We are super excited that our next exhibition will be the works of Keizo Miyanishi.
He will be presenting new works at this exhibition as well as performing a live event at the gallery on the 16th April.
The show will run from 9th April to 24th April.
Further details to follow on the Gallery Hakusen website..
This is a great hard back US version edited by James Harvey and Alex Jaffe.
The book is a tie-in with the April exhibition taking place at Gallery Nucleus (Los Angeles).
It officially goes on sale April 1st in the USA. You can advance order copies from James Harvey >>>HERE<<<.
Due to copyright restrictions we are unable to publish it in Japan but we will
have limited numbers available at Comic Art Tokyo festival in July (there will be a small Bartkira exhibition and a Bartkira talk at the festival) and at the Bartkira
Tokyo exhibition in August at Gallery Hakusen.
Available in Japan at-
Comic Art Tokyo - Sunday 31st July
Bartkira Exhibition at Gallery hakusen - from 7th July
If you are a Bartkira artist based in Japan and would like a copy before these dates please get in touch!
(Japanese press and review enquiries can email us, details on the contact page).
USA distribution links are below the photographs.
www.floatingworldcomics.com - USA/Rest of World
www.stopjamesharvey.com - U.K
www.gallerynucleus.com - U.S.A
When I started to design books/comics during my research I stumbled across this youtube video that explains simply and visually the process of creating a repeating pattern (or wallpaper if you like).
I think book ends are often overlooked in the design. Children and adults can benefit from the visual cues that can be given within the end book papers. I also think they help the reader slow down and enjoy the book more, which is definately an action I seek to achieve if a book has a smaller page count.
Anyway considering your book end papers is something you really should consider (among a lot of other aspects) when you are creating your book.
Shinjiro, the founder of Hakusen Gallery, has been a fan of Nirasawa's work since he was a teenager.
In 2009 when Shinjiro happened on meeting Nirasawa in a bar in Asagaya a conversation
ensued that led to exhibitions of Nirasawa's work at Hakusen and Shinjiro helping the artist
have a permanent workplace in Asagaya.
Below are some of the photographs of Nirasawa's live drawing at Hakusen.
Sadly Nirasawa passed away too early in February of this year.He was 52.
If you don't know Nirasawa's works Wiki has a pretty good page of information
Please check out some photographs of Nirasawa-san,an amazingly gifted creator, at Gallery Hakusen.