Tadashi Moriyama

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 29 July 2009

Tokyo-born, Brooklyn-based artist Tadashi Moriyama makes stunningly detailed mixed-media paintings and drawings in which he renders organic textures and biological forms as well as architectural structures.

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Takashi Iwasaki

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Friday 17 October 2008

My buddy Emily Eibel’s a stitcher, so it’s no surprise she stumbled across the beautiful work of Takashi Iwasaki and felt the need to shout out about it across the hilltops. She’s right. Iwasaki creates poppy, purely abstract images with a dollop of clear Murakami influence. I love them. Iwasaki applies his designs with everything from traditional paint to coloured pencils, and most notably, stitching. The tactile nature of the medium just brings Iwasaki’s designs to a whole new level of awesome.

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Wednesday 23 April 2008

New York-based Japanese artist, Chichi creates elaborate illustrations that are both colourful and exotic.

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Katsushika Hokusai

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By Zolton in New Art on Saturday 11 August 2007

Says Yuko Shimizu on the artwork of legendary Japanese illustrator Katsushika Hokusai: ‘I was just at Kinokuniya Bookstore [a Japanese book store at Rockefeller Center in New York] a few days ago and bought The Complete Hokusai-Manga Sketchbooks [published by Shogakukan]. It was $150, but worth every penny with its mind-blowing works of art by Katsushika Hokusai from cover to cover’

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Sex In Art

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By Zolton in New Art, New Illustration, New Products on Friday 6 October 2006

Japanese artist, Aya Takano, is just one of many uniquely talented painters, illustrators and photographers exploring the human form and concepts of sexuality on the Sex In Art website. There is some truly amazing work up there – from the 3D graphics of Ray Caesar to the beautiful ink drawings of Masami Teraoka.

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