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From France

September 22nd, 2010 No comments
The Artist

The Artist: Thibaud

The Master Plan

The Master Plan: Alizilla

-Christine

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A Nice Mask for a Nice Day

September 22nd, 2010 No comments

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One of my favorite things about the Design Festa gallery is the ability to talk to the artists, pretty much on a day to day basis (they usually stay with their collections in the galleries until the end of their exhibit). Today while roaming the East Gallery I found a pretty colorful exhibit.  The first thing that jumped out at me was the mask in the corner.  It reminded me of the many culture-related festivals that take place in New York City. I wanted to know what inspired the artist to create this and luckily she was standing right next to me!

"Nice Day"

"Nice Day"

So with some help from her friend, Yamada Zui explained her piece to me. The piece above is titled “Nice Day” and took about a month to make. Now there is a lot going on in the work so I asked her to explain to me what inspired her to make this piece and what exactly is going on. She told me there is a cycle going on in this work and that this cycle brings happiness. I don’t want to tell too much, there is some time to see the exhibit in the East gallery if you’re in Harajuku today (it ends tomorrow!).

Another favorite, "Good Man"

Another favorite, "Good Man"

What I can tell you about is the rest of the conversation.  Yamada told me about how happy she was with her first showing at the Design Festa gallery because it hasn’t been easy for her to show her work.  While showing me her portfolio she explained some of the things she’s done in the past (designs for store gates and photos of small sculptures).

Her current works show her current outlook: happy and positive.

Yamada Zui’s work can be seen in East Gallery room 102 along with several other artists until tomorrow Thursday September 23rd, 2010!

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-Christine

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VIOLENT FLOWER SPORT…….

September 20th, 2010 No comments

don’t ask me why this 1c west exhibition (concluding 23rd) is entitled so, i have no idea! but an intriguing 2 artist collaboration nontheless! Yoshie Miyazawa & Haruka Komatsu present……

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“dense” west 1D………

September 20th, 2010 No comments

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by artists KAE SASAKI   &    SHOKO NAKAMURA

collaborating together until the 24th, 3D installations perfectly complimenting each other…….

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DFG west 1C exhibitors!

September 20th, 2010 No comments

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I LOVE PIZZA ILLUSTRATOR….OKAMASA!!!!

September 20th, 2010 No comments

back again with an astounding one-man exhibition of top-notch graphic art! EXCELLENT!!

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until next saturday 25th this prolific graphic illustrator (http://www.geocities.jp/tokyokaikinissyoku/)  has transformed space 1F west gallery into a veritable graphic playground!

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FROM THE U.K!

September 20th, 2010 No comments

DFG regular visitor Andy S, a stalwart fan of both event and gallery for many years pictured below with DF Cafe’s Isop………..

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” I just lovvvvve what you’ve done with the garden!”

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