2015年2月28日土曜日

Work in Progress for EMA SHOW

Work in Progress! This EMA will be exhibited to the EMA show in Portland at Hellion gallery(www.helliongallery.com/) and in Tokyo at hpgrp Gallery(http://hpgrpgallery.com/tokyo/).
I hope My dreams come true!
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Opening March 5th in Portland at Hellion & March 13th in Tokyo at hpgrp Gallery. Hellions 1st annual Ema Show. In Japan Ema are small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes. The ema are then left hanging up at the shrine, where the kami (spirits or gods) receive them. We sent Ema from various Japanese shrines to over 50 artists from around the world to customize.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2015年1月13日火曜日

Giant Mango Selection@Wrong Gallery (Taiwan)

Giant Mango Selection is extended until the end of January, 2015!
Please check it out!
https://www.facebook.com/events/595875290518045/
◆Giant Mango Selection@Wrong Gallery Taipei
 Date:Dec 6, 2014 (Sat)~Jan 31, 2015(Sat)
 Place:Wrong Gallery Taipei (Taipei, Taiwan)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2014年12月19日金曜日

MONA LISA artwork by Naoshi

【 MONA LISA artwork by Naoshi】
The Official Blog for MONA LISA REIMAGINED is now active!
http://monalisareimagined.blogspot.com
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Naoshi's 2008 artwork will appear in Illustrated book of MONA LISA REIMAGINED which is scheduled for release May 12th, 2015! I drew this artwork for MONEY LISA group show at the MondoPop Gallery (Italy) in 2008. (Thank you MondoPOP!!!)
Nearly 300 artists from 50 different countries have signed permission releases to allow their Mona Lisa-derived artwork to be included in this book, guaranteeing that this will be the largest, most comprehensive collection of Mona Lisa-inspired artwork ever assembled in history.
Can't wait to see!!!
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Nothing in the publishing industry seems to get accomplished very quickly, and it has been quite a struggle these past couple of years trying to get this project off the ground. I have met with countless literary agents, editors and publishers from all over the world to pitch this idea, and although my proposal was met with a lot of enthusiasm, no one was actually willing to put up the necessary financial commitment to publish it. It's a very awkward time in the publishing industry, with sales of actual printed books beginning to be eclipsed by digital books. Many publishers feel squeamish about the risks involved in funding and releasing a large format, lavishly illustrated coffee table book, as too many of them fail to recoup their investment. With all of the present uncertainty regarding the future, the publishing business is not really known these days for its boldness or willingness to take risks.
Though the entire process has been frustrating at times, I never gave up and always felt strongly that it was just a matter of time until I found the right publisher who would possess the experience, reputation, and resources necessary to produce and distribute a book of this scope and ambition.
I am extremely happy to be able to report that the book has finally found a home, and is scheduled for a May 2015 release from GOFF BOOKS, an imprint of the prestigious ORO EDITIONS.
http://goffbooks.com/book/mona-lisa-reimagined
And It is already available for pre-order on Amazon and other online retailers:
http://www.amazon.com/Mona-Lisa-Reimagined-Eri…/…/1939621267
 
 

2014年12月5日金曜日

Giant Mango Selection group exhibition's information (Taiwan)

This Weekend!!!
I'm gonna participate to the Giant Mango Selection at the Wrong Gallery Taipei in Taiwan!!! This show will run until Jan 4th 2015! Please check it out!!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/595875290518045/
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展覽名稱:Giant Mango Selection @ Wrong Gallery Taipei
展覽期間:12/6/2014(六)~1/4/2015(日) 週一公休
正式開幕:12/6/2014(六) 6pm
地點:靠邊走藝術空間(台北市忠孝東路2段68號)
十二月「靠邊走藝術空間」開幕一周年,邀請到來自日本的Giant Mango 藝廊與八位現代藝術家,以各種平面以及立體複合媒材的創作,與台灣的藝術愛好者共度這充滿節慶氣氛的年終時節。
自2009年開始,Giant Mango 的創辦人Jun Kurazume就致力於推廣以及介紹日本的現代藝術,四年多以來已經在世界各地參加過超過五十場的藝術展覽。
這次在「靠邊走藝術空間」展出的藝術家,有幾位近年來也活躍在台灣的藝術博覽會中,例如以柔美細膩手法描繪動物的Ai Morita,以及擅長使用色彩繽紛的沙畫創作的Naoshi,他們的作品在台北舉行的Young Art Taipei以及高雄的駁二藝術特區都有過精采的展出。
如果之前沒有機會仔細欣賞這些創作,這次在「靠邊走藝術空間」的聯展為期一個月,正是個可以重新認識一下這幾位日本現代藝術家作品的大好機會。
藝術家名單:Ai Morita (GURIPOPO) / Cokets/ Mayumi Tsuzuki/ Naoshi/ Shigeru Eguchi/ Sugihara Yuri/ Sunguts /Suuri Maruyama