One of my absolute favourites, Japanese illustrator Guugorou. Lots more images to peep below.
Photos by Gabriel de la Chapelle
Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota’s latest site-specific installation is on display at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris. It features 150 boats suspended in the air as well as a large-scale floor exhibition involving a threaded wave through which visitors are invited to walk.
Composed of nearly 300,000 yards of intricately woven white yarn, the web-like installation is something of a purposeful mystery, provoking questions about our connections not just to each other, but to our past and future. See more images of “Where are we going?” below or on display until February 18th.
Japanese architect Daigo Ishii takes the visual markers associated with Tokyo and applies them to images of other cities around the world. Originally produced as a video for this year’s Venice Biennale, you can check out gifs of Ishii’s “Worldwide Tokyo-lization Project” below.
Japanese painter Takumi Kama imagines what would happen if natural habitats were destroyed to the point where insects were forced to adapt to entirely urban environments. The “Hide-mushi” is a leaf insect Kama imagines would feed on and hide amongst Japanese currency. The “Comi-mushi” is similarly imagined as taking on the patterns of comic strips in bookstores and convenience stores. See more images below.
Japanese photographer Izumi Miyazaki transforms mundane objects and situations into delightfully surreal self-portraits. See more images below or on display at Wild Project Gallery in Luxembourg from June 30th to July 30th.