"WHOLE9 is a two-man Japanese artist unit based in Osaka, Japan. Influenced by various genres including street art, they create live paintings and large-scale murals of exceptional quality that reflect their unique sensibilities and experience.
The members of WHOLE9 are “hitch,” whose main focus is a realistic representational painting of organic forms, and “Simo,” who concentrates on abstract shapes and patterns inspired by nature.
Together they create collaborative works of art that transcend the expressions of both artists as individuals.
Surrounded by a community of like-minded creators, they strive to live a life filled with art and creative exploration."