Mina Hamada, born in Louisiana, USA, grows up in Tokyo, Japan, where she studies Design and Illustration at the Sokei Academy of Fine Art & Design. In Japan she has first exhibitions, presenting her paintings and handmade storybooks, which combine her own drawing and short story-poems.
At the end of 2009 she moves to Barcelona, Spain. Mina Hamada grows to love the city’s urban art scene. She starts to experiment with large-scale murals. At the end of 2011 she meets Zosen, they start collaborating on joint murals, paintings, serigraphy and participate at numerous Mural Festivals and exhibitions since 2012. Mina´s work is exhibited in galleries, institutions and public spaces all over Europe, United States, Latin America and Asia.
Mina Hamada is a Japanese painter, whose work is characterized through abstract and organic shapes in soft, bright and warm colours. Flat and soft forms interact harmoniously balanced, while rhythm and colour provide a striking leitmotif to her work. Mina Hamada’s paintings and drawings are fresh and friendly, personal and sensitive and invite us into the artist’s unconsciousness - a dream world, combining occident and orient, young spirit and profound philosophy. The artist works self-concentrated and investigates unknown fields of painting from the unconscious and improvisation. The titles of her works, sometimes in Japanese, Spanish and English: reflect this poetic self-analysis and refer to her cross-cultural background and examination with her own identity.
>2022. Transition, LAB36, Barcelona, Spain
> 2023. Dream State, StolenSpace Gallery, London. UK
> 2020. 'Postcards of 2020' Group Show, StolenSpace Gallery, London. UK
> Sokei Academy of Fine Art & Design of Tokyo. Japan