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Previews: Yoskay Yamamoto / Giant Robot Biennale 4 @ JANM

Opening on October 10th at the Japanese American National Museum is Giant Robot Biennale 4, a group exhibition featuring works from artists curated by Eric Nakamura (interviewed), the man behind the Giant Robot brand. The fourth iteration (see 2009, 2012) of the show looks to be the most ambitious yet featuring artists like James Jean, Jim Lee, Kim Jung Gi, Katsuya Terada, Edwin Ushiro, and Yumi Sakagawa, among others. To give you a taste of what to expect, take a look at what Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) has prepared for his part in the […]

Openings: “Water Works” @ GR2

On Saturday, our friends at Giant Robot held a unique group show at their GR2 space. Originally, the event was conceived to raise funds for UNICEF’s Tap Project, which is an effort to get clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world. But, after the disasters which hit Japan, the exhibition was morphed into a benefit to help the children in the ravaged country. A long line of talented artists including Andrice Arp, Gary Baseman, Chris Bettig, Bigfoot, Jude Buffum, Chris Buzelli, Louise […]

Openings: “Zen Garage” @ JANM

Last week, the Japanese American Nation Museum hosted “Zen Garage”, a small exhibition featuring some custom vehicles from Shinya Kimura, Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura (interviewed), and David Choe (featured).  The highlight for us was Choe’s custom monster Scion xB showcasing some of his signature artwork on its body and his love for the drums in the back. More photos courtesy of Brandon Shigeta after the jump…

Teaser: David Choe for “Zen Garden” @ JANM

This upcoming Thursday night at the Japanese American National Museum, the Zen Garage exhibition, developed in collaboration between the JANM and Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura (interviewed), will be open to fans of car culture and art alike. The show features The Super Famicom Car – a retro video game inspired by a converted Scion xB that utilizes projectors from both the front and rear to play video games, Spike – a custom motorcycle by Shinya Kimura, and David Choe’s (featured) custom Monster Scion xB including […]

Preview: Matt Furie – “Animal Style” @ GRNY

Tomorrow night, Giant Robot New York will host the opening reception for “Animal Style,” featuring the work of San Francisco-based outsider artist Matt Furie. Furie uses ink and color pencil to create a funny and bizarre universe of intricately drawn comic characters heavily steeped in 80’s pop culture (e.g., BMX bikes, Rubix Cubes, The Neverending Story). According to GRNY, the show will feature more than 70 pieces of art, most of which will be “small and affordable.” See a few more preview images, after the […]

SDCC ’10: David Choe – “Munko” Figure

When AM visited David Choe’s (featured) secret lair several months ago, we not only got an advance peek at his recently released monograph, but we also got a first look at his Whale “Munko”. Check out our close-ups of the prototype. The toy being produced by Good Smile Company is set to be released this week at the San Diego Comicon (SDCC) through our friends at Giant Robot. The figure comes in 11 colorways in 3 unique sculpted bodies (+1 chase colorway). Even better news […]

Openings: “Giant Robot Biennale” @ the Japanese American National Museum (Part II)

As we mentioned in Part I of our coverage of the Giant Robot Biennale, we saved four artists in the upper gallery to share with you in this article. The work of James Jean (interviewed), David Choe, Jeff Soto (interviewed), and Souther Salazar were definitely the highlights of the exhibition, at least in our minds. It seems like they put in the effort and time to create some of the best pieces we have ever seen from them. Take a look at all the amazing […]

Openings: “Giant Robot Biennale” @ the Japanese American National Museum (Part I)

This year’s Giant Robot Biennale opened last Saturday night at the Japanese American National Museum. To start things off, George Takei, (of Star Trek fame and now of Heroes fame), introduced and brought Eric Nakamura (interviewed) up on stage. Eric, one of the founders of GR then proceeded to give a speech and introduced some of the artists. After that, it was time to check out all the art work – with the group show in the floor level gallery and the heavy hitters in […]

Interviews: Eric Nakamura – “Giant Robot Biennale” @ the Japanese American National Museum

The “Giant Robot Biennale – 15 Years” exhibition is set to open tomorrow at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in the heart of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. We are looking forward to seeing what looks to be a fantastic show with artists such as David Choe, Jeff Soto (interviewed), James Jean (interviewed), Souther Salazar, kozyndan, Rob Sato, Jack Long and many more. Also, we had the opportunity to talk with the man behind it all – Eric Nakamura, one of the founders of […]

Preview: Philip Lumbang – “Hug Life” (Warehouse Pop-Up Show)

Last time we caught up with Philip Lumbang, he was on his hands and knees detailing stencils and collages in preparation for Shepard Fairey’s ICA Retrospective. The Studio Number One and Obey Giant studio assistant is coming into his own recently. Known for his unique play on colors and silhouettes on found mediums, we’re excited to see what this show has in store for the young artist. Phil is also featured on the cover of this month’s Giant Robot magazine. On Saturday, September 12th, Phil is transforming […]