Monday, September 25, 2006

Japanese Fusion

In Juxtaposition, there is a highlight about Gajin Fujita, a LA-based graffiti artist. But he's no ordinary graffiti artist. Born Japanese-American (now you can see why this article caught my attention :-) ), he developed a keen interest in Japanese Art, with the inception of Japanese Tatoos. This led him to learn traditional Japanese Art techniques (woodblock, gold-leaf, etc.) And as he passed graffiti murals on his bus ride to school, he found his muse and began infusing graffiti style with Japanese style to his paintings.

Now, if your interested in seeing his work, and can't go to LA? Then here's your lucky day! His first solo exhibition is in Kansas City's Kemper Art Museum. Titled, "Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita", the exhibition goes on from now to November 5th.

Links to his work:
Article 1

Maybe his online resume?

Kemper Museum


Blogger Professor Melis said...

Sounds like an excellent field trip for us and our students--should we drive a van to the Kemper?!

9:24 PM  

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