Tokyo

Posts that feature art made or shown in Tokyo.

What are Jesús Rafael Soto’s Pénétrables?

Who was Jesús Rafael? Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005) was a Venezuelan kinetic artist, painter, and sculptor. This artworld icon is known for his kinetic sculptures, which he created in the mid-20th century when many artists focused on movement and illusions. Education & Influences Soto’s parents were violin Players, and due to their little income, Soto …

What are Jesús Rafael Soto’s Pénétrables? Read More »

The extraordinary Moriyama House – By SANAA’s Ryue Nishizawa

Introduction Moriyama House (2005) is a perfect example of a home designed to represent a community, while at the same time connecting the inside and outside. The building is located in Kamata, Tokyo and the brainchild of Ryue Nishizawa of Pritzker Prize-winning architectural firm SANAA. The multi-building residence consists of ten separate buildings, ranging from …

The extraordinary Moriyama House – By SANAA’s Ryue Nishizawa Read More »

Louise Bourgeois – Maman (Spider), 1999, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, 2018

Louise Bourgeois’s iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know

Biography Introduction Louise Bourgeois’ art has always been inspired by her upbringing and childhood. As an artist, Bourgeois remained at the forefront of successive new developments for over six decades that she had been in the industry, and she always did so in her own powerful and inventively ingenious terms. In 1982, at the age …

Louise Bourgeois’s iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know Read More »

Mariko Mori’s UFO – Your thoughts come to life

Viewer’s brainwaves projected on to a screen How many times do art and science come together? In Mariko Mori’s Wave UFO art and science have come together in a creation that is just fascinating. This artwork uses neuroscience, computer graphics, architectural engineering, and sound to create an interactive experience where viewers can see their thoughts …

Mariko Mori’s UFO – Your thoughts come to life Read More »

Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds & His plan to retire from painting

Why is Andy Warhol important? Andy Warhol is no stranger to critical acclaim; his various works introduced thousands of audiences to contemporary art which helped to put American artists on the map, and it waged a war against abstract expressionism. Warhol effectively managed, time and time again, to shatter distinctions in art and he helped …

Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds & His plan to retire from painting Read More »

Andreas-Gursky-Kuwait-Stock-Exchange-II-2007

Andreas Gursky’s Stock Exchanges – Humans reduced to a blob of color

About Andreas Gursky Andreas Gursky is a German photographer and professor. He is most well known for large format architecture and landscape color photos, and following the 1990’s; Gursky has been using technology and computers for editing and enhancing his photos. First Stock Exchange photo in 1990 Gursky is known for using an elevated vantage …

Andreas Gursky’s Stock Exchanges – Humans reduced to a blob of color Read More »

Impressive photos of Tokyo’s Hotaru Firefly festival & Sumida river

What happened on Sumida river? Fireflies have become a rare sight in Japan. Once they used to glow their low light all over the country in the summer time but now they have become an uncommon sight even in rural areas. Last month 100,000 LED lights floated down through Tokyo’s city centre on the Sumida …

Impressive photos of Tokyo’s Hotaru Firefly festival & Sumida river Read More »

What is the Senseless Drawing Bot? By Takahiro Yamaguchi & So Kanno

Introduction The Senseless Drawing Bot by the two Japanese Takahiro Yamaguchi and So Kanno explores the relationship between machine and art and was shown at the exhibition “UTOPIA no OSHIRASE” in Tokyo in October 2011. What the device does The Senseless Drawing Bot is a self-propelling device on a skateboard that sprays abstract linework on …

What is the Senseless Drawing Bot? By Takahiro Yamaguchi & So Kanno Read More »

Stay in touch

We would love to keep the conversation going.

Please join us on Pinterest, YouTube or Instagram.

Want inspiration in your inbox?

Scroll to Top