You have probably seen his work on album covers, t-shirts and various other paraphernalia. Yoshitomo Nara (or, Nara Yoshitomo to you western folk) is rather popular here in Japan.
Viz Pictures has “An intriguing collection of six documentaries introducing modern Japanese pop artists who posses unique views and inspirations to create captivating works of art.” The first installment, Yoshitomo Nara’s DVD was released on September 15th. Others to follow will include Yayoi Kusama (a very, very interesting lady).
From New People Artist Series:
Traveling with Yoshitomo Nara is a record of the journey that the world-renowned Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara took along with Hideki Toyoshima and graf AtoZ team, and the many others who contributed to the creation of his handmade exhibit AtoZ. As their journey began and the project progressed, more and more people contributed to the project and touched the heart of the team. The people, the experience, and the works all came together and settled at the AtoZ exhibit in his hometown of Hirosaki. With Nara as their leader, this large creation began taking form and lead to a surprising outcome for both Nara’s artwork and himself.
Trailers below. I’m looking forward to them!
Tags : Japan, Video, Yashimoto Nara, Yayoi Kusama
Categories : Art & Design, Art Education Resources