Ladybird's Requiem by Akino Kondoh

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Born in Chiba, Japan, Akino Kondoh is an artist and animator known for her striking minimalist compositions, often executed with nothing more than graphite and watercolor. Kondoh as exhibited internationally, earning grants from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, and has also received the support and collaboration of jazz musician John Zorn, who has used her art on his album covers. Her animated short "Ladybird's Requiem" made it to the top 25 list in the biennial showcase "YouTube Play" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

The Work of Japan's Akino Kondoh

Illustration // Thursday, October 27, 2011
Japanese illustrator and animator Akino Kondoh is well-known and celebrated for her striking minimalist compositions, often executed with nothing more than graphite, marker, and a computer. Her latest show, Kiya Kiya, is her first solo exhibition in three years, and is on display at the Mizuma Art Gallery in Tokyo until November 12th, 2011.

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