August 16, 2017

ART: Manit Srisuwan - She's Taking Flight

Manit Srisuwan Goft มานิตย์ ศรีสุวรรณ์
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   Manit Srisuwan is a Thai artist living in Bangkok, who has dedicated his life to painting. He has a BFA & MFA in painting & has been working as a professional artist for over 10 years in a semi-realistic, Pop-Surrealism style. His work evokes the symbolic visions from dreams.

ARTIST: Manit Srisuwan Goft มานิตย์ ศรีสุวรรณ์ - https://www.facebook.com/goft.manit


HAIKU Art Review: Manit Srisuwan Goft
Grounded wooden forms

The feminine taking flight

Enlightened dreamer



ARTIST: Manit Srisuwan Goft มานิตย์ ศรีสุวรรณ์ - https://www.facebook.com/goft.manit

   Manit recently completed his fourth solo show, "SHE" at The National Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand. The show focused on the feminine, desire for flight, freedom & change, while accepting the arrows of outrageous fortune that necessarily come along with a flight path less taken. This marks a major thematic shift for the artist whose work over the previous 8 years dealt with distorted human figures as wooden drawing puppets suffering their "gam" or karma.

ARTIST: Manit Srisuwan Goft มานิตย์ ศรีสุวรรณ์ - https://www.facebook.com/goft.manit

   Like most Thai people, Manit is known to his friends by his nickname - "Goft". I'd like to thank Goft for taking the time to answer my questions.

July 30, 2017

ART: Jung Narate - Interview

Jung Narate ณเรศ จึง
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curated by Yellowmenace (31+ images)

   Jung Narate is a professional Thai painter living in Bangkok, Thailand. His style is Pop Neo Expressionism, much of his work involves Jung interpreting his affections for famous historical artworks. He will be part of a group exhibition this Sep. at The Queen's Gallery & a solo at the People's Gallery on the second floor of BACC in Oct., 2017. If you are in Bangkok this fall please come check them out.

Jung Narate ณเรศ จึง - http://bit.ly/2uO9vHx


HAIKU Art Review: Jung Narate
Playful history

Expressing his love for Art

Channeling masters


Jung Narate ณเรศ จึง - http://bit.ly/2uO9vHx

   I had the opportunity to meet Jung about 2 years ago at Jam Factory's ArtGround art fair. Since then we've bumped into each other at a few art events & interact on Facebook. He was kind enough to answer some interview questions to accompany this feature post.

Jung Narate ณเรศ จึง - http://bit.ly/2uO9vHx

● Any business advice for other artists trying to make art their livelihood?
  "First of all, you need to have unconditional love for ART. You must be able to voluntarily smile & cry with this career path. Determination, well planned living, financial discipline, being firm with your own standpoint/style & always be proud of your own works, these are at the core of working in this career. Also very important, you need to have Good Friends."

July 23, 2017

ART: Archan Nair - Reconfigured

Archan Nair: Reconfigured
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curated by Yellow Menace (39+ images)

   Archan Nair was born in New Delhi, India, 1982. He is a self developed visual artist, illustrator, art director & sound explorer, specializing in mixed media, illustration & digital art.


HAIKU Art Review: Archan Nair
Contorted portraits

Digital kundalini

Karmic art mirror


Archan Nair: Pher http://bit.ly/2ueXhcq


   In early 2016, Archan tasked himself with creating at least 1 artwork everyday for 365 days. In early 2017, he completed his self inflicted art marathon & most of the pieces here are products of that incredibly productive journey.


Archan Nair - http://www.archann.net



April 19, 2017

NBA Basketball Art Collection

NBA Basketball Art Collection 2017
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curated by Yellowmenace (48+ images)

   Here's a fantastic collection of basketball art by superstar Asian artists around the globe celebrating the league's elite players & teams, just in time for the NBA playoffs.

BamBamBam (Taiwan) - 5 pics
HAIKU: Basketball
The shot, my prayer 
The rim, altar. The court, church
My faith, Basketball
BamBamBam (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art
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   It's no secret the majority of the NBA's fanbase resides in Asia. As the league's popularity swells, the demand for basketball art rises in terms of promotional art for online & print ads for games, local leagues, shoes & other merchandise & from fans who want more than just an enlarged game photo on their wall. Many of the artists here make a living from their basketball art & sports illustration. It's nice to see there's a market to support their creative passion.
BamBamBam (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art


April 16, 2017

Attack on Titan Art Collection

Attack on Titan: Art Collection
Shingeki no Kyojin 進撃の巨人
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curated by Yellowmenace (42+ images)

   The long awaited second season of Attack on Titan anime series is finally airing, so I thought it was a good time to share these 42+ AoT artworks I've been collecting since 2015. 

Reau aka Jarreau Wimberly (US) - Attack on Titan
HAIKU: Attack on Titan
Anxious inner voices
Colossal catastrophes
The Titans within
Stef Tastan (Costa Rica) - Attack on Titan
Stef Tastan (Costa Rica)


   The original Japanese manga series was written & illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The series began in 2009 & has been collected into 20 volumes. The anime TV series adaptation produced by Wit Studio aired in 2013, directed by Tetsurō Araki.
Alexander Iaccarino aka ThatKidWhoDraws (US) - Attack on Titan



April 11, 2017

ART: James Jean - Blue Period

James Jean: Blue Period
curated by Yellowmenace (32+ images)

   This final feature on James Jean highlights the disproportionate number of blue hued artworks he's created.
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
HAIKU Art Review: James Jean
Fabled art shaman
Rare sketches, grand canvases
Restless tiger's claw
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
  ● See More James Jean Art:
           - Part 1: Taiwanese Surrealist



