Tokyo Damage Report

geisai art show #10

GEISAI 10 REPORT

Geisai is one of those wonderful huge art shows like DESIGN FESTA. The main difference between the two is, DESIGN FESTA is more full of hobby people doing cute and funny things, who eventually want to get their character on a t-shirt or perhaps a small limited-edition figurine. GEISAI is more oriented towards less-cute, more techincally proficient people who are probably working as illustrators already, but they want to get into the fine arts business. DF has a lot of stuffed animals and adobe illustrator art, but GEISAI is almost entirely paintings. But it’s still not pretentious at all, and the competition is kept friendly, with a minimum of stabbings and defacement. Compared to last year’s GEISAI, there is a big increase in people doing psychotically small detailed black and white pen and ink stuff, really obsessive and wonderful. Also it is partly run by Takashi Murakami, the pop-art star, who has an autograph booth and who also judges some kind of art-talent show at the end.

Unfortunately my stupid camera ran out of stupid batteries halfway through the stupid show so I can’t show you all the stupid wonderful art, particularly the comedian HARD GAY, who was debuting a life-size statue of himself bent over smiling with his rectum distended to over a foot, surrounded by a corona of rainbow-colored veins. No pictures of that.

BELOW ARE PICTURES AND CONTACT INFORMAITON FOR AWESOME ARTISTS>

please go to their sites, and if you fall in love, email them and thank them, or perhaps give them money.

 

 


Name – masakatsu sashie
Description – wonderful realistic paintings of shitamachi architecture all rolled up into balls like katamari damcy meets MC Escher!!!
url – http://sashie.sal-s.com/art.html

 


Name – mr tao from heavy think — a dead ringer for Jason from IMPALED.
Description – insanely detailed blueprint-looking paintings all made from one single line!!! doubled back on itself millions of times!
url – heavythink.com
Mail – heavythink@mbn.nifty.com <heavythink@mbn.nifty.com>

 

 

 

Name – takesue koichiro
Description – blazingly colorful images — is it an illustration? a photo so heavily photoshopped beyond recognition? who can say?
url – www.takesuekoichiro.com

Mail – info@takesuekoichiro.co

 

 


Name – takanori kiriyama
Description – THE MOST DETAILED CRAZY PSYCHEDELIC BLACK AND WHITE.
url – DAMN ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT nothing!! i must find this man.

 


Name – ATSUSHI nakaya
Description – wonderful awesome melting bunnies!!! these crappy photos do not do justice to the detail of his bunnies.
url – nothing????? is it possible????
Mail – a2cnkycom@hotmail.com

 

 


Name – tomoe hayama
Description – these crazy pop-art explosions are made entirely from customizing decals of toy cars! what a brilliantly simple concept, you say, but were you smart enough to think of such a "simple concept?" no you were not. sit back down, Chester. This guy rules.
Mail – hayamatomoe@e-mail.jp

 

 


Name – ujino and the rotators
Description – these guys had turntalbes, with little pegs in them, which acted like a player piano. when the peg (above) goes under the wooden stick, it trips a circut which activates one of his home-made instruments — which are all various household appliances fitted with special microphones that magnify their whizzing and boinking. Those signals are then put through a variety of delays and weird effects. The whole thing is just wonderful, repeating rhythms. The gentleman then uses a home-made steel crossfader to turn the loops on and off and mix them together to make a huge multilayered dance tune where every sound is utterly unlike anything you have ever heard before.

url – mujin-to.com
they have a dvd for sale!

Mail – info@mujin-to.com


Name – ueda Yamane hiroko
Description – nice old-school intaglio prints of coats-of-arms. like she hand-engraves a copper plate for each color-layer and then puts ink on it and just MOOSHES it onto the paper with 100KG weights.
Mail – yaman_pivot@yahoo.co.jp

 

 

BELOW, ARTISTS WHERE IF YOU GO TO THEIR WEBPAGE YOU CAN SEE GREAT THINGS.

Name – nahoko sashida
Description – amazing giant tryptich of hyperdetailed, fantastic yet photorealistic paintings that, she says, depict different interpretations of "family."
url – you can see a huge scan of one of the pictures here — http://www.unseal.jp/exhibition/sashida_0609.html

Name -isa kawashima
Description – kind of usual gothicy illustrations, all alice in wonderland, very gothloli bibleish. Wonderful fucking site though.
url – http://atman.x0.com/29

Mail – atman-29@hotmail.com

Name – kaino takahiko
Description – crazy hats that are covered with graffitti that is a mix of abstract wildstyle and 4-dimensional building blueprints.
url – www.gakaya.com
Mail – kaino66@ezweb.ne.jp

Name – Erika yamashiro
Description – A painter with a unique palette of colors and visual symbols, plus the stuff looks like what it looks like.
url – www.geocities.jp/erikayamashiro/

Mail – erikayamashiro@yahoo.co.jp

 

Name – riri inoue
Description – not just photos. Elaborate, staged tableaux with strange props. almost like a set from a play!
url – www.ri-ri.net
Mail – ririinoue@mac.com

 

BELOW, PHOTOS OF ART, BUT I DON’T KNOW WHO DID IT BUT IT IS BITCHIN.

if you know who did these artworks, please tell me so i can give them credit, links, thanks, etc.

 

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