If you are in Tokyo this weekend pop along to the opening party from 2pm-8pm otherwise you can view this exhibition at HH Gallery until the 12th July.
Expect photographs of the opening party on this site sometime next week.Hopefully.
Grabbed from the site...
MONOCHROME group exhibition
Curated by USUGROW
AARON HORKEY, MIKE GIANT, SHOHEI, KYOTARO
TOSHIKAZU NOZAKA, OZABU, SADAM, USUGROW
opening reception: June 13 (SAT) from 14:00 to 20:00
The event is free and open to the public
June 13 – July 12, 2015
12:00 — 20:00 on every SAT/SUN & National Holidays
at HHH gallery (http://HHHgallery.com)
2-21-17 Kosuge, Katsushika, Tokyo
The tools these artists use are simple: pencils, mechanical pencils, black markers, ink pens, ink brushes, and everyday ballpoint pens. However, by carefully utilizing white space not as “blank,” but rather as information to describe space and color, the artists transform pure, untouched white canvases and paper into detailed and complex monochrome landscapes. To achieve this, the artists must enter a fierce yet meditative state of resolve as they add lines to slowly weave their worlds.
At times Shintaro Kago's illustrations elicit from me a stomach churning feeling.
I have met him on a few ocassions, mostly at Comitia events where he is a regular, he's even agreed to to an interview for the Black Hook Press blog but we've been hesitant to get it organised.
Anyway I like his illustration works and I also like his comic stories as they are similar in style and sequence to Junji Ito, albeit Shintaro's stories are quite shorter (Shintaro doesn't produced comic stories that often but if he did I think I would be a regular reader).
Anyway to the point of this post. Shintaro has some new watercolours up for sale on his
blog. Go support an independent artist.
NSFW and Adult material (over 18 years of age) after the jump >>>HERE<<<
All pictures are copyright of Shintaro Kago.