The Overlooked Feelings of Soga Kayoko

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
This morning we take a look at the Illustrations of Japanese artist Soga Kayoko. Soga describes her work as picking up feelings like a 'feeling of wrongness, a feeling of floating, and a feeling of being not cheerfull but not gloomy...'

Paintings by Masaaki Sasamoto

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Japanese painter Masaaki Sasamoto this morning. Sasamoto graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1989 and has been exhibiting across Japan ever since.

Thrift Store Sculptures by Sayaka Ganz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Artist Sayaka Ganz creates her sculptures using thrift store plastics. Both her Japanese roots and the Japanese Shinto belief that ‘all objects and organisms have spirits’ heavily influence Sayaka. With those as her starting point, she feels that art arise 'from the passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects.'

Katsumi Hayakawa "Void and Solid"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa explores diverse notions related to space and perspective in VOID and SOLID, a new way of world making, his first solo exhibition in Spain. Hayakawa’s architectural sculptures, made out of varying paper densities, represent the human-made structures covering earth's surface. His attention to detail is apparent in the cuts and folds.

Update: Doodling with Sagaki Keita

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 17, 2014
We have shown Sagaki Keita's work several times before and are continually impressed. Her latest series of doodles, a collection of her 2013 work, is as enjoyable as always.

New Work By Akino Kondoh

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
We are so happy to see new work by Akino Kondoh, an artist and animator known for her striking compositions using graphite and watercolor.

Make A Splash At The Japanese Toilet Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 14, 2014
Aiming to educate museum goers on such topics as the problem of feces and the environment in a fun and interesting way, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo presents an exhibition focusing on the toilet.

Illustrations by Mikiko Kumazawa

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2014
This morning we take a look at the Tokyo-based artist Mikiko Kumazawa's surreal pencil drawings! Taking the 'objects, situations, scenes, and panoramas of everyday urban life,' Mikiko creates large-sclae wild, surreal and highly detailed drawings.

ONEQ is Super Saturated

Illustration // Saturday, July 05, 2014
Japanese illustrator ONEQ melds Japanese and American art styles in her manga-inspired works. Her hyper-saturated portraits of voluptuous women take a cue from a number of influences, from Japanese pop artist Rockin' Jelly Bean to American comic artist Simon Bisley. ONEQ lives and works in Kumamoto, Japan.

The Work of Tomoko Kashiki

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2014
When Japanese artist Tomoko Kashiki stands in front of a new white panel, she has a clear vision of what beauty is for her. It "is a very fragile conviction, intrinsically linked to my feelings at any given moment - it changes and is transformed by my feelings." Tomoko holds a PhD in Painting from the Graduate School of Kyoto City University of Arts and has exhibited widely across Japan and in Europe.
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