TABAIMO DISSECTS JAPAN'S "LOST GENERATION"

TABAIMO DISSECTS JAPAN'S "LOST GENERATION"

Yudangami, 2009, video installation For the Frankfurt School of Marxist cultural thinkers, the difference between “negative” and “af...
Mixed Media: The Gordian Knot

Mixed Media: The Gordian Knot

Made using pages from a Greek history catalogue and white board marker pens, this piece attempts to evoke the dramatic lateral think...
LEONARD FOUJITA: BIG IN FRANCE

LEONARD FOUJITA: BIG IN FRANCE

Dream of the Opera House It wasn’t for nothing that the Ecole de Paris was called a school. In the early decades of the 20th century ...
SEXING THE HARA: KISHIN SHINOYAMA

SEXING THE HARA: KISHIN SHINOYAMA

Despite all its other functions, nudity has an almost mystical power to enchant and create an ethereal mood. This is especially ap...
A BEADY EYE ON AFRICAN ART

A BEADY EYE ON AFRICAN ART

There is an idea common today that almost anything can be ‘art.’ This probably has something to do with a certain Frenchman who exhibit...
UNSOLICITED ART (3): MITSUHIRO OKAMOTO

UNSOLICITED ART (3): MITSUHIRO OKAMOTO

Defacing classical art has long been a staple of "modern" art, which obviously has a strong anti-Western animus, which some th...
AMERICA, BUT (SADLY) NOT AS WE KNOW IT

AMERICA, BUT (SADLY) NOT AS WE KNOW IT

"Power" by Edward Bruce On paper "To See as Artists See: American Art from the Phillips Collection" must have seem...
OUTER TURMOIL: HORST JANSSEN'S ART THERAPY

OUTER TURMOIL: HORST JANSSEN'S ART THERAPY

One of the quickest ways to understand an artist is to look at his self portraits. Van Gogh’s reveal his intensity and passion while ...
French Masters from the Pushkin

French Masters from the Pushkin

Vuillard's Interior, 1904 Getting High on a New Supply It’s no secret what the Japanese art public really like – soft, flowery...
THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT: EXHAUSTING BEAUTY

THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT: EXHAUSTING BEAUTY

Midsummer by Albert Moore, 1887 The idea that beauty can be made to serve some other purpose — selling some product or idea for exampl...