Lee Ufan: The same but different

Art Mar 25, 2020

Lee Ufan: The same but different

by John L. Tran

Lee Ufan’s new paintings look very different depending on where you are standing. From a distance, when you can take in several of the large canvases at the same time, abstract shapes seem to emphatically announce themselves as existing; however, they are also pointedly ...

'Mariko Mori: Cycloid'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 8, 2016

'Mariko Mori: Cycloid'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

March 11-April 23 New York-based contemporary artist Mariko Mori made a name for herself during the 1990s, creating works such as "Play With Me," which incorporated the Japanese otaku (obsessive fan) influences of anime and cosplay into art. Her recent works, however, are in striking ...

'Rhus Verniciflua: Bosco Sodi'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 8, 2015

'Rhus Verniciflua: Bosco Sodi'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Sept. 11-Oct. 10. Scai the Bathhouse, a contemporary art gallery famously known for its utilization of the former Kashiwayu public bathhouse, is featuring the work of New York-based Mexican artist Bosco Sodi. Sodi is known for using materials derived from natural sources, including sawdust and other ...

The effervescence of artist He Xiangyu

Art Oct 30, 2013

The effervescence of artist He Xiangyu

by James Jack

He Xiangyu is a conceptualist with a clear vision of the world as a philosophical playground. The critical language employed in his artworks quotes from global consumerism, Americanism and militarism, emphasizing the power of infinitesimal change. He uses the shape of a leaf to ...

Is this the art of noise?

Art Feb 7, 2013

Is this the art of noise?

by C.B. Liddell

If art is something that you want to feel comfortable with in your home, then Haroon Mirza is probably not your man. As the winner of the 2012 Daiwa Foundation Art Prize, British-born, ethnic-Pakistani artist Mirza is being introduced to Tokyo's art connoisseurs with ...