All of a sudden live drawing/painting performances are the hip thing in Japan’s creative circles. One of the most recent was by artist Ichiro Endo, who scrawled the word “now” on the April Fool’s Day edition of The Japan Times for Art Fair Free last week.
Now Japan’s up-and-coming artists have the chance to see how a member of the older generation goes about doing their thing in public. Briton John Warwicker, who was a founding member of design unit Tomato in the early 1990s, will be holding a drawing performance at NADiff A/P/A/R/T in Ebisu, Tokyo, on April 9. The results will be exhibited, along with other works in oilstick, chalk and pencil, through April 25.