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.
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.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
We have long been fans of the works of Hideaki Kawashima, who studied under another great Japanese artist in Yoshitomo Nara and has shown at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monca in the past. Kawashima just opened a new body of work, "Come Out," at Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo this past week, featuring work that "possess a sense of body: each is painted with distinct hair-styles and clothing. As if rendered in ideal model form, it is as if in each their full personality has been released."
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
We came across these lovely paintings by Naomi Okubo this morning and can't wait to see what she has in store for the new year! Naomi is interested 'in the relationship between oneself and others or society and a contradiction that happens among the relationships...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Fresh off a nice exhibition of Thomas Campbell's photography, Common Gallery in Tokyo just opened what appears to be a great show with Amsterdam-based and futurist graffiti artist, Boris "DELTA" Tellegen. The artist has been working in abstraction and 3D for years now, but this new work leans heavy on architectural textures and more stream of conscious urban experiences. Go check it if you are so lucky to be in Japan.
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.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
A message from past cover artist and Juxtapoz friend, Thomas Campbell: "This coming week. November 29, I am opening an exhibition in Tokyo at the Common Gallery. This show is mainly based around photographs from my "SLIDE YOUR BRAINS OUT" book and some other sewn ditties." Campbell also worked with Robin Kegel on a new limited edition Gato Heroi board they designed together in France called the "Blow Dart...". We don't have a picture of that, but many of Campbell's surf photos...