Japanese Horror Manga Reviews Part 2

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2012
Last week I gushed over a few Japanese Horror Mangas in Part 1 of my "I don't know much about these but I love them" article. Well, not much has changed this week, as I still don't know much about the history and facts about the genre...

Waleska Nomura "Heart In Love" Print Release

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Japanese-Brazilian arist, Waleska Nomura, who now takes up residence in the UK, just released a print of her signature painting series, Heart In Love. The graffiti artist turned fine artist created a bit of an ambitious project for herself: 18 layer silkscreen print—8 colous each printed twice with opaque then transparent colour plus the background plus a varnish with each layer of artwork has been handpainted by the artist.

The Works of YDK Morimoe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
YDK Morimoe is a Japan-based visual artist who combines photography, painting, and digital special effects to create stunning surrealist works. Armed with a vivid imagination and enigmatic personality, the mysterious Morimoe has been able to create images that look at the fragility of traumatized and abused youth.

Goldfish Photo Booths in Japan

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 15, 2012
The goldfish has been a part of Japanese cultures for centuries and traditional games such as "Scooping Goldfish" are still played today. The collective group going by the name, Kingyobu aka Goldfish club, have been making aquariums out of phone booths for the past year and placing hundreds of goldfish inside.

Goldfish Phone Booth Aquariums in Japan

Street Art // Friday, September 14, 2012
The goldfish has been a part of Japanese cultures for centuries and traditional games such as "Scooping Goldfish" are still played today. The collective group going by the name, Kingyobu aka Goldfish club, have been making aquariums out of phone booths for the past year and placing hundreds of goldfish inside.

Japan has a plan...

Graffiti // Monday, September 10, 2012
And his plan is to drop a sharp edged blade-like piece to slice you eyeballs.

Preview: Yumiko Kayukawa "Hakuryuu" @ LeBasse Projects, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
LeBasse Projects is proud to announce ‘Hakuryuu – White Dragon,’ new works by Yumiko Kayukawa. This anticipated exhibition is Kayukawa’s first solo project with LeBasse Projects after appearing in several group exhibitions. In reaction to the devastating earthquake that hit Japan in 2011, Yumiko Kayukawa explores personal coping mechanisms in the aftermath of an unforgettably painful event.

Monochromatic Works by Yasuyo Fujibe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In this series of oil paintings by Japanese artist Yasuyo Fujibe, flesh becomes ephemeral as the face fades into bone-white oblivion. Understated but effective. Fujibe is a graduate of the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

Yasuyo Fujibe's Monochromes

Illustration // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
In this series of oil paintings by Japanese artist Yasuyo Fujibe, flesh becomes ephemeral as the face fades into bone-white oblivion. Understated but effective. Fujibe is a graduate of the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

Yamamoto Motoi: "Return to Sea"

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
Yamamoto Motoi hails from Hiroshima Japan where he worked in a dockyard until he decided to commit full-time to art production at 22-years-old. Based on his "Return to Sea" project alone, it seems that Motoi has made a good choice. After his sister had passed away from brain cancer, Motoi made a series of installations that quite literally flatten the patterns and channels within the brain by rendering them in poured salt.

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