About

Roamcouch/Ryo Ogawa(1976) was born in Japan and based stencil artist. Through the designer, it began to make the work on the street from about 10 years ago.

Roamcouch is a Japanese stencil artist, and an urban, contemporary master in his own right. He brings new meaning to “stencilism,” and produces meticulously detailed and rich stencil paintings on canvas, and clean-cut screen prints on paper.
Some describe his work ethic as that of a modern master, because he can take up to a year to create one piece of his work. His stencils involve an unfathomable and highly professional level of intricacy, with certain images requiring fifty different layers of stencil, which are all hand-drawn and hand-cut. His works involve such detail yet manage to portray a feeling of romanticism and fluidity, through the use of his selected subject matter.
Roamcouch was a former designer and resided in a more corporate setting. Several years ago he was diagnosed with a serious illness, which made him rethink his life and career. It stimulated Roamcouch to drastically change his life by pursuing his dream – becoming an artist.

Solo Shows
2014 – Beautiful Life – New york / USA

Group Shows

2016 – Dream wall round – ISETAN(Shinjyuku) – Tokyo / Japan

2016 – NIGHT HAWKS – Gallery Kawamatsu – Tokyo / Japan
2016 – Art Collection – Mitsukoshi(Nihonbashi) – Tokyo / Japan
2016 – Security? – Gallery Kawamatsu – Tokyo / Japan
2016 – Art Osaka 2016 – Osaka / Japan

2015 – DECLARE – 2 Three Gallery – Paris / France

2015 – Layerd Details – Bergen / Norway
2015 – Art Osaka – Osaka / Japan
2015 – ART FAIR SAPPORO 2015 – Sapporo / Japan
2015 – Street art exhibition – ISETAN(Shinjyuku) – Tokyo / Japan
2015 – Street Heart – ISETAN(Shinjyuku) – Tokyo / Japan
2015 – NEO JAPAN – Micheco galerie – Munich / Germany
2015 – Different Strokes – Hin Bus depot – Penang / Malaysia
2013 – True Colors – Shop 13 – London / UK
2012 – Dead Rock Stars – SPOKE ART/Oakland, CA / USA
2012 – Street Smart – Bergen Kjøtt – Bergen / Norway