About

Thank you for visiting our site. My name is Masahiko, and I am the curator of this site. I am Japanese and base my activities in Sydney, Australia. I work in the art business focusing on the management of Japanese artists, as well as coordinating events and exhibitions, doing art sales, and writing for art magazines.

At the 2009 Sydney Mardis Gras I held my dream exhibition “Boy’s Life”, which was an idea I developed over a long period of time. It was my first foray into the world of gay art, and I haven’t looked back. I now have a broadened vision covering Europe and the United States where many collectors are based. While we are now showing a variety of artworks on this site to fans across the works, we are also in the process of organizing exhibitions in Europe and the Unites States.

I hope that you will get to know talented Japanese artists via our site and also be intrigued in them. It would be great if you could add the artworks that you love to your collection.

I am often asked, “What kind of art do you call gay art?” I have to say that categorizing gay art is quite difficult. Basically, I do not care about an artist’s own sexuality , I am going to conduct this site with my own interpretation. The main point of this site is to display interpretations of men created by Japanese and Asian male artists. Without only placing emphasis on erotic works, I will also focus on pop and modern work, and will be among the first to introduce artists producing exciting work from Japan, and would like to provide information about them.

I always welcome your requests and opinions regarding this site. I will be very happy if you feel anything and leave your message.

日本人の方から英語でお問い合わせいただくのですが、私は日本人です。日本語でのメッセージでも問題ありません。
お気軽にお問い合わせください。

新しいアーティストを探しています。セクシャリティ―は問いません。ただし男性ポートレートなどをテーマとした作品に限らせていただきます。
随時、WEBでの作家紹介をはじめ、作品取り扱い、展覧会への参加募集もしています。
自薦、他薦 問いません。アーティストの方々、もしくはご友人で面白いアーティストを知っておられる方はぜひご連絡ください!
世界へ日本のゲイ・アート(メール・アート)を発信していきたいと思っています。

Masahiko

Masahiko in Tokyo

A note to media, art collectors and other concerned parties

All artworks and artists introduced on this website are contracted to the owners of this website. We currently handle all areas of overseas management for these artists and as such, any contact regarding the sale or use of depicted artworks and possible exhibition or commission proposals outside of Japan should be directed to the webmaster directly at www.mayumiinternational.com(masahiko@mayumiinternational.com)We kindly request that you DO NOT contact the artists directly with any enquiries. We have had a number of complaints from artists who have received direct communication regarding their works in English. Unfortunately most of the artists featured on this site do not speak English, and so are not able to reply directly. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.