Two fantastic artists from Japan are having their work showcased at Stranger Factory right now. Eimi Takano x Tokyo Jesus “Skulls and Sweets” show at Stranger Factory is possibly the most Yin and Yang show ever and thats why Stranger Factory is unique. Both freaking awesome work one half we have the yummy cute work from Emi Takano and the notorious twisted Tokyo Jesus which always shocks our minds with the creativity.
Tokyo Jesus is a self taught artist whose work focuses on complex female characters that live between chaos and sanity. His vision is filled with soft sexual tension, skulls, and what he considers “ruined science.”
Here are a few of our favorites from “SKULL and Sweets” Show.
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His wife Eimi Takano’s work is an extreme contrast visually with the sugary sweet visions of an idealized childhood. She describes her work as funny, yummy, and cute. Babies dreaming of becoming circus performers, memory bears, and starry-eyed donuts create a world full of imagination and kawaii style optimism.
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Both of their worlds explore the space existing between life and death and celebrating everything that is beautiful and recognising the temporary of everything that will eventually die.
The show will run February 5- 28. Stranger Factory will be accepting online purchase inquiries at 12 Noon Pacific Standard Time on Monday, February 8th. Shop Preview at http://www.circusposterus.com/product-category/current-exhibition/
All inquiries must be emailed to [email protected]
“SPECIAL EVENT!!!!!!!!! Stranger Factory is holding a very special drawing session (open to the public – but you must RSVP with the gallery in advance) event this Sunday from 4-6 PM. Come draw with Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas and our newest guest artists from Japan, Tokyo Jesus and Eimi Takano. Stranger Factory will be setting up an installation to draw from, and we will have a limited amount of pony easels and art supplies (you can also bring your own)!!! Come at any time during 4-6 PM and stay for any duration in that time window. There is limited space for this event! YOU MUST RSVP directly to the gallery by, or before 12 noon (Sunday, February 7th) in order to reserve your space. Please call: (505) 508-3049 to reserve!”
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