Mayuko Fujino

Mayuko Fujino is a self-taught papercut artist from Tokyo currently based in New York City. Inspired by Japanese traditional stencil textile designs, she has been practicing her art since 1999 and takes a new approach to paper cutout technique by combining it with used magazine collage and other used/found materials.

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Emi Adachi

Emi Adachi‘s work of art gives off something rather refreshing when it comes to using an “old-fashioned” Japanese color palette. Her paintings of children and cats who coexist so naturally reminds me of my (I’m Korean) childhood nursery books but with an aura that’s a bit more odd and unusual. Be sure to check out…

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Hiroko Shiina

The many psychedelic and experimental portraits captured by Hiroko Shiina revolves around death. The artist based out of Tokyo explores the metaphysical essence of each existence. Whether it’s a dream, nightmare, or reality, Hiroko continues to dig deep portraying the dark beautiful mysteries of our consciousness .

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Yuichi Ikehata

Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata‘s series ‘Fragments of Long Term Memory’ sculpts human body forms by scaffolding the models with clay, wire, and paper. He then photographs and composites his subjects together. “Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images.”

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Kei Imazu

Kei Imazu is a painter based out of Tokyo, Japan. Her collages of warped renaissance works appear digital but they’re actually painted with oil.

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Tatsuya Tanaka

Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka recreates everyday scenarios by assembling everyday objects. He’s been featuring a new piece daily on his website called miniature-calendar.com for the past 4 years.

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Rinka Obitsu

A short featurette portraying Japanese calligraphy artist Rinka Obitsu‘s piece entitled ‘Prayer’. Directed by Yutaka Yasuda and shot in Tenpaku, Nagoya during a heatwave of 38 Celsius (over 100 Fahrenheit) back in August 2013.

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Lauren Brevner

Lauren Brevner‘s interpretation of female portraiture are combined with a collage of Japanese chiyogami, yuzen, and washi paper on wooden panels. Her portrayal of women serves to empower rather than objectify: a reflection of the vitality of sensuality over sexuality. She plays with polychromatic layers; the figures within it existing in surreal and isometric spheres.

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Hikari Shimoda Revisit

Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, and fantasy meets reality. Through depicting children especially, Shimoda reveals the problems people in today’s society struggle with from within.

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