Illustration

Black and White Master, Usugrow, Opens "Garden" @ Stolenspace, London

Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017Stolenspace Gallery, London

StolenSpace is proud to present Garden, the striking new solo show by Japanese-born artist Usugrow. With a background in underground music scenes, and inspiration from the skateboard and tattoo cultures, Usugrow flawlessly weaves these elements into the beautiful new works of Garden. The show is on view through November 19, 2017. 

The title of the show is inspired by the view of his small garden, creating the concept from the people, things and words that can be seen in there. With punk culture embedded in his roots, like the flowering ink of his arm tattoos, ‘Garden’ flourishes into a engaging contrast of death and life.

Usugrow’s unique lettering style, influenced by Asian calligraphy, is also recognisably infused into this new series of works. The stunning hand rendered compositions of his classic colour palette of black and white is expertly used to create his classic skulls and flowers imagery, in ink, pencil, as well as using the stippling technique.