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1964 Born in Osaka, Japan
1990's --- Involved in creating stage sets for modern theaters. The idea of creating a mysterious aqua life form as part of a stage set is where the concept of the floating art began. At this time, Mr. Okuda worked in a research lab. Belonging to a major electric appliance manufacture. In the lab, he was leading a project on artificial muscles. Basic studies on various materials done during this period later forms the foundation of techniques on creating the Floating Art. During the 10 years Mr. Okuda belonged to this manufacture, he specialized in research and handling industrial patents.
1999 --- The Heisei depression was the main cause that made the company discontinue Mr. Okuda's project. He than leaves the company and begins his own art gallery, "Fuyuu Dairiten" (translates to "Floating agency") It's uniqueness in structure and management system was often introduced by media. Artists and designers that visit the gallery has been a great source of inspiration for Mr. Okuda.
Behind the Stairway gallery in Fuyuu Dairiten, is a cafe & bar space where Mr. Okuda displayed proto types of his Floating Art. This work with a jellyfish-like form gradually gains public attention through word of mouth.
1999 --- Madeleine No.1 was created. This was designed intended to look like an "under water parachute." Madeleine No.1 was introduced on the top page of Mainichi Shimbun (a nation wide news paper)
2001 --- Madeleine No.3 was created. The thin layer shaped like a skirt turn out nice. This was introduced on the top page of Yomiuri Shimbun (a nation wide news paper, world's largest in circulation), and NHK.
2001, Sep. ---  Madeleine No.3 receives grand award.
2003, Jan.  ---  Exhibition "Forging an artificial memory"
2003, Aug. --- Modern art fair hosted by Seoul city. The ,Floating Art was invited to this fair. Along with some of our original work, a collaborated work with Prof. Shim Young Chul was also displayed.
2004, Jan.  ---  Exhibition, "Forging artificial lives"
2004, Aug.  ---  TV Tokyo Network. "Takeshi no daredemo Picasso"