March 11, 2019

Lauren Brevner: Rapt in Tradition

Lauren Brevner (Japan/Canada)
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   Lauren Brevner is Japanese Canadian, self-taught, mixed media artist from Vancouver, Canada. Unable to afford art school, she gained her skills & determination to become an artist while apprenticing under renowned artist, Sin Nakayamal in Osaka, Japan. Her portraits of women find their Japanese influence in the gold & silver leaf detailing & collage of patterned chiyogami, yuzen & washi paper in their clothing. Lauren's passion for experimentation has led her to mural painting & collaborations with First Nations sculptor, James Harry.
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March 7, 2019

Reina Koyano: Sole Fatale

Reina Koyano aka Viva la Reina (Japan/US)
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   Reina Koyano is a designer/illustrator from Japan who has found success by imagining beautiful women dressed in fashion based on basketball shoes. Her brand, Sole Fatale creates the ultimate fantasy pinups for sneakerheads. She is currently working in the US, exhibiting her art, attending events & getting a buttload of free kicks.
   Happy International Women's Day & Women's History Month!
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Celebrating International Women's Day & Women's History Month by profiling Female Artists!

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March 6, 2019

Dai Tamura: NBA Sketchbook

Dai Tamura (Japan)
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   Dai Tamura is a freelance illustrator from Japan whose love for basketball has changed his life. For a time, Dai was focused on caricature art, so much so that he came in 4th place at The International Society of Caricaturist Artists (ISCA) awards in 2015 & then became world champion in 2016. During that period, his art was very much typical caricature portraits with exaggerated features, however after winning the ISCA championship he changed to a more realistic, comic book style & he began focusing primarily on drawing NBA players.
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March 5, 2019

Andrew Archer: Edo Ball

Andrew Archer (New Zealand) "Edo Ball"
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   Andrew Archer is the creative force behind Edo Ball, envisioning NBA players celebrated in the style of ancient Japanese woodblock prints called, ukiyo-e. A freelance illustrator from New Zealand, currently located in Melbourne, Australia with a passion for basketball. The prototypes for Edo Ball were "The Rock & The Ghost" prints back in 2013. Since then, the series has expanded to 32 original prints over 3 seasons which has been compiled into a beautiful artbook "Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball" available at the Edo Ball online store, along with all the prints below just click the images to purchase prints.
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