Able Art Company x Tabio

Inspirations

ABLE ART COMPANY was established in 2003 to empower society by people with disabilities,
who have a space to create paintings and artworks.

The designs are unique paintings, humorous illustrations, and passionate calligraphy. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the collaboration from Able Art.

Our new collbaoration in 2024, features art designs from three artists Iwasaki Natsumiko, Ohta Kousuke and Seiyamizu printed on socks in collaboration with Tabio. These unique and elegant designs are perfect for a gift or to elevate your wardrobe staples.

Able Art Company x Tabio

Inspirations

ABLE ART COMPANY was established in 2007 to empower society by people with disabilities,
who have a space to create paintings and artworks.

The designs are unique paintings, humorous illustrations, and passionate calligraphy. By creating a system that makes it easy for people of all communitiues to create artworks and use them as designs. Through art and design, Able Art are a recognised non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to create a society where everyone can live their own lives.

Sales from the collection will be donated to Able Art to support disabled persons in the creative sector.

Our new collbaoration in 2024, features art designs from four artists Iwasaki Natsumiko, Ohta Kousuke, Ozaki Fumihiko and Seiyamizu printed on socks in collaboration with Tabio. These unique and elegant designs are perfect for a gift or to elevate your wardrobe staples.

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Iwasaki Natsumiku

Natsumiko Iwasaki, born in 1977 and currently based in Tokyo, possesses a profound artistic sensibility that finds inspiration in the intricate beauty of nature. Birds, fruits, leaves, and the delicate elegance of glassware captivate her imagination, serving as the foundation for her creative endeavors. With meticulous attention to detail and a deep sense of sensitivity, Natsumiko approaches her artistry with a deliberate caution, allowing each stroke to unfold with purpose and meaning.

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Iwasaki Natsumiko

Natsumiko Iwasaki, born in 1977 and currently based in Tokyo, possesses a profound artistic sensibility that finds inspiration in the intricate beauty of nature. Birds, fruits, leaves, and the delicate elegance of glassware captivate her imagination, serving as the foundation for her creative endeavors. 

With meticulous attention to detail and a deep sense of sensitivity, Natsumiko approaches her artistry with a deliberate caution, allowing each stroke to unfold with purpose and meaning. Through her deliberate process, she gradually transforms her canvas into a manifestation of her innermost thoughts and emotions, imbuing her work with a sense of authenticity and depth.

Working primarily with acrylic pens, Natsumiko finds solace and fulfillment in the act of creation, relishing the opportunity to explore her craft in her own space. Embracing her independence as an artist, she values the freedom to cultivate her unique voice and perspective without constraint.In the solitude of her studio, Natsumiko's creative spirit flourishes, as she navigates the boundless possibilities of her imagination. Each artwork becomes a testament to her journey, a reflection of her evolving identity as an artist, and a timeless expression of the beauty she discovers in the world around her.

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Ohta Kousuke

Kosuke Ohta, born in 1981 and hailing from the scenic Fukuoka prefecture, has woven himself into the fabric of the 'maru' community since 2001, becoming an indispensable member of its artistic tapestry. His artistic journey was sparked by a tender introduction to the world of art by his mother, who enrolled him in an art class during his formative years in the fifth grade. 

Since joining 'maru,' Kosuke has been on an unwavering quest to unleash his creative potential. With a resolute declaration of his passion for drawing, he embarked on a journey marked by lofty aspirations and determined targets. Despite the intricacy and delicacy inherent in his work, Kosuke exudes a carefree demeanor, effortlessly infusing his creations with a sense of liberation and spontaneity.

Kosuke's artistic ethos is a harmonious blend of discipline and freedom, where he navigates the fine line between precision and fluidity with ease. His ability to approach his craft with such a balanced perspective allows him to transcend the constraints of technique and embrace the boundless possibilities of artistic expression.In the heart of Fukuoka prefecture, Kosuke's artistic spirit thrives, drawing inspiration from the picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture that surround him.

Each stroke of his brush or pen is a testament to his unwavering commitment to his craft and an homage to the transformative power of creativity in its purest form.

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Ohta Kousuke

Kosuke Ohta, born in 1981 and hailing from the scenic Fukuoka prefecture, has woven himself into the fabric of the 'maru' community since 2001, becoming an indispensable member of its artistic tapestry. His artistic journey was sparked by a tender introduction to the world of art by his mother, who enrolled him in an art class during his formative years in the fifth grade. Since joining 'maru,' Kosuke has been on an unwavering quest to unleash his creative potential. With a resolute declaration of his passion for drawing, he embarked on a journey marked by lofty aspirations and determined targets.

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Seiyamizu

Born in 1987, Seiyamizu's artistic journey has been marked by notable achievements and a unique approach to creativity. In 2020, she received a prestigious scholarship as part of the MHD Artist Scholarship Program, a testament to her talent and dedication.

Building on this success, 2021 brings another milestone with a solo exhibition titled "Inspire Art Gallery" set to grace the Cosme Kitchen Daikanyama store for an entire month, offering audiences a glimpse into her captivating world of artistry. 

Beyond being a means of artistic expression, painting holds a deeper significance for her. It serves as a cathartic outlet, a way to channel and transcend negative emotions. In moments of distress or melancholy, she finds solace in the act of creation, transforming adversity into beauty through her brushstrokes. For Seiyamizu, painting is not just a skill or a hobby but a transformative journey—a testament to the power of art to heal, inspire, and uplift the human spirit.

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Seiyamizu

Born in 1987, Seiyamizu's artistic journey has been marked by notable achievements and a unique approach to creativity. In 2020, she received a prestigious scholarship as part of the MHD Artist Scholarship Program, a testament to her talent and dedication. Building on this success, 2021 brings another milestone with a solo exhibition titled "Inspire Art Gallery" set to grace the Cosme Kitchen Daikanyama store for an entire month, offering audiences a glimpse into her captivating world of artistry.

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Sales from the collection are donated to Able Art to continue to support disabled persons in the creative sector.

Ozaki Fumihiko

Born in 1978 and currently residing in the vibrant city of Tokyo, this talented individual has been an integral part of the esteemed craft studio La Mano since 1997. Over the years, they have grown within the studio's creative community, eventually achieving the esteemed status of atelier membership in 2006. Since childhood, this artist has harbored a deep love for writing, a passion that seamlessly intertwines with their artistic endeavors.

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Ozaki Fumihiko

Born in 1978 and currently residing in the vibrant city of Tokyo, this talented individual has been an integral part of the esteemed craft studio La Mano since 1997. Over the years, they have grown within the studio's creative community, eventually achieving the esteemed status of atelier membership in 2006. 

Since childhood, this artist has harbored a deep love for writing, a passion that seamlessly intertwines with their artistic endeavors. Through their unique blend of writing and painting, they bring a distinct flavor to their creations, infusing each piece with narrative depth and visual intrigue.

Renowned for their remarkable ability to imbue animal portraits with dynamic energy and clear, expressive lines, this artist's work is a testament to their exceptional sense of modeling and balance. Each stroke of the brush captures the essence of the subject, breathing life into the canvas with an unmistakable vitality. 

Despite their achievements and skill, this artist maintains a refreshing sense of ease and cheerfulness in their approach to both life and art. Their creative process unfolds at their own pace, characterized by a joyful and relaxed atmosphere that permeates their works, inviting viewers into a world of whimsy and delight.

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