Medium: Limited edition screen print on paper, hand-signed and numbered by Otto Schade bottom right, hand-signed by RoamCouch bottom left, Otto Schade embossed blind stamp top left.
Size: 45cm x 45cm
Good To Know: Collaboration with Otto Schade (aka Osch), unframed, stored flat in humidity controlled art storage facility, condition report available upon request
Although he is now widely recognized as one of the leading Japanese graffiti artists, Ryo Ogawa’s (aka RoamCouch) road to success was not an easy one. At the age of 18, he started working as a designer at a local company and due to the stress of long hours of hard work, he was diagnosed with a serious illness, leaving him emaciated and unable to stand up on his own. During his recovery, he began to rethink his life and career and subsequently made up his mind to become an artist. He styled himself RoamCouch to embody his wish of saving people by art based on a dream he had during his period of bed rest of a roaming couch that came to save him from suffering.
Source: “Japanese Graffiti Art by RoamCouch Transforms a Rural Town” by by Daisuke Shirai, Japan Objects, 2019