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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.