The Paintings of Francesca Bifulco

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 30, 2012
We love being blown away on a Saturday morning, and the paintings of Rome, Italy and USA-based fine artist Francesca Bilfuco are full of incredible skill and unique styles, we just can't help but want to get on a plane and fly to her show in Tokyo this August. 

Todd James "Yield To Temptation" @ Nanzuka, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 08, 2012
Todd James, cover artist of our August 2008 issue and always one of our favorites when he has a new body of work out, just opened his newest solo show, Yield To Temptation at Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo. Coinciding with the exhibition,NYC publishing company Picture Box released a "Yield to Temptation" book that features James' drawings.

Jon Pylypchuk @ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Melancholic, humorous, cute, and still maintaining a harsh wit, Jon Pylypchuk's work uses scrap materials that range from toilet seats to spray foam to resins to glue to paper. Whether working two or three dimensionally, Pylypchuk's work is distinctively his, theatrically presenting narratives of human interaction that are both personal and universal.

The Work of Natsuki Otani

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
'I have a style that is best described in colour and realised in detailed design. Bold vibrant colour forms the basis of a working practice that seeks to unite dreams and reality. I try to give the viewer a feast of colour and complexity, my surreal macabre touches are the counterpoint to my sweet and childlike innocent subjects.'

The Work of Ko Machiyama

Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 29, 2012
Ko Machiyama is an illustrator in Tokyo that specializes in abstract paintings and fashion illustrations. The stark, minimal quality in the renderings, graced with a muted palette and barren narative display a gorgeous rendition falling somwhere between fashion illustration and well designed drawings.

PEZ: Magic Box in Harjuku, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 22, 2012
The universal language of this video, produced by Mountain Dew in Japan and involving a Magic Box event going on in Harajuku, Tokyo this weekend, is skateboarding and the artwork of former Juxtapoz featured artist, PEZ. The SF-based graffiti artist has his famed pyramids and color style animated for each skater to navigate around.

More Works from Japan's Ryohei Hase

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Ryohei Hase is a freelance illustrator and artist based in Tokyo, Japan. His objective behind his work is to express the darkness of mind in a beautiful and strong light. In order to learn his basic art skills, Ryohei went to Tama Art University in Japan and worked part time in order to gather as much knowledge as possible to later on become a professional illustrator.

The Flesh Love Series by Hal

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
In Tokyo-based photographer Hal's "Flesh Love" series, couples are blanketed in a plastic sheet to create a vacuum-sealed pack of love. Hal's photos capture the few moments of the lovers' tight plastic bond, in which they are so entwined together they seem to transform into a single being. The series is now available in a book and as an iPad application.

MQ @ Last Gallery, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 09, 2011
Continually applying his two-letter throw up in the streets over numerous generations, graffiti writer MQ took some of his work indoors to Last Gallery in Tokyo. Simply titled, MQ Back, the legendary bomber continues his repetitious rampage on metal and various other mediums, accompanied with his own photography.

Opening Photos: PEZ and Massan @ Beams-T in Japan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Legendary San Francisco-based sticker and graffiti artist PEZ (featured in our December 2010 issue) and photographer Massan Fluker’s joint exhibition Snakes In The Grass opened this past weekend at Beams-T in Tokyo, Japan. The show consists of new artwork and zines by both PEZ and Massan as well as joint collaborations between the artists. Photos and more after the jump….

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