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COOK, CHASE C, 2024, 60 x 5 x 70 cm, Acrylic on wood panel

COOK is a graffiti artist based in Osaka, Japan. He debuted as a graffiti artist in the late 1990s in Osaka and later immigrated to Los Angeles, USA, where he actively engaged with renowned graffiti artists. Upon returning to Osaka, he expanded his creative activities across various genres including sports, fashion, music, and animation.

‘THE CHASE’ exhibition tour started in London in the summer of 2023 and was held in Los Angeles in April this year. Following the Seoul tour, it is scheduled to be exhibited in major cities in Asia such as Singapore. This exhibition introduces Cook’s artwork for the first time in Korea, offering a new discovery of contemporary art and street art. 

COOK, Night Hide and Seek, 2024, 162 x 162cm, Acrylic on canvas

The term ‘Chase’ in his artworks symbolizes a chase and being chased during graffiti, embodying his pursuit of a prominent position in his field. It carries dual meanings of being the pursuer and the pursued.

“I capture the chase between me, COOK, who travels the world painting, and the police depicted as dogs and pigs. You can think of it as the street art version of Tom and Jerry. This artwork portrays scenes reminiscent of such pursuits.”   -COOK-

COOK, Railroad crossng sign, 2024, 60 x 60cm, Acrylic, silkscreen on wood panel

He gained significant attention for his installation art at the world’s first men’s-only store of Louis Vuitton in Shibuya and collaboration projects with Adidas. He also worked as a designer for the record label ‘Delicious Vinyl’ and expressed his unique artistic sensibility through participation in international mural art festivals such as ‘POW! WOW! JAPAN 2015’ and ‘POW! WOW! Long Beach 2016’.


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