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24 December 2006 @ 07:47 pm
I'm sorry I do not know if this is allowed, but here goes.

A while ago I found an artist I absolutely fell in love with, but of course I forgot to write down his ( I think it was a he, pretty sure) name. It reminded me kindof of Chiho Aoshima, but in more neutral brown colours, and more serious skinny people. Very intricate work, I think computer animation. I think there was some alice in wonderland related things. 

Any ideas to who this might be are very very very welcome

Thank you very much
 
 
07 December 2006 @ 01:01 pm
Sorry, I've been a terrible mod lately. I updated the userinfo, however, with some banners (and it looks slightly prettier). jpopart

I also come bearing the art of Fuco Ueda, one of my favorite illustrators.

FUCO UEDA

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03 November 2006 @ 11:04 pm
I translated this for some friends at one of my communities but figured it'd be of interest here, too.

Otaku - Takashi Murakami


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01 September 2006 @ 08:57 pm
New vandal/ graffiti arteest and inspiration minus the slight pornographic undertones is Fafi with her signature Fafilette art. Her works are Impressively- frech but Japanese inspired. When I =saw her works I initially thought of JPOP. What really impressed me was how she was able to adapt to Japanese cult through her drastic artist development stages.

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07 May 2006 @ 11:55 pm

naoshi


I saw my friend posting about this artist on her xanga, and I thought this would be the perfect place to share it. The artist is named Naoshi, and she basically makes images from colored sand (She even has an adorable tutorial on her web site!). I think the basic concept is a neat idea, and her images are really interesting.
http://www.naoshii-u-iii.com/index.html

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19 April 2006 @ 11:31 pm
Hi Everyone~
I was fortunate enough to plan my trip to Tokyo this spring around the same time as Miss Aya Takano's exhibit at the PARCO building! I have been a great fan of hers since viewing the 2001 Superflat show at the MOCA in LA, and have been trying to get my hands on any artwork. At this exhibit, there also was a little store where I picked up her latest printed collection of artworks, some limited ed posters and badges. There was also these exclusive X-Girl jeans with her designs on them, but it was a bit out of my price range (try $300!).

Below is a scan of the cover of the artbook and the exhibit ticket and a poster in the elevator leading up to the exhibit. Unfortunately, they wouldn't allow picture taking while viewing, but if any of you are in Tokyo right now, this is a must see. I really recommend it! And when this artbook does hit stateside for the rest of you, pick it up! It's not like her past ones, in that there are english translations alongside the japanese/nihongo.






 
 
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03 April 2006 @ 01:16 am
hello everyone! i've just joined this community, and thought i would share a link i found a couple of days ago. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotine is in Paris, and they are selling some very wonderful items, like Chiho Aoshima t-shirts and Takashi Murakami mugs and buttons. i'm dying for one of the aoshima shirts...
 
 
02 January 2006 @ 01:05 pm
Name: Chiho Aoshima
Birth: Tokyo, 1976 (32 years old)
Lives in: Tokyo
Education: Hosei University

I noticed that Aoshima did lots of exhibitions with or at the same galleries as Aya Takano, which is how I found her. Although Aoshima and Takano have similar subjects (usually pictures of girls that may have sexual implications), Aoshima's girls are a bit more robust, and her artwork is usually more colorful and less washed-out and waifish looking than Aya Takano's. (Not that I'm bashing Aya Takano's work at all - I actually prefer it to Aoshima's, but I'm just saying).

Aoshima also did some resin sculpting (pictures under the cut at the end), which is always something I've wanted to learn!


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23 December 2005 @ 02:00 am
Name: Takano Aya
Birth: Siatama, JAPAN 1976
School: Tama Art University in Tokyo


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27 September 2005 @ 10:26 pm
I like to eat durian non-stop.

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suggested artistic link--> http://www.tokyoartbeat.com