GEISAI Artists at Giant Robot

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GEISAI Artists at Giant Robot

2062 Sawtelle Boulvevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
September 15th, 2007 - October 10th, 2007
Opening: September 15th, 2007 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

culver city/west la
(310) 445-9276
Wed-Fri 12-6 PM; Sat 12-8 PM; Sun 12-7 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Group art show at GR2

"GEISAI Artists at Giant Robot"

September 15 - October 10
Reception: Saturday, September 15, 6:30 -10:00

Presented by Scion, Giant Robot, and Kaikai Kiki

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

Takashi Murakami is well-known in the worldwide art scene for making thought-provoking paintings and sculptures, running the influential artist-led art enterprise Kaikai Kiki artist management group, curating the visionary Superflat show, and collaborating on high-end, high-profile projects with Louis Vuitton. He also coordinates the GEISAI art shows, which serve as an entry point for aspiring artists in Japan. The artists in this group show have won awards at GEISAI shows, and were hand picked to have their work presented in Los Angeles by Murakami and Eric Nakamura, publisher of Giant Robot magazine and owner of the Giant Robot stores and galleries.

Yasushi Ebihara projects his love for Macauley Culkin via large-scale paintings and sculpture, also commenting on the trappings of stardom and the entertainment business.

The subjects of Jaga Ichiro's figure paintings are cute but resemble bodily fluids. The fluidity of their forms is elegant, organic, and somewhat disturbing.

Hisashi Kondo's hyper realistic, larger-than-life portraits hang on screens like ghosts and can be seen from both sides.

Sashie Masakatsu articulates detailed sculptures and paintings of surreal, spherical architectural forms suspended over flat landscapes.

Rie Kawashima studied fashion in college, and creates dreamy images of girlhood with precise yet natural lines and occasional elegant, pastel shades.

Rieko Sakurai's super stylized depictions of girls are as full of energy as they are of color. Her works convey the pop art power of the '60s subverted with a touch of darkness.

Miki Taira weaves textiles into humanoid forms of all sizes, imparting them with primitive-looking calligraphy.

Erika Yamashiro's paintings feature restful women with fuzzy animals, mushrooms, sweets, and other feminine icons in dreamy settings.

A reception featuring many of the artists will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, September 15. For more information about the opening, the artists, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
(310) 479-7311