this made me cry
*To see individual photos go to Sweet Streets link below*
Artist: Arita Akiko
Osaka based painter Arita Akiko, aka Chikuwaemil, has been described as a cute, chaotic, surrealistic artist who without any formal art education is making an impression on Japan’s contemporary market. Her painting techniques encompass a wide range of mediums noted for her use of color and incorporation of motifs from Japanese traditional craft and popular culture, they include flowers, children, and characters from otaku culture. It was her first exhibition with Tokyo’s Biliken Shokai gallery in 2010 where her eclectic styles caught the attention of prolific Japanese modern artist Takashi Murakami. She was soon selected to exhibit with Murakami’s new gallery Hidari Zingaro dedicated to the support and nurturing of young Japanese talent. Since then, she has been exhibiting professionally with Japan’s most prominent galleries such as KaiKai Kiki Gallery Osaka, KaiKai Kiki Gallery Tokyo, 0000 Gallery Kyoto, and pixiv Zingaro. Chikuwaemil has also found commercial success on fashion brand collaborations with Paul Frank and My Little Pony to name a few. To read more about her and see more of her artwork you can go to Sweet Streets page.
I bet they’re listening to Pompeii by Bastille, remembering the good old days
Crazy Eyes Portrait
WHAT IS LOVE
I am finally done! My 6 page comic I’ve been working on. I must say the flow in the comic could have been done better, and I would have liked to make it a bit longer if I could but I’m still happy I finished it.