Event [ TENJIN LABO FOLLOW THE TRACKS ] FUKUOKA PARCO Fukuoka Japan
2014 [ Art After Ten vol.04 ] Tiempo Fukuoka Japan
2014 [ Musashino Art University Alumni Fukuoka Branch Small Works Exhibition ] Gallery OISHI Fukuoka Japan
2014 [ MSB & MSB ] Gallery Towa-ru Fukuoka Japan
2016 [ Find the Answer to the Underlined Part ] FUCA BASE Fukuoka Japan
2020 Two man show [ Gallery4830mix vol.01 ] Gallery4830 Fukuoka Japan

[ Awards ]
2021 [ Fukuoka Wall Art Project ] Awarded a prize.
2021 Prize-Winning Exhibition [ AFAF2021 ] Hakata Hankyu Fukuoka Japan
Prize-winning artwork was displayed in front of Hakata Station in a temporary enclosure for the reconstruction of the Nishi-Nippon City Bank.
2021 [ SHIBUYA ART AWARDS 2021 ] Awarded a prize.
2021 Prize-Winning Exhibition [ SHIBUYA ART AWARDS 2021 ] space428 Tokyo Japan
2023 [ Fukuoka Wall Art Project ] Awarded a prize.
2023 Prize-Winning Exhibition [ Fukuoka Wall Art Awards 2023 ] Artist Cafe Fukuoka Japan

[ Other ]
2009 iPhone App(my artworks) [ takao honda ] Release. Featured on App Store.
2014 The Art and Design office, [ ORECHO STUDIO ] was established.
2016 Played the leading character in Independent film [ Sentimental Journey - Asakura Gento Roman ]
2019 Started director of Gallery4830 in Fukuoka Japan.
2021 NFT [ Step by Step Series ] on sale.
2022 Picture book [ Night Night ] was published.

Participated in many other group exhibitions and events.

Some of the artworks on this site are available for buy.
If you are interested in any of my artworks, please feel free to contact me using the form here.
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