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….

Pixelated Fashion by Tokyo's Kunihiko Morinaga

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.

Illustrations by Yuki Kitazumi

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.

Hiro Kurata "Play the Game Right" Gallery Common Tokyo

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.

Mister Cartoon Tokyo Tattoo Tour Part 2

Tattoo // Friday, July 01, 2011
In the second part of the Tokyo Tattoo Tour series, Off the Wall TV follows Los Angeles-based Mister Cartoon as he draws comparisons between LA and Tokyo, and why the youth culture of Tokyo is drawn to the LA street scene.

The Work of Yasuhiro Sakurai

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 17, 2011
These are eerie, strangely human sculptures from Japanese artist, Yasuhiro Sakurai. The wall-mounted sculptures are carved out of cypress wood, and other than that, there is not a lot out there in terms of press about the artist, but we do know Yasuhiro has shown often in Tokyo.

Essu

Street Art // Thursday, June 16, 2011
On my first visit to Tokyo, Essu’s stickers stood out immediately and blanketed the city.  The Twist influence is apparent, but there is something about the monochrome esthetic that is highly appealing.  I’m unsure whether Essu shows in galleries or just sticks to the street, nevertheless it’s always a treat to stumble on this artists work.

Video: Automatic Painting in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 27, 2011
This is a really cool concept executed in Tokyo's Yoyogi Park earlier this May by Eltono for Art Re-Public Festival. They called it Automatic Painting: 5 hours, 86 shapes, 85 people. Watch the video after the jump . . .

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