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...
Illustration // Friday, August 16, 2013
Aki Miyajima is an artist and illustrator living in Tokyo, Japan with a light and delicate feminine style. Her series of drawn ladies merging with flaura, fauna and a touch of the animal kingdom is by far her most minimal and simple work, but the intricacy and palette in these works are beautiful and effective.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Halloween is still a couple of months away but we're already working on our October issue so we’re starting to get in the mood early. The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo has a summer exhibition that looks like a lot of fun! Entitled, Ghosts, Underpants and Stars, the exhibition invites children to disobey normally forbidden museum behavior and interact with seemingly endless hallways, mirrored portraits, and other spooky illusions thought up by Torafu Architects.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
We wanted to call these paintings "disturbing" because what appears to be grown humans with really big eyes that would really double well in a horror movie just lead us to want to say "disturbing." So may be suggest getting uncomfortably disturbed by the oil paintings of Tokyo-based Korehiko Hino.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 02, 2013
Let's face it. Chances are you didin't make it to Tokyo for the opening of KAWS' new exhibition, Ohhh..., at Murakami's Kaikai Kiki space. It opened tonight, but in Tokyo time, that means its already open. So, if you didn't make it, we have a little into some of the works that are on exhibit, and as you can see, they are some of the cleanest, bold acrylic works you will ever see.