ART: James Jean - Sketches

James Jean: Sketchbook
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   In this second part of my 3 part feature on Taiwanese American artist, James Jean I focus on his pencil & ink drawings, street art, sketchbooks & B&W print work. 
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
HAIKU Art Review: James Jean
Fabled art shaman
Rare sketches, grand canvases
Restless tiger's claw
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
   The final creation is only part of the equation. In art, the process is a significant element & with amount of detail & skill Jean uses in his surreal sketches they become worthy artworks on their own.
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
  ● See More James Jean Art:
           - Part 1: Taiwanese Surrealist
           - Part 3: Blue Period



ART: James Jean - Taiwanese Surrealist

James Jean: Taiwanese Surrealist
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curated by Yellowmenace (40+ images)

   James Jean is a Taiwanese American visual artist, known for both his commercial work & fine art gallery work. He is known in the American comics industry as a cover artist for various books published by DC Comics, as well as for his work for Prada, ESPN & Atlantic Records.
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
HAIKU Art Review: James Jean
Fabled art shaman
Rare sketches, grand canvases
Restless tiger's claw
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
   Over the past decade, James Jean has won critical acclaim for his art (including a record eight Eisner Awards in a row for his cover illustrations for the DC Comics series Fables), hosted celebrated gallery exhibitions around the globe, received numerous design awards & developed a fan base of devoted collectors.
James Jean art - www.jamesjean.com
  ● See More James Jean Art:
           - Part 3: Blue Period



April 9, 2017

ART: Takashi Murakami - The 500 Arhats

Takashi Murakami 村上 隆: The 500 Arhats
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curated by Yellowmenace (34+ images)

   This exhibition focused on Takashi Murakami (村上 隆)'s recent work, mainly his epic "The 500 Arhats", a 3-meterhigh, 100-meter-long painting of the 500 enlightened followers (arhats) of Buddha, created in response to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Some large sculptural pieces & abstract paintings are also included.
Source: Mori Art MuseumTakashi Murakami 村上 隆 - http://www.facebook.com/TakashiPom
HAIKU Art Review: Takashi Murakami
Superflat empire
Pop art is his religion
3 faced ringmaster
Takashi Murakami 村上 隆 - http://www.facebook.com/TakashiPom
   Murakami is the founder & President of Kaikai Kiki Co, through which he manages the Hidari Zingaro & Kaikai Kiki Galleries & organizes the biannual art fair GEISAI.
Takashi Murakami 村上 隆 - http://www.facebook.com/TakashiPom
   You can take a virtual 360-degree panorama tour of the exhibition thanks to Asahi. I wish more galleries & exhibitions would do this for those who can't attend in person. 



April 5, 2017

Ghost in the Shell Art Collection

Ghost in the Shell
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curated by Yellowmenace (38+ images)

   I had to do a GITS art collection, with all the controversy swirling around this film I felt compelled to weigh in on the issues of whitewashing & appropriation. I'll be peppering my comments & supporting videos in with 38+ thought provoking artworks from talented artists around the world.
 
LA: Lindeman Associates - Ghost in the Shell


  HAIKU Review: Ghost in the Shell
What color's your soul?

Yellow ghost in white washed shell

Mirror doesn't reflect...


Abigail Diaz aka Serafleur - Ghost in the Shell

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Masamune Shirow 士郎 正宗 - Ghost in the Shell

   With GITS, as with most issues in life I stand somewhere in the middle. I'm actually excited about the project, unlike IronFist or Great Wall & will venture out to the theater to see it soon, but I think they could've been more inclusive &/or really made whitewashing an essential theme in the script.



January 19, 2017

ART: Takashi Murakami - Superflat Empire

Takashi Murakami 村上 隆
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curated by Yellowmenace (34 images)

   Takashi Murakami (村上 隆) is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist, born Feb 1, 1962. He creates paintings & sculpture, as well as what are conventionally considered commercial media; fashion, merchandise, film & animation.
Source: Wikipedia
Takashi Murakami 村上 隆 - http://www.facebook.com/TakashiPom
HAIKU Art Review: Takashi Murakami
Superflat empire
Pop art is his religion
3 faced ringmaster
Takashi Murakami 村上 隆 - http://www.facebook.com/TakashiPom
Photo: Muir Vidler

   Murakami is the founder & President of Kaikai Kiki Co, through which he manages the Hidari Zingaro & Kaikai Kiki Galleries & organizes the biannual art fair GEISAI.


January 1, 2017

Asian Star Wars Art Collection

Celebrating Asian Star Wars Art
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Curated by Yellowmenace (42 images)

   I'm celebrating the inclusion of 2 Asian characters in the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One with 42 artworks from Asian artists, as well as Asian inspired art. Donnie Yen stars as Chirrut Imwe a blind Jedi master & Wen Jiang plays Baze Malbus. 
   & unfortunately, also paying tribute to the sudden passing of Carrie Fisher. :(

Fusion Wayang Kulit: Tintoy Chuo & Take Huat (Malaysia)
Fusion Wayang Kulit: Tintoy Chuo & Take Huat (Malaysia)
  HAIKU: Star Wars
POC rebels
The force is stronger with us
Slanted eyed Jedi
Ameen Naksewee aka Ameeeeba (Thailand)
Ameen Naksewee aka Ameeeeba (Thailand) | DeviantArt

   Rogue One has one of the most inclusive casts for a big budget Hollywood movie in 2016, with Diego Luna, Jimmy Smits, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed & of course Felicity Jones as the second female protagonist in a row for the new Disney/Star Wars franchise. Star Wars has certainly come a long way from Lando Calrissian & Lieutenant Telsij (Gray Two).

Ise Ananphada (Thailand)
Ise Ananphada (Thailand)
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