About Artistvideo

About Artistvideo

Artistvideo is a website that introduces works of contemporary Japanese artists along with videos.

There are many talented artists in Japan who are still relatively unknown,
And we would like to introduce these Japanese artists to the rest of the world.

The shrinking Japanese art market

Despite the growth of art markets abroad, the Japanese art market is shrinking with each passing year.

In 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred. The art market was affected as a result, and the current domestic market size is said to be around 100 billion JPY.

This number is only 1.67% compared to the rest of the world.

If this continues, art in Japan, including Japanese tradition and culture, will be in danger of falling into a steady decline.

Our wish

Based on the reasons mentioned above, we believe that artists should not merely be nurtured domestically within Japan.

The world is much larger, and there is bound to be a field they could succeed in.

Therefore, we hope that our active support of Japanese artists through this website will give people around the world a chance to get to know these artists.

We would like you to share our “wish”, and view the works of the artists along with their “wishes” as well.