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May06

Chiho Aoshima debuts solo exhibit at Seattle

2015 at 11:38 am by admin | Comments Off

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Chiho Aoshima, originally working as an artist under Takashi Murakami’s design team Kaikai Kiki, has pursued her own solo art career since 2005, using her iconic design style and themes to create a wide variety of pieces and installations. All of her work over the past decade has now come together under one roof with her newest solo exhibit, titled “Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World”! This exhibit is currently on display at the Tateuchi Galleries of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Washington, and opened its doors to visitors on May 2nd.

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The collection featues a selection of Aoshima’s work from the past 10 years, including her “City Glow” installation piece which wowed audiences worldwide when it debuted in New York City’s Union Square in 2005. The collection also features new pieces from Aoshima alongside beloved classics, including 35 brand-new drawings, as well as plexiglass prints. Aoshima will even debut a never-before-seen animation piece serving as a follow-up to “City Glow”, titled “Takaamanohara”. On top of the exhibit itself, the museum will be hosting a family event, where visitors can join Aoshima in creating a unique collage piece! “Rebirth of the World” will remain open until October 4th, 2015, making it a perfect exhibit to check out over the summertime.

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Feb26

Mr.’s art exhibit in Seattle

2015 at 04:49 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Superflat Japanese pop artist Mr. has worked with big named from around the world in the creation of his otaku-themed artwork, including his mentor Takashi Murakami as well as musician Pharrell Williams. In a large step for the artist, Mr. has debuted his first solo exhibition in the United States with “Live On: Mr.’s Japanese Neo-Pop” at the Seattle Asian Art Museum! The exhibit is a collection of a variety of Mr’s artwork from the past 15 years, including large-scale paintings, clothing design, installations, and more.

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One of the center pieces to the exhibit are Mr.’s found object dioramas, created from trash and everyday objects in the wake of 2011’s devastating tsunami disaster in Japan. Mr. identifies himself as an otaku, passionate about anime and videogames, as well as the works he creates. Using those works to provide a deep insight into the otaku subculture as well as addresses a variety of social issues and anxieties.

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The show, which has been open to the public in Seattle since its opening on November 22, 2014, has drawn numerous favorable reviews, and astounded visitors for the past few months. Mr.’s exhibit will remain open until April 5th, and is a must-see for pop art fans and everyday visitors alike!

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