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.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 07, 2013
NYC's KAWS, an artist with one of the cleanest line styles in the world, will be opening a new exhibition, Ohhh... at Tokyo's KaiKai Kiki Gallery from May 2—29, 2013. Just like we have seen in the past few bits of KAWS news, whether at a Thanksgiving Parade or a gigantic companion piece outside his exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, this will have a highlight.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
December 2009 cover artist, José Parlá, is set to open a new exhibition at Yuka Tsuruno in Tokyo entitled PROSE. According to the gallery, " For Parla, walls are sites where the energy, history, and culture of urban society are located, and where human memory and psychology are inscribed." The show opens on March 21 and closes on May 18, 2013.
Music // Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Photographer Jesse Frohman will be exhibiting his portraits of Kurt Cobain at Opening Ceremony Tokyo in March. The portraits were shot during Nirvana's '93 In Utero tour. A period of deep depression for Kurt, the portraits were some of the last taken before his death.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
For those lucky people in Tokyo, check out Geoff McFetridge's show My Head Disappears When My Hands Are Thinking with Heath Ceramics at Playmountain this week. It runs through this Sunday (17th). Heath is a Sausalito, CA based artisan pottery manufacturer and McFetridge is a Los Angeles-based illustrator and graphic designer whose work has been featured on products from Nike, Stüsy, Patagonia and in Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
An illustrated animation from artist, Katayama Takuto, 'Dissimilated Vision' was put together with remarkable simplicity of the illustrated line and a lot of anatomical imagination. With music by Kikuchi Ryouta and arrangement from Hamanaka Shun. Sit back and enjoy this one.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Tsuyoshi Ozawa is known as an artist with insight into history and society, yet his method of expression is humorous and full of wit. The exhibition also includes Vegetable Weapon, a series of photographs of women holding guns made from vegetables. The projects have been carried out in different cities world wide, addressing the stupidity of war and violence.