Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 29, 2015
https://instagram.com/toddjamesreas/NANZUKA is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition of new works by American artist Todd James (and 2x Juxtapoz cover artist). This will be Todd James' 2nd solo show in the gallery. And for all our collectible collectors out there, NANZUKA will release Todd James' first plush toy “Tit Wizard”, in conjunction with the show.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
The latest project by Japan's TeamLab allows you to walk through an LED illuminated universe and controll it with your smartphone. “The Viewer of the art work can enter and walk around in the three-dimensional light space,” says TeamLab. “When the viewer enters the space they will cause a change that will affect the lights in the entire space, and that change will continue to cause change indefinitely.” In other words, it’s like Aristotle’s theory of causation meets TeamLab’s manipulation of digital lighting. “While the light continues to change across the entire universe space, the universe that the viewer causes change in will constantly be created with the viewer at its center.”
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2015
Our friends at Complex have been continuing with their Summer Vacation series with Adobe, visiting creatives all over the world. In the latest episode they link up with Tokyo-based artist Takehiro Tobinaga. Tobinaga had traded in the fast-paced city life for a deep dive into rural Japan. Capturing elements from the temple, the forests, waterfalls, food, even the small, Tobinaga blended these elements to create something beautiful using Adobe Creative Cloud.
Street Art // Friday, July 10, 2015
During his recent Asian trip, Pejac visited Tokyo where he created a series of new effective street works. Being a huge fan of Japanese culture and tradition, Spanish artist cleverly used familiar images and symbols in these works.
Design // Friday, May 01, 2015
Designed by Japanese artist and architect Kengo Kuma, this bar-restaurant located in Kichijoji outside Tokyo is adorned withheaps of colored recycled cables. "We applied recycled LAN cables, which we call Mojamoja – to describe its shaggy, wooly look – and what is called acrylic ball (left-over melted acrylic byproduct pieces) to everything from interior materials to furniture. As the result, some amazing interior emerged, where form becomes invisible and only materiality and various colors appear as if floating in the air.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 27, 2015
Andy Rementer was our cover artist one year ago, and we've enjoyed watching his work travel and grow even more since then. His latest impressive exhibit, "Together," just opened at Commune Gallery in Tokyo, and includes new drawings and paintings, and a special tote bag and zine edition of 200 available at the gallery. Might be time to plan a weekend getaway to Tokyo.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 13, 2015
ZOER & VELVET first met in design school and became fast friends due to their shared passion for graffiti and three- dimensional objects. By sharing and competing with one another through their artwork, they have been able to take their skill and creativity to new heights. The title and core theme of their show, "L'etat Limite," is a reference to addiction, though in this case, the addiction they speak of is a particular phenomenon which results from breaking down the relationship between humans and material things.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
You've seen "Lost In Translation." And you probably have a friend right now in Tokyo going balls to the wall on their Instagram account taking photos of them. That's right, Tokyo is synonymous with lighted billboards, constant bombardments of advertisements, and just amazingly super-future streets. French designer, Nicolas Damiens, envisions Tokyo with no ads, sort of a Sao Paulo situation, and has created a series of Animated Gifs and photos with no ads, no logos, just blank Tokyo billboards.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
We wish we were in Tokyo this month! That way we could see Japanese psychedelic master Keiichi Tanaami's new show, "Cherry Blossoms Falling in the Evening Gloom" at Nanzuka. If you remember correctly, Tanaami was featured in our Juxtapoz Psychedelic book. His newest show will feature both sculptural works and large canvas paintings.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Exceptional body painting by China-born, Tokyo-based artist who goes under the moniker of Pinpin Co. We don't often post or see a lot of body painting and art that we love, but this is some of the most innovative, stunning, and original work we have seen in quite some time.