Mika Nitta

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 06, 2012
Amazing illustrative work by the Japanese artist Mika Nitta that I know nothing about. However, with this kind of intricacy, attention to detail and the solid composition and palette that she portrays in her work, all you need to know is that it speaks for itself. Beautiful new find, keep it up young one.

Death's Embrace

Graffiti // Monday, November 26, 2012
Japan painted this DE crew spell out that says “Death’s Embrace,” accompanied with The Misfits skull logo.

In L.A.: Kishio Suga @ Blum & Poe

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
This past weekend, we made it out to Blum & Poe for a special exhibition by Kishio Suga, one of the leading figures of Mono-ha (School of Things), a group of artists who radically redefined Japanese art during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This is Suga's first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first solo presentation in North America.

Destroy Evidence...

Graffiti // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Take this small piece of valuable advice and “Destroy Evidence.” Painted by Japan and Reps of the DE crew.

The Works of ONEQ

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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.

Hi (aka Xhxix)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hi (aka Xhxix) is a Japanese illustrator based in Tokyo. "Painting" all of his images digitally on the computer, Hi creates haunting technicolor portraits of men with sullen gazes, dripping skin, and bloodshot eyes. Despite his dreamlike palette and impeccable technical ability, his images feel like excerpts from a trippy nightmare: sad, dark, and ominous.

Winter Illuminations: Light Festival in Japan

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 05, 2012
From now until March 31, 2013, you can see this incredible festival of LED lights, Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden on the island of Nagashima in Japan. With this year's theme being nature, the highlight is an incredible tunnel of light with tens of thousands of LED lights.

New Works by Yuko Shimizu

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 28, 2012
YUKO SHIMIZU (????) is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts. Newsweek Japan has chosen Yuko as one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects???????????100)” in 2009. Her first self-titled monograph was released world-wide from German publisher Gestalten in 2011. The first childrens book is scheduled to come out from Abrams in 2013.

Beer Cans to Sculpture Art by Macaon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Normally we like to leave our beer drinking to after-hours away from the office, but we ran into this article this morning about Japanese artist Macaon transforming everyday beer and soda cans into sculpture art, and we couldn't resist. These are actually quite good, so good in fact, we want to know how much beer was consumed in the making of Darth Vadar? 

Animation by Katayama Takuto

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
An illustrated animation from artist, Katayama Takuto, 'Dissimilated Vision' was put together with remarkable simplicity of the illustrated line and a lot of anatomical imagination. With music by Kikuchi Ryouta and arrangement from Hamanaka Shun. Sit back and enjoy this one.


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