Eitaro Ogawa and Tamae Iwasaki are the passionate people behind Keyakismos. Derived from the Japanese word “keyaki” (Zelkova tree) and “cosmos” (flower), the alias stands for their shared creative philosophy that the collaboration between two different elements achieves much more than one. The husband and wife team who specialises in printmaking hails from Osaka, Japan. Shortly after graduating from Tokyo Zokei University, the couple moved to Singapore to join STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery (formerly known as the Singapore Tyler Print Institute) as pioneer printers. Since then they have collaborated with more than eighty artists from all over the world. Motivated by their life motto – “love God, love people” – Eitaro and Tamae are involved in art and community projects that encourage collaborations amongst people, with the goal of creating opportunities for people to experience art in daily life.