June 29, 2014

ART: Shohei Otomo

Shohei Otomo
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Ping Pong Geisha
Haiku Art Review: Shohei Otomo by Yellowmenace
B&W w/ red
Stark Japanese decadence
Tokyo is burning
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Poundin' a 40 of sake
  Shohei Otomo is a modern day artist who twists traditional Japanese icons into stark B&W commentaries on contemporary Japanese society.
Shohei Otomo photo by Yoshimitsu Umekawa

   He is the son of Katsuhiro Otomo who Created & Directed the Manga "Akira"
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Material Girl
"He draws these manga illustrations with an F-ing ball point pen!"
   A peek into Shohei's process in this time-lapse video from his YouTube page

ART: Sean Wei

Sean Wei - Love Attack Design (愛搏客設計)
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Haiku Art Review: Sean Wei by Yellowmenace
Punked up kabuki
Cyber AZN w/ a past
Brash hues enlighten
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   Artist Sean Wei, a commercial designer and graffiti artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. After graduated from college of visual design, he has been working with commercial and art related designs for 14 years.
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"Besides being a designer, I have deep passion for street subculture. I also enjoy the activities such as martial arts, surfing, and DJ-ing."
Taiwanese designer Sean Wei via: Yellowmenace
   Get Sean's designs on your T-shirt @ his Designed By Humans store

VID: Fung Bros Do NBA moves

FungBrosComedy - NBA Signature Moves
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   Some Yellow guys playin' Bball, it doesn't get much better.

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VID: Vice Interview w/ a Cannibal

 Vice Interview w/ a Cannibal
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   Issei Sagawa murdered an innocent woman and spent three days eating her flesh.
"Maybe if we'd had dinner once more, I wouldn't have eaten her."
   On the afternoon of June 13, 1981, a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked to a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. The contents of those suitcases was the dismembered body of a fellow student -- a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt, whom Sagawa had shot three days prior and had spent the days since eating various parts of her body. 
 "I put my most favorite parts, like the thigh in the fridge."

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June 26, 2014

ART: Funarium - Digital Manju

Funarium aka Yoshimi Ohtani
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Haiku Art Review: Funarium by Yellowmenace
Springtime kimonos
Blossoming sweet princesses
Digital manju (饅頭)
   Yoshimi Ohtani was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1980.
   She is active at home and abroad in various kinds of media including paper, digital, and websites, cell-phone icons, backgrounds, books, magazines, interior decorations, etc.
   Digital artist Yoshimi Ohtani from her very active FB page where she posts lots of art in progress & sketches
   She draws illustrations of girls, expressing the essence of modern culture, such as the compromise between Japanese and Western styles. She presents “goth-loli” fashions, interpreting uniquely Japanese sensibilities such as wabi (passive demenor), sabi (elegant simplicity), kare (classic taste), and iki (traditional mindset) using modern methods.

June 22, 2014

ART: Yuko Shimizu (清水裕子) - Re-imagining the Geisha

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   Learn from a master, Yuko's SkillShare online class:
Mastering Inking: Basic and Pro Techniques

   YUKO SHIMIZU (清水裕子) is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.
   Being a Japanese female, I guess Yuko gets lots of jobs drawing geisha.
   Her women R strong, sexy, traditional but w/ a twist of a modern symbol of rebellion (guitar, headphones, tattoos,etc.).
   Geisha re-imagined as superheroes.
More heroic AZN women mastering the balance between tradition & modern individual expression below :)

June 14, 2014

ART: Alain Delorme - Totem Series

Alain Delorme
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   Part of Yellowmenace's on going series Whitey Goes AZN

   Born in 1979, Alain Delorme  Lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the Gobelins, l'école de l'image, Paris & received a masters of photography at Paris VIII University.
   In 2010, Alain Delorme presented his “Totems” series, the result of a residency in Shanghai.

Haiku Art Review: Alain Delorme by Yellowmenace
Stack'em high Chinamen
Extreme effort to survive
Miraculous spirit
  In this blog I try to focus on Asian artists, but I will also examine white artists who comment on Asian society or use Asian imagery in their work.
  The artist himself, Alain Delorme posing as in his Totem series

   Describing himself as a “pixel surgeon”, Delorme uses digital photography and photomontage to play with digital imagery in the way a geneticist plays with genes.

June 12, 2014

ART: Yuko Shimizu (清水裕子) - The Men in Her Life

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   YUKO SHIMIZU (清水裕子) is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

   This post examines her depiction of males. Being Japanese, she seems to get lots of jobs illustrating samurai, martial artists, ninjas, & other traditional archetypes of the Asian male. But first...
   Haiku Art Review by Yellowmenace
Crisp, crunchy colors
wavering youthful lines, say: 
a human drew this
Photo of Yuko photo: ©Anton Repponen 2012

    Although art has always been her passion, she had initially chosen a more practical path of studying advertising and marketing at Waseda University and took a job in corporate PR in Tokyo.

More of Yuko's unique inklings below

June 8, 2014

THAI: The Ya-Dech Factor

Yaya & Nadech: Thai Dream Couple

Yaya  (ญาญ่า) - Urassaya Sperbund  (อุรัสยา เสปอร์บันด์)
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Barry - Nadech Kugimiya (ณเดชน์ คูกิมิยะ;) 

   YaDech or YaBarry, (call them what U will) have captured the hearts & imaginations of Thai people dreaming of the perfect love.

Haiku Yaya & Barry by Yellowmenace
Perfect DNA
Men want her, women want him
Too beautiful 2
    Thailand was first introduced to YaDech in Duang Jai Akkanee (Akkanee's Heart) part 2 of Ch3's epic 4 part Drama  4 Hua Jai Haeng Khun Khao.
   Yaya was just a teenager & the lakorn was a sweet Romeo & Juliet story. Fai's (Nadech) family had a big farm  & Jeed's (Yaya) family owned a nearby dairy farm. Jeed's father was a hothead who hated Fai's father for taking the woman he loved, Fai's mother. Jeed's brother was a wild bully always looking for trouble.

   They starred together in couple other lakorns, Game Rai Game Rak & Torranee Ni Nee Krai Krong, but couldn't really recapture the magic of Duang Jai Akkanee.
   They've been working on a new lakorn called Roy Fun Tawan Deard (รอยฝันตะวันเดือ - The Rising Sun). It is an epic 2 part historical drama set in pre-WWI Japan. Mario Maurer will star in pt 1 & 'YaBarry' in pt2.
   I believe it will air this summer on Ch 3.   (I can't wait!)
A fashion video of their Volume magazine photoshoot.
See more of YaBarry below :)

June 5, 2014

FILM: Helter Skelter ヘルタースケルター: Kiko Mizuhara (水原 希子)

Helter Skelter ヘルタースケルター
Helter Skelter ヘルタースケルター: Kiko Mizuhara (水原 希子) capped by Yellowmenace
    Kiko Mizuhara (水原 希子) as  Kozue Yoshikawa
Haiku: Kiko Mizuhara by Yellowmenace
Black hole eyes consume
Her pouty mouth stole my heart
Uniqueness shines thru
Helter Skelter ヘルタースケルター: Kiko Mizuhara (水原 希子) capped by Yellowmenace
More lovely Kiko screencaps & info, click below :)