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.
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.