In L.A.: Kazuki Takamatsu @ Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Corey Helford Gallery for the opening reception of “Japanese Ideology of Puberty,” Kazuki Takamatsu’s latest solo exhibition.  We interviewed Kazuki in our new May 2013 issue, which you can read right here and learn how he develops and creates these incredible paintings with computer graphics. Photos and more after the jump..  

Kazuki Takamatsu, May 2013

Vault // Friday, April 12, 2013
On Saturday, April 14, Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu opens a new solo show at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California. What first attracted us to his work was a stunning display at Art Basel in Miami this past December, with an eerie approach to combining traditional painting and CG materials, creating a hybrid that looks both handmade and the ghostly work of a computer. Leah Pietrusiak investigates... 

Issue Preview: May 2013 w/ Kenny Scharf, Camille Rose Garcia, and Fulvio di Piazza

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
We kick of the Spring season (which bascially means sunnier coverage, or not, play with us here) with our May 2013 issue, featuring Kenny Scharf on our cover, with a special edition cover created by Camille Rose Garcia. Kenny's show at Paul Kasmin Gallery comes into our focus, as well as Garcia's exhibition at the Disney Family Museum. The issue rounded out by conversations with Spencer Tunick, ROA, Charlie Roberts, Oriol Angrill Jorda, Kazuki Takamatsu, Fulvio di Piazza, Odd Nerdrum, Thomas Campbell, Mark Ryden, and Bill Daniel. 

Depth Mapping Paintings by Kazuki Takamatsu

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 10, 2012
We have written about artist Kazuki Takamatsu on the site before, but seeing the work in person at the Scope Fair in Miami, it was some of our favorite pieces we have seen in quite some time. He creates stunning images of what might best be described as semi-erotic, childish Lolita girls in a dreamlike 3-dimensional fantasy haze.

Kazuki Takamatsu's Gouache Depth-Mapping

Erotica // Friday, March 30, 2012
There is a technique, known as depth-mapping imagery, which gives a three-dimensionality to an artist's work. One such artist using this method in his gouache paintings, is self-declared fantasist, Japanese sculptor and painter Kazuki Takamatsu. He creates stunning images of what might best be described as semi-erotic, childish Lolita girls in a dreamlike 3-dimensional fantasy haze.

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