Update: Paintings by Japan's Ai Shinohara

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Nothing like a pinata girl or fishes that like to immerse themselves in your chestal cavity to get you through the week. That is what we are dealing with in the dreamy, surreal universe of Kagoshima, Japa's Ai Shinohara, works that show the uncomfortable relationship between humans and nature. Beautiful results ensue with a few new paintings from the artist, we're hoping for more!

Rough Sketches Turned into Real Furniture

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
For his senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts, student Daigo Fukawa created this collection of "rough sketch products," a very clever set of furniture that, well, look like scribbles of...furniture! At first glance they look like digital renderings but they are actual, probably fairly uncomfortable, chairs, tables, and couches.

"Where We Find," Andrew Pommier @ Diginner Gallery, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
RVCA Japan presents a solo art exhibtion of RVCA ANP (Artists Network Program) artist Andrew Pommier. His first solo show in Japan, "Where We Find" opened on Wednesday, December 11th and will continue through December 13th at Diginner Gallery in Tokyo.

Entrance Yourself With RRRRRRRRolling GIFS

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 09, 2013
A mysterious group of super awesome friends in Japan have once again come up with some intoxicating animated gifs. Photographed during their regular routines, these beautifully unhectic gifs hypnotize.

The Light Art of Tokihiro Sato (Correction)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Tokihiro Sato is one of Japan's best known artists working in photography. Trained as a sculptor, he has been using photography since the late 1980s to express his ideas about light and space. In an ongoing series that he describes as "breath graphs" or "photo respiration," tiny points of light or illuminated lines record his movements through space. 

The Work of Japan's 非 (hi)

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
The work of Japanese artist 非 (hi) are rendered digitally, leaving dreamy, ill looking young men, clad in an explosion of pastel geometric fireworks, bruises and pattern work. Mesmerizing...  

Update: The Work of Tenmyouya Hisashi

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tokyo-based artist Tenmyouya Hisashi began his career as a contemporary artist after working as an art director at a record label. He calls his work 'Neo Nihonga,' meaning Neo Japanese Painting. This comes from his bringing together of traditional Japanese art with Western learning and Hip-Hop influences.

Drawings by Ataru Sato

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
We love these incredibly intricate drawings by Japanese artist Ataru Sato. Heavily influenced by the work of the legendary Keiichi Taanami, he studied at Kyoto University of Art and Design where Taanami teaches, often seeking out his advice.  Ataru is represented by Gallery Koyanagi in Tokyo.

Masakatsu Sashie "Coacervate" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
While in NYC this weekend, we were introduced to Japanese artist Masakatsu Sashie, as he was in town for his debut solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Coacervate. Showcasing a series of paintings that depict a world in the not so distant future, the show is based around the them of coacervate—from Latin “to assemble together or cluster”...

Rockin' Jelly Bean x Big John for Naked & Famous Denim

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 12, 2013
Rockin Jelly Bean is a classic Japanese artist in the world of salaciousness that we have covered in the magazine over the years, most recently the Pushead-curated Halloween issue of 2009. The artist has recently teamed up with Canadian jean makers Naked & Famous and Japan's oldest denim maker Big John on a special collaboration that features Bean's work on the leather patch and labeling. A little dirty picture or two should fit nicely on your butt. 

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