PechaKucha Presentation
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Seiichiro Osa

Artist in Tokyo

Square Brilliant

PRESENTED ON JAN 25, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 143

現代絵画美術に真正面から取り組む美術家の 小左誠一郎さんが、 ご自身の制作、作品や活動を熱く語ってくださいます。

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All the World's a Square

BY BERND KESTLER
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

The Granny Square project is an initiative asking crocheters from around the world to crochet and send one or more "Granny Square" motifs to Japan to make the world’s largest ‘Granny Square Blanket’. Bernd needs at least 7,150 squares of 20 x 20 cm. Once completed, the blanket will be submitted to Guinness World Records. But the best is that, after, the blanket will be divided back into regular size afghans and donated to temporary housing facilities in Tohoku, Japan, to support victims of the March 2011 earthquake.

You'll find more info at the "Knit for Japan" website.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 1, 2013.

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Contemporary 101

BY ANIK GLAUDE
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 26, 2014

Anik Glaude is the curator at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham. She sees her role as that of mediator, bridging the gap between the artist and the gallery, between the artwork and its audience. This crash-course in contemporary art will illustrate the basics of art being produced today.

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Oshaberi, A Painting Show

BY TOSHIYUKI KATO
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Artist Toshiyuki Kato discusses his art and painting performances, which often depict very colorful animals. He sometimes works with charitable causes, especially those involving children.

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sense o Contemporary Art Event

BY JEAN-YVES TERREAULT
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Heide Harding and Taylor Nakano present bilingually their art event, sense o, which aims to help artist find affordable outlets for their art in Japan.

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From Landscape to Painting

BY ANDREW DICKSON
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Insight into the process of an artist and professor, Andrew Dickson, who captures landscapes through painting.

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Half-Naked Painting

BY BEAUVAIS LYONS
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

Beauvais Lyons offers an artistic, social, economic and political examination of “Des Nudas,” the bare–breasted, body-painted women who busk in Times Square. Themes include differentiation of naked and nude, the top-free movement and gender equality, historical and contemporary applications of body painting, freedom of speech and commerce, patriotism as a visual motif and art in public spaces.

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Painting Party Animals

BY DANA D
@ VOL 32 ON JAN 13, 2016

Internationally recognized Miami-based artist Dana Donaty talks about her unique process in creating an intoxicating mix of monstrous party animals and humans on canvas.  Her unmistakeable satirical lexicon is a perfect collision of the grotesque, outlandish burlesque, psychological flirtation and a super charged palette that is like a party about to get thoroughly out of control.

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Thangka + contemporary

BY DAMIEN PASCOE
@ VOL 22 ON AUG 02, 2017

Tibetan art or 'Thangka Painting' is more commonly used in its traditional form as a meditation support for practitioners, but what happens when you introduce an artistic culture that has been alive for centuries into a contemporary western paradigm. Here the artist Damien Pascoe will talk about the preservation of culture through his work, and why it is important to continue.

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Artwork in Public Places

BY GAIL SIMPSON
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Gail Simpson makes sculpture for public spaces as part of the collaborative team “Actual Size Artworks.” She's committed to the idea of artist as citizen, and she believes in the transformative potential of artwork in the community. She thinks public spaces should be meaningful, memorable, and dynamic. Her goal is to contribute to the common good by making the built environment more intentional. This presentation includes images of recent permanent and temporary projects.