04.04.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Guugorou

One of my absolute favourites, Japanese illustrator Guugorou. Lots more images to peep below.

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27.01.17 by Staff

150 Boats Float Atop Giant Wave of Yarn in New Installation by Japanese Artist Chiharu Shiota

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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.

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30.12.16 by Staff

“The Man Who Made the Kurobe Dam” by Artist Hiroyuki Izutsu

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Another fantastic series by Japanese artist Hiroyuki Izutsu. Click here for our previous post of Izutsu’s series “Don’t Give Up Japan”). More images from “The Man Who Made the Kurobe Dam” below.

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02.08.16 by Staff

Daigo Ishii Imagines A ‘Tokyo-ified’ World Where Every City Looks Like Tokyo

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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.

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18.07.16 by Staff

Life-like Paintings of Imaginary Insects Camouflaged As Japanese Currency and Comic Books

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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.

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28.06.16 by Staff

Surreal Self-Portraits by Japanese Photographer Izumi Miyazaki

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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.

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26.05.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Louïs Rault Watanabe

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My friend actor/model/photographer Louïs Rault Watanabe just had his first solo show “Lamba Human” open at SO Gallery in Tokyo. Have a look at some of photos below.

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12.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Hidemi Ito

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Drawings by Japanese illustrator Hidemi Ito. She currently lives and works in Tokyo. More images below.

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