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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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….
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 17, 2011
When you are putting together a magazine, lo-res pixelation is a bad, bad thing. When you are putting together a fashion line and corresponding showroom, we appreciate the pixel look. Tokyo designer Kunihiko Morinaga has created both a line dedicated to lo-res, and a showroom with the same attributes of pixelation.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 16, 2011
In an attempt to keep things varied on the site today, we thought some lighter palettes would do. Here are some eye-pleasing colors and compositions by Tokyo-based illustrator Yuki Kitazumi.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Brooklyn-based Hiro Kurata will be opening a new solo exhibition, Play the Game Right, at Gallery Common in Tokyo on July 22nd. The show deals with themes of baseball and the modern heroic figure.