Earlier this month the Spoon & Tamago team celebrated the opening of The Studio Visits, a real-life exhibition that saw our Studio Visits web series come to life. Despite a blizzarding evening, hundreds of visitors braved the cold and snow to come see the show, which was held in conjunction with New City Art Fair. The 4-day show was a blast. Perhaps the best part was meeting many of you and talking to you about the artwork!
But we know there were many who couldn’t come. So we decided to extend the show as an online virtual gallery. Here you’ll be able to see all the artwork and it will also be available in our shop through April 10, 2015!
One of the most fun and playful artworks was this functioning gachapon with 50-bit figures created by artist trio Three. It’s available HERE.
On the right is 8-bit Central Park, NYC’s iconic park in an 8-bit style that’s reminiscent of maps from video games like Zelda and Dragon Quest. Available HERE.
Next to them are Cause And Effect, three canvas works created by Meguru Yamaguchi. Available HERE.
Using his signature style of swiping paint to create artworks that are rich in color and gesture, Meguru Yamaguchi created a series of 20 iPhone 6 cases that are painted and sealed with resin. Available HERE.
To complement their gachapon sculptures, the artist trio Three created these cute yet grotesque sculptures that are cut in half (or in thirds) and filled with melted Japanese anime figures. Available HERE.
On the right is Trail #2 and #3 by Ai Campbell. She creates abstract, monochrome works that feature organic shapes that she encounters, such as water streams on a faded wall, layered leaves on a tree or her own tangled hair. What looks like embroidery is actually hand-drawn lines. Available HERE.
On the left is Froth and Froth II by Cyoko Tamai, who creates “floating” paintings by working with the microscopic fibers of Japanese washi paper. Available HERE.
Soy Sauce Candles: an homage to Kenji Ekuan
Last month Kenji Ekuan, the industrial designer of the iconic soy sauce dispenser passed away. We decided that the perfect way to remember him were through these candles – made from soy wax – created by sculptor Nao Matsumoto. Available HERE.
Upping the overall cuteness of our show was this 8-bit teddy bear by Shinji Murakami. “It’s like Mincraft!” remarked many children who came to the show. Available HERE.
Dyed Aluminum Tryptich
Brooklyn-based artist Miya Ando’s Hand-dyed anodized aluminum triptych (on loan from a private collector).
A Boxy Display Case and 4 Corners of the East
In the foreground is a beautiful display unit created by Takeshi Miyakawa. Visitors couldn’t figure out which to photograph: the unit itself or the various miniatures also created by the designer.
In the background is 4 Corners of the East, a bold and colorful print created by artist and graphic designer Kenzo Minami.