Edwin Ushiro is making his bid for collectors to take notice on a jam-packed week of art coming up. With big shows almost everyday starting on Wednesday, an artist really has to bring his “A game” to get some love this week. Luckily, judging from what we have seen and by the trailer video by Modus Films for “Softly Encompassing the Womb,” Ushiro has done just that. With his unique blend of Hawaiian and Japanese aesthetics, his vibrant paintings are a breath of fresh air in this scene.
His special technique used in creating his paintings (sandwiching painted transfer paper between sheets of vinyl that also painted over afterwards) imbues his work with a sort of delicate transparency as light is able to flow through. This definitely enhances the dream-like imagery of his floating children as they act out the stories of Ushiro’s youth.
His show opens on September 12th (7-10 PM) at Lebasse Projects in Culver City. We’ll all get a look at his full body of work then. But, in the meantime, take a look at some of the process pics he sent us after the jump. Also, check out an in-depth interview on Erratic Phenomena here.