Recently in Hong Kong, Perrotin Gallery opened a solo show from Mr. entitled People misunderstand me and the contents of my paintings. They just think they are nostalgic, cute, and look like Japanese anime. That may be true, but really, I paint daily in order to escape the devil that haunts my soul. The said devil also resides in my blood, and I cannot escape from it no matter how I wish. So I paint in resignation. On view from the Japanese artist are a […]
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With the Frieze Art Fair opening in New York this week, AM made the trek out to Randall’s Island to see what the contemporary art world had to offer. Featuring 190 galleries from 30 countries and a new layout, the event certainly had something for all art lovers out there, no matter their taste. Here is a first look at some of the artists, works, and booths that caught our eye as we braved the heat to bring photos for your perusal.
Following up on last year’s showing (covered) at the New York location of Lehmann Maupin, Mr. returns to Asia with an exhibition at the gallery’s Hong Kong space. Entitled Floating in the Air in the Vicinity of a Convenience Store, the new solo features paintings, a sculpture, and a series of drawings that show his artistic process comprising of notes, scribbles, and sketches. As you can see, the Japanese artist continues to create work influenced by his love for manga and anime, a characteristic of his mentor Takashi Murakami’s “superflat” movement. […]
Currently at the New York outpost of Lehmann Maupin, Sunset in My Heart from Japanese artist Mr. will be display through August 12th. For this new body of work, the former protégé of Takashi Murakami has created a series of anime and otaku culture inspired pieces painted on distressed and sullied canvases, accented by graffiti. This technique of first burning his canvases and then leaving them on his studio floor to collect dirt and debris is inspired by his interest in the Italian art movement “Arte […]
American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer Pharrell Williams once again has collaborated with adidas Originals on a soon to be released collection with the Supershell. Williams teamed up with Todd “REAS” James, Mr., architect Zaha Hadid, and photographer Cass Bird on a series of sneakers that features a different graphic or sculpt to the shelltoe. Six were designed by Williams himself which in total comprised the 10 different designs, which will be offered in black or white colorways starting next month. Via Hypebeast.
One of the great things about Art Basel Hong Kong is the fact that galleries and artists alike make moves in consideration of the Asian markets they are showcasing in. Every year we get to feast our eyes on blue chip Asian artists such as Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Yue Minjun, Liu Wei, Yayoi Kusama, Mr. (pictured above), Cai Guo Qiang and Zhang Xiaogang, exhibiting besides some of the western world’s most coveted names such as Jean Michel Basquiat, KAWS, Keith Haring, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, […]
Currently showing in Lille, France through January 12th, is a birthday celebration for Galerie Perrotin. French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin has been invited by lille3000 to take over the spaces of the Tri Postal along with a selection of artists he has worked with in the course of his 25 year career. As you can see from this small sampling of sculptures, installations, paintings and more, you definitely want to stop by if you are in the area. Artists included in this exhibition: Chiho Aoshima, […]
Last month, the Hong Kong branch of Galerie Perrotin opened a new solo show from Mr. entitled Sweeet! This time, blending his anime-inspired imagery with Western street art and graffiti references, his new paintings were an impressive sight for his fans in the city-state. Along with a large showstopper, the collection of works also included more modestly-sized pieces. Take a look at an interview here as well if you are interested in more insight into the exhibition. Photo credit: Hypebeast. Discuss Mr. here.
AM last attended a comprehensive show from Japanese artist Mr. about this time last year in New York (covered), so it’s nice to see that it is time for another solo exhibition. Held this time closer to home at the Galerie Perrotin’s Hong Kong branch and set to open on October 4th, Sweet! will feature his acrylic on canvas works of preadolescent girls often seen in Japanese sub-culture from manga, anime, to video games. It seems the former assistant to Murakami has also imbued some Western street […]