Visual artist from Barcelona known for his explosive creative expression Aleix Gordo is in town. Special party featuring his live painting and art exhibition in collaboration with Tadaomi Shibuya is happening at midori.so gallery on November 29th Friday. Aleix who grew up exposing to animation by Akira Toriyama or Katsunori Ohtomo greatly absorbed influences from these Japanese Manga culture. On the other hand, Tadaomi Shibuya, recognized in the international art scene, is famous for his trademark on radical illustration that renders images into stylized, angular abstractions of forms. This is going to be an intensive hybrid collaboration of East and West of these 2 artists. The show is happening at midori.so which is becoming one of the most powerful creative spots in Tokyo. Please come and feel what's happening in the latest Japanese scene of live painting and mural art.
Aleix Gordo Hostau started drawing as a child and never stopped. His career began in the publishing world, has since developed his experience in fields like advertising illustration, fashion, comics, graphic design or muralism. He has worked for advertising agencies, fashion brands and exhibited his work in countries like Holland, Portugal, Brazil, Austria, Italy, India and USA. He did remarkable works for Nike, Pepe Jeans London, Vans, Panini, Montana Colors, or Bicycle Cards. His style has clear influences on lowbrow art or street art. Today focuses his career as an illustrator, muralist and street artist.
Tadaomi Shibuya : 様々なモチーフを直線的に再構築する独創的なスタイルで世界的に活躍するアーティ スト。ヒップホップ等のブラックミュージックが持つグルーブ感、ロボットアニメーション、工業製品の文字の人 工的なシルエットに影響を受け現在のスタイルに至る。欧米を中心にコマーシャルワークも数多く手がけ、 2007 年ロンドンの BECK’S BEER の広告、2008 年ジバンシーのバッグのエンブレムデザイン、2010 年の NY では、NIKE House of Hoops 、NIKE AIR JORDAN CP3.IV の広告ビジュアルを制作。2011 年には、 US Fortune Magazine からの依頼でスティーブジョブスを描き、反響を呼んだ。2009 年 WeSC GALLERY PARIS における個展を始め、LA の Crewest Gallery、Think Space Gallery、London Miles Gallery 等での グループ展で作品展示を行うなど、海外のアートシーンにおいてもその人気は根強い。
An illustrator, artist, and designer, Tadaomi Shibuya is a fixture on the international art scene, known best by his trademark radical approach to illustration that renders images into stylized, angular abstractions of form. His style was shaped by a mixture of grooves of hip hop and soul, robot anime, and the aesthetics of industrial typography, among other things. He has helmed numerous commercial projects in Europe and in the US, including London’s Beck’s Beer campaign in 2007, designing the crest for a line of Givenchy bags in 2008, a visual contribution to the Nike House of Hoops and the Nike Air Jordan CP3.IV campaign in NY in 2010. In October 2011 he drew a much-hyped portrait of SteveJobsforFortunemagazine. Shibuyaactivelyexhibits,withsoloshowsattheWeSCGalleryin Paris (2009), and group shows at London Miles Gallery (2009), Crewest and Think Space Galleries in LA (2009, 2010).
JKD Collective is an audio+visual artist collective / production team that was launched by Bruce Ikeda, co-founder and lead producer of W+K Tokyo Lab, an experimental audio+visual record label. The collective includes twelve music artists such as HIFANA, Ametsub, and twelve visual artists such as Genki Ito, Kosai Sekine, Daito Manabe who push the limit of creative expression. With a mission of connecting Tokyo’s high quality, cutting-edge sound and visual design with the world’s top creators, it has been collaborating with various creators, corporations and brands across Japan and the rest of the world on a new breed of communication and content.
midori.so is a place where members from different jobs / nationalities / interests and ideas gather creating groups of associates. This new groups made of entrepreneurs are the base to pursue potential ways of working together in the future. Same as Tokiwa.so, the famous atelier where several manga masters worked before being recognized we believe in the individual potential of each member at midori.so.
José Parlá aka EASE ONE says:
Through out the years of being a part of the Hip-Hop community, I have never met someone that is as passionate about the
elements of the underground art as my friend, my brother EDEC SKI himself.
EDEC is a great artist, a style master and a legend from The Bronx to Miami to Tokyo.
As a partner and founder of the INKHEADS crew, with his original style, he is an inspiration and positive energy everyday.
From José Parlá aka EASE ONE
MARTHA COOPER says:
EDEC and I first connected years ago over hand drawn stickers.
He is a true master of letterforms in multiple medias and his intricate sticker collages are extraordinary!
From Martha Cooper
T-LA ROCK says:
I have come across many Graffiti Artist in my life.
One particular Artist that stands out amongst the greats is Edec One.
He has a multiple amounts of talent, He has mastered the art of Graffiti writing. I give the man 2 thumbs up.
From the lyrical King T La Rock.