New Hull Warehouses

In the bath thinking about the Schmotesy Heartlands Hull graff video… wonderin’ to m’sen bet someone’s got a copy…
Googled it and up came footage of a “new” warehouses!!! Look at that Hull flavour as strong as ever – the environment shapes the style of the graff… Looks like a big place and hopefully pieces with full backgrounds will go up too as better space runs out. Now where is Schmotesy? I want a copy of Heartlands part 1 so I can remember them good old days…

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Emerging Directors’ Art Fair – ULTRA005

ウルトラ005

今年もウルトラ005に参加する事になりました。
作家は内田有(ガラス鋳造作家)、宝居智子(日本画家)のコラボでテーマは「Life is・・」
会期:2012年11/1-11/4(November side)
会場:スパイラル(南青山)表参道駅B1 or B3出口すぐ。
ブースナンバー:No.30
詳しくは→http://systemultra.com/plusultra/
ぜひぜひ来てねー!


Art Fes in Meiji University. 明治大学アートフェス-MEISAI

Meiji Uni Art fes

Simon Tue and Dr.Dog are doing group exhibition with four other artists.
■Atsu
■Yuki Azuma
■Era
■Keiko Kitahara
■Simon True
■Dr.Dog
It starts from November 1st – 3rd 2012, at Meiji University IZUMI Campus. 5min walk from MEIDAIMAE stn on Keio LINE.
Check out!!

サイモン・トゥルー、ドクター・ドッグが明治大学の学園祭(明祭)に作品を展示します。
アーティストは計6名。
■ATSU
■東祐樹
■Era
■北原恵子
■サイモン・トゥルー
■ドクター・ドッグ
会期:2012年11月1日ー3日。
場所:明治大学和泉キャンパス。京王線明大前駅から徒歩5分。
宜しくお願いします!!!企画、作家選びなど全て現役の学生による渾身の展示です!!


ShinPA!!!!!!

ShinPA is a group of young artists who studies and used to study at Tokyo University of the Arts.
It is going to be their 6th time which it starts from 18th Feb to 15th May in Obuse City in Nagano.

6回目のShinPA!!!!!!が始まります。2012年2月18日(土)〜5月15日(火)@小布施ミュージアム・中島千波館。
ShinPA!!!!!!とは東京芸術大学デザイン描画系の若い生徒もしくはOBで、中島千波先生を筆頭に活動するアーティスト集団です。主に日本画作家が多いですが、油彩、アクリル作品もあります。長野の小布施は小布施ミュージアム・中島千波館で開催します。http://www.town.obuse.nagano.jp/bijutsu/obusemuseum/obusemuseum_index.html
出展者によるトークショー(2/18 14:00〜)で幕が上がります。まあ小布施は寒いし遠いし、なかなかね・・・という人はご安心を!会期後は東京の佐藤美術館でも巡回するんで!時間ある人とか、おそば食べたいとか、いい景色見たい、なんてひとは来てみてください。車で来ればハイウェーオアシスもありまっせ。んじゃ。


Emerging Director’s Art Fair – ULTRA004

I am again participating in the Art Fair called ULTRA004 taking place in Spiral in Omotesando.The show is split into two period. Entrance free.

☆October side 28 Oct – 30 Oct
☆November side 1 Nov – 3 Nov ⇒ my booth is No.30「三福星」-three lucky stars

Featuring…Yu Uchida, Takatoshi Ise, Tamaki Matsuda.

http://www.spiral.co.jp/

http://gembafirm.blogspot.com/

ULTRA004 Flier

Work by Takatoshi Ise – Ceramist

Takatoshi Ise

Work by Yu uchuda – Glass work

Work by Tamaki Matsuda – Lacquer


Spraypaint in Japan

Spraypaint in Japan


In Japanistan domestic spraypaint cans are male and the nozzles are female. Snot good fyour rucksack. For all intense purposes there are two kinds of domestic paint you can find readily:

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  1. Mini Blamo ¥100 cans from Daiso and other 100 yen shops. (100ml)
  2. Hardware store paint is from ¥200-800 a pop. (300ml)

If you want yer fancy schmancy Montana cans, nozzles and other import nicknacks then go to the Montana Shop & Gallery TOKYO
The hardware store paint quality is pretty good as cheap paint goes. It’s a bit like UK Carplan paint – the yellows and oranges are going to be sparse and the blues and blacks going to come out thick.

Stock caps on the hardware store cans are mental, only proper mentalists like Mr. True try use them (on bare concrete no less). Thankfully the stock caps on ¥100 cans are real good but should you require a bit more precision in your work you can’t go wrong with Drip Homeworks who supply Scotch Caps for every style.

This is from their website:

ドリップホームワークス
http://driphomeworks.com/

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RED[fat]
最も太く吹き出るオーソドックスなバルブです。
広範囲の塗り作業などに最も適しています。

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BLUE[skinny]
細く描けます。文字やキャラクターなど、
さまざまな用途に使用します。

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PINK[smooth fat]
Redよりも細く、塗料の吹き出し量が均等なので、
奇麗なラインを引くには最も適したバルブです。

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GREEN[flare shade]
主にボカシに使用します。輪郭がかすれて
出るので、キャラクターの影部分や風景、
グラデーションなどの作業に向いています。

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YELLOW[super skinny]
ブルーよりもさらに細く、ガス圧も低めなので
細かい作業に適しています

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LIGHT GREEN[slowline smooth fat]
太さはPinkと同じくらいですが、
ガス圧が低いのでゆっくりとラインが描けます。

The prices for these babies start at ¥1000 for 20 of one kind or matey sells them in special variety packs costing ¥2500 for 50. This site also stocks Krink, Sharpies, Markers, Black Books DVD’s and the two best graffiti magazines in Japan Kaze magazine and HS magazine!

http://driphomeworks.com/


Atsugi Keishin Haunted Haikyo Hospital R.I.P.

(Mainichi)
ATSUGI, Kanagawa — A shutdown hospital here widely known for being “haunted” and the site of petty crime has been bought by the city and is set be demolished and have its land redeveloped into a park, city officials have announced.

According to the city, after “Atsugi Keishin Hospital” closed in 1997, the building has been left to deteriorate, becoming the target of graffiti and suffering damage such as broken windows and a small fire.

The hospital has been introduced as a “haunted spot” on both television and the Internet, and some youths who tried to sneak a look at the “haunted” hospital last year ended up being mugged. The problems have led local residents to complain to the city.

To remove the hospital, the city sought the ownership deed from its registered owner, a religious organization in Osaka Prefecture, but negotiations were stymied by the fact that the land was put up as collateral for loans. However, when the organization failed to pay city taxes on time, the land was seized and put up for public auction. On April 23, the Atsugi Municipal Government bought the hospital and its 2,605-square-meter lot with a bid of 12.63 million yen. The city says it was the only bidder.


Atsugi Keishin Hospital was one of Kanto regions most famous “Haikyo” or ruins. Very creepy little joint that sat on the outskirts of Atsugi and boasted floor after floor of full colour, full sized productions.
Check out http://www.michaeljohngrist.com/ruins-gallery/ for more Haikyo