ONEQ and the New Art of the Pin-upIllustration // Saturday, 06 Apr 2013
ONEQ does phenomenal pinups. She grew up on a small island in Japan completely separated from the flash and pop of Tokyo culture and gathered all her influences from a neighbor who loved art and Japan’s insistence that schoolchildren spend part of the day drawing. As she grew up she taught herself how to draw completely by herself.
Being isolated has really made ONEQs work stand out. She readily admits to being influenced by Rockin’ Jelly Bean, whose work looks similar, but make no mistake. What ONEQ does is purely original and comes straight from her. One of the best things about being is an artist is taking your influences and making them your own. ONEQ does just that and the results are always stunning.
Curated by Zach Tutor of Supersonic Electronic
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