Hikari Shimoda

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By Luiz Vasques in New Art on Thursday 20 October 2011

I just can’t get enough of Hikari Shimoda’s work. Using traditional media (oil and canvas), this Japanese artist creates very delicate yet disturbing compositions of eerie children. If you can, be sure to check her solo exhibition at Hellion Gallery in Portland between November 3 – 29.

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Keiko Tokushima

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By Shigeko Okada in New Illustration on Friday 14 October 2011

Keiko Tokushima is Japanese-born, New York based illustrator. Her obsession with textile pattern shows the influence of the West upon Japan. The absence of people in her work delivers storytelling more than it would with people, but her whimsical figure drawing adds style into the pattern world as well.

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Incredible 3D art by Kazuhiko Nakamura

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By Giulio Rossi in New Art on Thursday 1 September 2011

3D art is one of my biggest passion. I think one of its limits is the human figure (even in the best artworks, it always looks too fake, like a plastic dummy). I changed my mind, though, when I first saw the masterpieces of this Japanese artist Kazuhiko Nakamura. His phenomenal creatures seem to come to life.

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Wedding dresses made from balloons by Rie Hosokai

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By Bridget Barnett in New Fashion on Monday 15 August 2011

Insanely talented Japanese artist Rie Hosokai is taking balloon twisting away from kids parties and into high fashion. The handmade dresses start at US$2,000, which can seem a little hefty when you consider the balloons will start to deflate after twenty four hours.

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Japanese artist Hasama

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 29 July 2011

Sometimes gruesome, sometimes sadistic, sometimes cute and whimsical, Japanese artist Hasama creates some really striking images that range from terrifying monsters to manga-inspired characters.

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Hajime Sorayama

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By Deb in New Art on Wednesday 13 July 2011

Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama is one of my favourite artists of all-time. He is an exceptionally amazing talent. I have followed his work for almost two decades.

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Chiharu Shiota

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By Lin Tan in New Art on Monday 9 August 2010

Chiharu Shiota is a Berlin-based Japanese artist responsible for these intricate large scale art installations. Allegedly, Shiota had woken up one day and felt as if her entire room was entwined with black thread. This became the inspiration for many of her artworks, where gallery spaces are often illed with zig-zagging thread, creating this impenetrable, sometimes gothic looking, web.

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 2 August 2010

Forget origami. Ribbonesia is the brainchild of Japanese artist ‘BAKU’ Maeda, who has moved away from brush and pen in favor of ribbons and fabric, which he turns into adorable animals.

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Yumiko Kayukawa

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By Kate Barnett in New Art on Wednesday 12 March 2008

Artist Yumiko Kayukawa states: ‘I’d rather my paintings hang next to rock star pin-ups than on museum walls. Ultimately, I want to connect with people all over the world on that level’.

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