After curating a series of Shinganist shows, Japanese urban artist Usugrow opened his own solo show last week at the StolenSpace Gallery with a collection of paintings, figures, and photographs. This time, he brought along his alterego “Hasadhu”, a fictional character created by Usugrow to reflect his own thoughts, in a show that he describes as “a big storm which will engulf everybody around him and the process of making artwork as the calm night before the storm.”

As always, Usugrow’s unique combination of the LA “Cholo” graffiti style and Asian calligraphy is delicate, yet raw at the same time and is a beauty to behold.  More images after the jump…

Photos via unusualimage and s.butterfly (indicated by watermark)
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