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Upcoming: Usugrow – “Organic Contrast” @ Diesel Art Gallery

The public opening of Usugrow’s latest solo show is slated for Friday, August 21st at Diesel Art Gallery in Shibuya. Entitled Organic Contrast, the exhibition features the Japanese artist’s distinctive imagery that developed from originally creating flyers in the underground punk and hard core music scene in early 90s which eventually advanced into apparel design and collaborations with major brands. For fans in his native country, this will be yet another opportunity to see in person his iconic merging of his form of calligraphy with recognizable […]

Previews: “Ephemeral” @ Jiro Miura Gallery

Coming up on July 25th, Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo has put together a pretty amazing lineup of female artists, mainly Japanese, for a group exhibition entitled Ephemeral. Artists including Jana Brike, Amy Crehore, Virginia Mori, Ania Tomicka, Emi Adachi, Fuco Ueda, Kaori Ogawa, Miki Kato, Kimi Kuruhara, Kozue Kuroki, Satomi Kuwahara, Atsuko Goto, Yuka Sakuma, Minae Takada, Tsubaki Torii, Yumi Nakai, Yuko Nagami, Yuki Nagayoshi, Mao Hamaguchi (seen above), Miho Hirano, Shiori Matsumoto, Eri Mizuno, and Yuko Murai were asked to contribute their feminine wares to the […]

Streets: Pejac (Tokyo)

After stopping in Hong Kong (covered) and Seoul (covered), Pejac finished his Asian tour with the most anticipated part of his trip – Tokyo. In his previous works, the Spanish artist has often used elements from Japanese culture, so it was very interesting to see how the land of the cherry blossom, samurais, etc will inspire him. While mostly focusing on paying respect to their tradition and rich culture, some of the works he created pointed out some negative aspects of modern Japan. During his stay in the Japanese capital, Pejac […]

Upcoming: “MONOCHROME” @ HHH Gallery

This Saturday night, June 13th, the HHH Gallery in Tokyo will be hosting a new group exhibition entitled MONOCHROME. Curated by Usugrow, one of the co-founders of the gallery along with Haroshi, the show will include pieces from Aaron Horkey, Mike Giant, SHOHEI, Kyotaro (seen above), Toshikazu Nozaka, Ozabu, Sadam, and Usugrow. The work will be created with pencils, mechanical pencils, black markers, ink pens, ink brushes, and everyday ballpoint pens, and although complex, will be monochromic as referenced by the title of the show. A zine […]

Openings: Haroshi – “Wait What” @ HHH gallery

One month after opening his third NYC show (covered), Haroshi had a pre-opening special exhibition at HHH gallery on March 21st in Tokyo. The gallery that was co-founded by Haroshi and Usugrow held host to a group of locals who are engaged in various creative activities, such as book-making, event planning, music-making and filmmaking. While the Japanese artist has previously exhibited many times abroad, this event in his hometown was a great opportunity show off a sculpture created with the support of HUF founder Keith Hufnagel. The main piece on display was a large hand […]

Openings: Nawer – “Colors in Shapesland” @ Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo

Nawer recently opened his successful Tokyo debut at Hidari Zingaro Gallery. Co-curated by Takashi Murakami and Takumi “Kasenyan” Kaseno of the GEISAI executive committee, Colors in Shapeland is a part of KaiKai Kiki’s GEISAI∞Infinity​ project. For this show, the Polish artist created a whole new body of work consisting of his abstract geo-based pieces. While quite different than other artists on the KaiKai Kiki’s roster, Nawer’s futuristic abstract works obviously resonated with the local collectors as the show completely sold out. The dynamics he achieves with his refined geometric lines […]

Streets: Space Invader (Tokyo)

Legendary street artist Space Invader is back in Tokyo where he is preparing for the Japanese premiere of his ART4SPACE movie (covered), in collaboration with Target Gallery. This 45 minute movie shows the making of one of his most elaborate and unique projects – sending up one of his tiled pieces into space. Already released in London, Paris, in New York, Japanese fans will have a chance to see it as well on Saturday, 17th of May. Four free admission screenings (18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30) are planned at […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Tokyo (Part II)

After a few days in Thailand (covered) and few days in Japan, Ludo (interviewed) has finished up his Asian tour recently. But before leaving Tokyo, he managed to put up couple of more pasters around the city, including this impressive double piece on a 6x6meter wall in the middle of Shibuya. Inspired by Asian culture and tradition as well as the Japanese high tech lifestyle, the works by the Paris-based artist fit the surroundings very well. His animals and plants morphing into weapons, machines and symbols of pop culture […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Tokyo (Part I)

After visiting Thailand, and placing his works around Bangkok (covered), Ludo (interviewed) is continuing his Asian tour by visiting Tokyo. As much as he was taken by the cultural difference between Europe and Thailand, landing in Japan was a big change for the artist. As much as he was taken with the abundance of interesting spots and walls to work on in Thai capital, the French artist realized the situation will be very different in the Japanese capital. With every inch of public place being […]

Openings: Boris “DELTA” Tellegen – “Overburden” @ Common Gallery

Recently, Tokyo’s Common Gallery opened a new show from Boris Tellegen entitled Overburden. Also known as DELTA, a moniker used during his time in graffiti, the Amsterdam-based artist presented a diverse set of works for his fans in Japan to enjoy. Ranging from pieces on paper to sculptural relief pieces, his largest body of work exhibited this year features his familiar geometric forms, all created with architectural elements throughout. More photos below… Via Graffuturism. Discuss Delta here.