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 . . .

Steven Harrington "Remain In Balance" at BEAMS Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Artist Steven Harrington will be headed out to Tokyo for a solo show at BeamsT, Remain in Balance, featuring 15 new sculptures, 20 new screenprints, and a photo print wall. The exhibition, done in conjunction with The Critical Slide Society and Beams, Harajuku Japan, will have all proceeds of artwork sold donated to tsunami victims.

Gelitin and the "Klunk Garden"

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 24, 2011
First, to get into the work of Gelitin, you should read their bio: "gelitin is comprised of four artists. they met first in 1978, when they all attended a summercamp. they have been playing and working together. from 1993 they began exhibiting internationally." We are very intrigued by their 2009 show, Klunk Garden, at Koyama Gallery in Tokyo. Images after the jump . . .

Opening photos: David Choe and James Jean's "LA Secret Studio" in Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 01, 2010
Good Smile in Japan just sent us opening night photos from James Jean and David Choe's "LA Secret Studio" show that was showcased in Shibuya. Looks like James made it out to show, and had a bit of a fan club waiting for him in Tokyo. More pictures after the jump. . .

REAL Skateboards x Maxx242 vs. Jeff Soto Limited Edition Skate Decks

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 29, 2010
Longtime friends and associates Maxx242 and Jeff Soto have just finished their inaugural collaboration and created two limited-edition art decks for REAL. Released today, the project includes two limited edition decks, both made in limited quantities of 200 each. And this Monday, November 1st, Juxtapoz is giving away a set.

Happening Now: James Jean & David Choe “LA Secret Studio” opens in Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 29, 2010
  Although the residents of Tokyo have probably already made their way home by now, they have already felt the effects of the odd-but-amazingly-congruent-art-couple, James Jean and David Choe and their new group showing, “LA Secret Studio” in the Shibuya District.

Limited Edition Real Deck Release by Maxx242 and Jeff Soto

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 27, 2010
We mentioned Maxx242 and Jeff Soto’s collaborative piece release in Tokyo this weekend, which will include two new Real decks. Only 200 have been made of each deck of which 150 will be on sale in the United States.

Maxx242 Vs JeffSoto? Head to Tokyo for First Releases

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 26, 2010
When we told you about the secret project called Maxx242VsJeffSoto the other week, we mentioned that the collab between the two artists would include toys, skate decks, shirts, and more. So, any toy fans going to be in Tokyo this Friday?

'The Seeker' print by Jeff Soto

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 17, 2010
Just announced, a new Jeff Soto (Juxtapoz #99) print is due to be released mid-November. The offset litho print features an image of The Seeker, a painting from Lifecycle—Soto's most recent solo exhibition.