Archives for posts tagged ‘japan’

Suga Kishio

  Suga Kishio Work from his oeuvre. “The term Mono-ha, which translates roughly as “school of things,” refers to a group of artists working in Japan in the late 1960s and early 1970s who developed a radically elemental language, combining natural and industrial materials in a manner that echoed aspects of Western Minimalism and Arte […]

Takuro Kuwata

  Takuro Kuwata Work from “Flavor of Nature” at Salon 94, New York. “Japanese ceramic techniques and aesthetic principles, both traditional and experimental, form the foundation for Takuro Kuwata’s otherworldly objects & vessels. His creations push the ancient medium to a riotous extreme, dancing between pop and Kogei (traditional craft). Kuwata presents contemporary textures and colors, inspired […]

Takesada Matsutani

Takesada Matsutani Work from his oeuvre. “Born in Osaka in 1937, Matsutani began his artistic exploration in 1956 with Nihonga, a traditional Japanese painting genre. His paintings soon veered away from this time honored style, as his subject matter became more abstract.  Matsutani began experimenting with vinyl wood glue, which allowed the introduction of the third […]


Ay-O Work from Over the Rainbow Once More. Text courtesy Nick Faust. “Classical busts blasted with rainbow gradients. Ay-O pushes delineated stripes to their decorative end games. Turn vertical/diagonal OP on its side and it give a spanking. His Rainbow oeuvre differs significantly in feel from his more traditional Fluxus work, but doesn’t lack that […]

Ai Hasegawa

Ai Hasegawa Work from Extreme Environment Love Hotel Article / Interview reposted from We Make Money Not Art – Image credits: Anthony Dunne “… Extreme Environment Love Hotel simulates impossible places to go such as the Earth of three hundred million years ago (during the Carboniferous period), or the surface of Jupiter by manipulating invisible but ever-present environmental factors, for example […]

Takashi Suzuki

Takashi Suzuki Work from the series Altus. I am drawn to this work in the same way I am drawn to all out-of-focus work at the moment, mostly due to the tension of wanting to see, and being unable to see (and because my current work is out-of-focus.) Suzuki’s images were not hard to find, […]

Osamu James Nakagawa

Osamu James Nakagawa Work from the series Banta and Remains.

Akiko Ikeda

Akiko Ikeda Work from the series Your Sight / Their Sight.