Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 03, 2015
James Jean knows chaos. Thrashing waves of lines swirl around his figures, who try to make sense of the world’s ubiquitous nonsense.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 30, 2015
In what is his first museum show in Tokyo in years and a featuring his monumental 100m long painting, Takashi Murakami will be opening "The 500 Arhats" at the Mori Art Museum.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Japan-based artist, Daisuke Tajima, vaulted out of art school last year on the tails of his highly successful thesis exhibition to win about $83,000 (10 million Yen) through the 2015 Tokyo Midtown Award. He paints, draws, creates manga and sculpts, but most notable are his paintings, which employ his visual understanding of architecture to create meticulous renderings of imaginary cityscapes.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 22, 2015
On October 30th, 2015 HPGRP Gallery in Tokyo will be present "Don't Tread on Me!", Ben Venom's first solo exhibition in Japan. Working with repurposed material Venom marries the often poisonously and combative counterculture elements of outlaws, punk rock, and the occult with the softness of handicrafts.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 16, 2015
Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji used 50,000 recyled toys to build this impressive installation titled "Happy Paradies" at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa!
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.