Tiny Planets, Hand-Stiched Faces... and Macauley.
Photos by Bobby S. for LAist
Up now at GR2 is a group art show called, 'GEISAI Artists at Giant Robot'. The show was put together by legendary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and Giant Robot founder and owner, Eric Nakamura. Murakami is famously known for his collaboration with Louis Vuitton, creating the multicolor monogram and cherry blossom designs, and most recently creating the album artwork for Kanye West's new album, Graduation.
Together they've picked a hand-full of award winning artists from the GEISAI art show to display their work at GR2. The artists involved are Yasushi Ebihara, Hisashi Kondo, Sashie Masakatsu, Rie Kawashima, Rieko Sakuri, Miki Taira, and Erika Yamashiro.
I went to the opening last night, and while the work was good, there weren't as many pieces as I hoped there'd be. I loved Hisashi Kondo's handstitched portraits. It looks like he takes sheet of plexiglass, drills holes into it, then threads string through the holes, stitching a realistic portrait in the process. Also interesting was Sashie Masakatsu's floating worlds. The tiny planets are covered in mundane objects often a lot of advertising as well.
The show runs till October 10th, so check it out before then!
Also be sure to click the continue reading link below to see more photos from the show!