I just returned from Japan. I interviewed artists for the gallery, met artists that I have previously worked with, attended some great art shows, found new products for Compound and visited family. Japan is my home away from home. I never get tired of it's culture and people. I met some incredible people, saw some amazing art and ate fantastic food. Here is a brief run down of the trip.
Friday April 11 was the opening of the Digmeout show at the Sony building in Ginza. Good times meeting the new class of 2008.Taniguchi san.Beth, Muneo, artist and Furitani of digmeout.
Spent some time with the SAG crew. Great bags. Nice folks.
U-ta from SAG got creamed on his birthday.
SAG is one of the sponsors for Fractal Edge. Compounds June show with MHAK and OEIL from Tokyo.
Attended a few live paint events.
Oeil at Office.
Questa, Mhak and Oeil at Kicks Lab.
Jon Jon green at saloon.
Visited with Norman at Suspereal.
Suspereal is also a sponsor of the Fractal Edge show in June.
His apparel line is super nice. Check it out.
Artists Imaone and Tenga.
Arashi, Ogi, Devon and Taniguchi heading out to the clubs.
Artist Meg aka Trip. It is impossible to snap a picture of her without the goofy face.
Keito from Naughty. Another sponsor for Fractal Edge.
artist Ina Takayuki. DJ practice in the a.m.
Few many after party with medicom, mad barbarians, rolito and devil robots. Few Many is an awesome store and mini gallery in Shinjuku.
Yosuke from grandbase and cbc.net. CBC.net is an amazing arts website.
Artist kaz at our favorite sushi place in Nakameguro.
Artist Lucky Boy.
I miss Japan, but I am glad to be home.