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.

Incredible Etchings by Etsuko Fukaya

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
It's easy to get lost in the rich details of Japanese artist Etsuko Fukaya's etchings with the lively creatures filling every inch of the enriched world that the artist created for them. "I want to draw what is alive," she says. Fukaya specifically chose etching as a way to express those details and allow her to draw extremely delicate lines. Finding even a magnifying object distracting, she works solely using the naked eye.

Paintings by Marefumi Komura

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
We are enjoying Tokyo-based artist Marefumi Komura's paintings this morning. As Japan works to confront and accept the devastation that the March 2011 earthquake dealt to the country, Marefumi has felt a need to refocus his paintings towards ever-present and universal themes of 'fragility' and 'beauty' that hide within our existence.

Murals Beyond the Frame by Maki Ohkojima

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 13, 2014
Maki Ohkojima, a Japanese based painter, has developed in an intricate style she calls “the mural beyond the frame.”

Takahiro Iwasaki Sculpts Scenes Out of Human Hair

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki creates urban landscapes using everyday objects such as duct tape, toothbrush bristles, bath towels, and now human hair. For this exhibition by Kawasaki City Museum and the Open Museum Project, Iwasaki recreated old industrial Kawasaki using cloth fibers, human hair, and dust.

Vintage Japanese Movie Posters

Design // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
We love browsing through old movie posters, especially foreign ones. This is a few of our favorites from a recent 50watts post on vintage Japanese movie posters...

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