ESPY ART EXHIBITION 2020
“NOT NECESSARY FOR THIS WORLD”
Sep 18th(Fri),2020 – Oct 31st(Sat),2020 at Wada Garou Tokyo
Wada Garou Tokyo is pleased to announce its latest exhibition ESPY ART EXHIBITION 2020“NOT NECESSARY FOR THIS WORLD” starting from Sep 18th (Fri). The artist, EPSY ONE has been producing his unique characters using the framework of Japanese animation and comic. The artworks has been influenced by American culture, especially the skateboarding scene and the horror movies he saw in his childhood. We will be showing some of his iconic works, which are dark motif in pop colors. We are looking forward to seeing you at Wada Garou Tokyo.
ESPY ART EXHIBITION 2020 “NOT NECESSARY FOR THIS WORLD”
Venue：Wada Garou Tokyo
Date：Sep 18th(Fri),2020 – Oct 31st(Sat),2020 / 1pm-6:30pm
Closed on Mon and National Holidays
“NOT NECESSARY FOR THIS WORLD” ESPY ART EXHIBITION 2020“NOT NECESSARY FOR THIS WORLD”
As the subject states, ESPY is expressing his world through his characters and dark lettering, which are not essential for our lives. But what do we actually need? Maybe we need nothing. There might be no essential things in this world.
ESPY’s characters are making a fool of this chaotic world.
Don’t you thing now is the time that we need this ESPY’s strange creations?!
Born in Nishi-Mikawa, Aichi, Japan in 1973.
ESPY ONE has been performing spray can wall art since 1993. He has established his own graffiti style being inspired by skateboarding scene and horror movies. His unique tagging and characters are popular among fashion brands and musicians, and his artworks can be seen on their merchandising and the covers of CDs and records. He also manages a design team, 8GALLER, curating underground artists and booking exhibitions all over Japan.
Venue: Wada Garou Tokyo
3F 3-5-16 , Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan
(Please use the stairs next to the restaurant, Grill Swiss.)
Date:Aug 18(Tue)-Sep 16th(Wed)
(closed on Mondays and Sundays）
Trois morceaux en forme de poire
(Homage a Satie)
Wada Garou Tokyo is pleased to present our latest exhibition of Jean-Marie Haessle from June 26th.
Haessle is a French painter, currently living in Soho, New York. He became interested in Japanese art for its close relationship with impressionism. He became an admirer of Japanese art when he saw Ukiyo-e by Hiroshige Ando for the first time in Paris. Since then, he has created many works with bold composition and bright colors inspired by Ukiyo-e prints. His colorful abstract paintings use strong and quick brush strokes as if to see him grabbing what he felt instantaneously and wouldn’t let them go.
Going through several transitional periods, he broke free from preconceptions or stereotypes that urged him to draw “something” and began to reconstruct his works. By interacting with various layers of colors and elements and sometimes by letting himself go with the flow of arbitrary action, he continues to create new works.
This exhibition will simultaneously be held at UCHIGO and SHIZIMI Gallery displaying his different artworks. It aims to provide the gallery visitors opportunities to enjoy Haessle’s various types of paintings and the harmony of colors. We are looking forward to seeing you at two venues.
Haessle was born in 1939 in Buhl, Haut-Rhin, France. In Munich, while on duty for the French military, he became fascinated with Van Gogh’s sunflower drawn against the blue background. This made him decide to become an artist. Over the years, he had numerous shows around the globe, including the shows in New York, Washington, Mexico, and Taiwan. In recent years, his works are exhibited not only in his home country, France but also in other European countries including Switzerland and Greece.
Wada Garou Tokyo
3F 3-5-16 Ginza Chuo-Ku Tokyo
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Closed on Mondays and national holiday
Uchigo and Shizimi Gallery
2-11-4 Kanda Jinbo-cho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
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Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holiday