12.03.12 by Jeff

Chang Park and Mu Pan

Chang Park and Mu Pan kenichi hoshine
Last week Chang Park invited Kenichi Hoshine and Mu Pan to his illustration class at Pratt Institute. I love the piece that Chang and Mu created together during the class.

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30.12.11 by Jeff

Kenichi Hoshine

Artist painter Kenichi Hoshine paintings
Paintings by Kenichi Hoshine.

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14.03.11 by Jeff

Japan Disaster Relief

In an effort to support the Japan Disaster Relief, artist Kenichi Hoshine is auctioning off work on ebay right now for $1 with no reserve. He will donate 100% towards the relief via Red Cross. You can bid on the painting here, and the drawing here.

Kenichi Hoshine painting and drawing - Japan Disaster Relief
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31.01.10 by Jeff

HELP HAITI – Art Fundraiser

I’m sure you’re all aware that Haiti needs help right now, so here’s a chance to lend a hand and get some amazing artwork in the process!

contemporary art donated to help haiti

All of the artwork displayed here is listed with the agreement that the artists will donate all of the proceeds from each sale to Haiti.

If you’re not interested in purchasing any of the artwork but you’d like to make a donation to a recognized organization, Google has made it very easy! http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake/

help haiti art fundraiser

Ben Tour
Orphan
Giclee Print on museum rag paper
17 x 22 inches
$200

EMAIL TO PURCHASE – mention “Haiti Fundraiser”!

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21.12.09 by Jeff

Kenichi Hoshine

Thank you Kenichi! Wow.

kenichi hoshine graphite acrylic artist drawing wax print
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07.12.09 by Jeff

Kenichi Hoshine for Jason Noble

Kenichi Hoshine just sent me this:

“I recently read about how Jason Noble was diagnosed with cancer and is receiving treatment. Jason is a musician and has been involved in bands such as Rodan, Shipping News and Rachel’s and is a pivotal figure in the Louisville, KY music scene. I don’t know him personally, but his work has greatly influenced me in the past. I wanted to auction off one of my original paintings on ebay with 100% of the proceeds going to Jason and his medical costs.”

kenichi hoshine jason noble fundraiser

This is the painting Kenichi is auctioning off, with an opening bid of $0.01 (and no reserve!). The auction closes in a week. If you’d like to help Jason Noble, place a bid here.

04.11.09 by Jeff

Kenichi Hoshine / Interview

Here’s Tangents interview #2! Presenting the incredible Kenichi Hoshine, who caught a lot of attention awhile back collaborating with James Jean on Polite Winter.

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KENICHI HOSHINE INTERVIEW

kenichi hoshine tangents art show interview booooooom

Where are you living these days?

I’m living and working in Brooklyn, NY.

How much of Brooklyn is there in your work?

I moved here in March of this year so I can’t say that there is much of Brooklyn in my work. I don’t think my environment affects my work too much.

You have an interesting way of veiling an image, covering elements with a wash. Can you tell me a bit about your process and the way your style has evolved into what it is now?

Most of my work you have been seeing lately have layers of beeswax over them. I have always found images that are obscured or fragmented to be more interesting than “complete” pictures. I am drawn towards implied images that suggest certain moods and narratives. More often than not, I will draw or paint a “complete” image then delete/erase/sand parts of it until I achieve the desired picture. I probably spend more time editing the image than actually putting it down on the panel or paper.

kenichi hoshine tangents art show interview booooooom

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30.10.09 by Jeff

Tangents

I can’t keep it secret any longer, I am extremely excited to announce the first-ever Booooooom art show, Tangents!

booooooom lifetime collective tangents art show vancouver

I have joined forces with the folks at Lifetime Collective to bring together six amazing artists for a group show here in Vancouver. November 13th. 8PM. Lifetime Space (68 5th Ave West).

The artists are: Erika Somogyi, Garry Trinh, Kenichi Hoshine, Ben Tour, Luke Ramsey, and Jennilee Marigomen.

Three locals, and three out of towners, all supremely talented. It is going to be an amazing show.

RSVP the Facebook event.