Friday, December 21, 2012

White Kitten, Yellow Sponge, Puppy


White Kitten & Yellow Sponge, 2012
wood cube, glue, acrylic, and varnish (left) 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (right) 7 x 10 x 7 in.



Puppy (stroll ver.), 2012
wood cube, glue, acrylic, lacquer, collar and leash 12 x 10.5 x 4.5 in.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Playing The Game

 
My first show in Italy! Sono davvero contento!

PLAYING THE GAME @ O' Artoteca, Milan, Italy - October 27, 28

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NIPPLE

 
NIPPLE, a new series since last year! This series simply bring to show the beauty of the women body in 8-bit, pixelated, and like computer-language style. I created this series by mixing two ideas that I was considering for a last few years. The first one is to make something erotic because the famous Murakami teaches the younger artists should have artworks contain the themes like Love, Life and Death, Sex, all those kinds of humankind things that I haven't had. The another idea is very simple, I just wanted to make something with only bitmaps and put the two ideas together.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Piano, Violin, and Note!


Piano, 2012
wood cube, glue, acrylic, lacquer, and hinge 22 x 18 x 30 in.
Note,
2012 wood cube, glue, acrylic, and lacquer 20 x 14 x 6 in.
Violin,
2012 wood cube, glue, acrylic, and lacquer 28 x 14 x 5.5 in.

These three 3D-8Bit sculptures were made for the group show of Beethoven Festival 2012 in Chicago on last Sep. Here shows how we made.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Beethoven Festival 2012


It's a nice opportunity to be part of a great festival and trying something new! Those my new three sculptures such as Piano, Violin, and Note on the floor were shown there in Chicago.

Beethoven Festival: REVOLUTION 2012, September 8-17
International Beethoven Project

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Parks in Italy and Japan!

 
Random Sempione Park, 2012
stamp ink and resin on claybord each 5 x 5 inches

Some new works for group show PLAYING THE GAME in Italy!

Friday, October 12, 2012

New Icons!

 
New icons for new 2 map works of parks in Italy and Japan!

Parco Sempione
http://goo.gl/maps/BLh6k

Tokyo Imperial Palace
http://goo.gl/maps/THoHE

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Beautiful Forms

 
Best beautiful forms I ever saw that I found when I was painting with acrylics!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Random #8bit NYC


Random NYC, 2012
stamp ink and resin on claybord each 5 x 5 in.

This series show some part such as, yellow cab, tall buildings, Central Park, a lot of squirrels, and sightseeing points in New York City! I use my orginal designed stamps to make and putting a resin for coating. Each piece is original as well but I put really cheap price because now I am not a popular yet so just want more people own my work. Please try this Random NYC to start enjoying my art world, thanks :-)

Available on my web shop!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Open Studio for Go!


There is an open studio for GO as an exhibition of Brooklyn Museum last weekends! We were actually not part of it because to be just late to apply to it... but our building have some galleries on the first floor and a lot of artists' studio so people came and it was still really good opportunity :-)

http://www.gobrooklynart.org/

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Vanilla Bubbles for Citydrift



Vanilla Bubbles:
Vanilla smelled bubbles are wafting with my desire and hope that Bushwick will be a place where people will gather. A lot of dessert, flower, and fragrance shops might open around this area in the near future. Do you smell vanilla around here today? Does anyone know a new ice cream shop opened recently?

September 7, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Love street after all


I really love the street after all!
The moving makes me so feel good and turn to the totally positive. It's kind of a drug, I think :-(

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Boco around people!


A lot of Boco-chan is around people now!
Here's bunch of photos took by them. Thanks my friends!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I Am Sad Now in Tower Records


I Am Sad Now is coming up in Tower Records in Tokyo now!

I Am Sad Now (sample sounds here)
Amazon.co.jp

Friday, July 6, 2012

I Am Sad Now


I Am Sad Now is released now!
It's a Japanese solo musician Shishidohinata's another instrumental project, and this features my original character Boco-chan as really good as you can see.

I Am Sad Now (sample sounds are here)
Amazon.co.jp
Shishidohinata

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cats Town Cafe Opened!


My friend and her husband opened cafe in Tokyo on May 22. Congratulations!
And they have my latest original work Cats Town made for them!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS 2012


On last weekend I was joining in BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS with my studio mate!

Bushwick Open Studios 2012
Bushwick Open Studios 2012 - CHAIN, SHINJI MURAKAMI

My first collected work


My artwork "Chippewa Square" was accepted to be the collection of Telfair Museums in Georgia, as my first donation. Yay!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chippewa Square


Chippewa Square, 2012
acrylic and resin on wood panel 48 x 48 in.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Google Maps 8-bit for NES


The boom of 8-bit map is coming now! Yay!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Limited Edition Items available!


The new some limited edition items are now available on my web shop!
http://shinjimurakami.bigcartel.com/

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Other artists of Game Change!


Over ten talented artists are working on this great exhibition together!
I mostly love Mary Flanagan's work [pile of secrets: jump].

Game Change: Videogames as Art Medium and inspiration

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My museum debut!


Some photos from my brilliant museum debut at Telfair museum in Savannah, Georgia on last Monday! I am still very exciting about this great opportunity.

Game Change: Videogames as Art Medium and inspiration

Monday, February 20, 2012

Game Change: PULSE Art and Technology Festival 2012


http://telfair.org/museum-events/specialevents/pulse-2012/pulse-2012-schedule/
http://telfair.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/8.5-x-11-pulse-schedulev2.pdf


Dear Friends,

I am so happy to announce the group exhibition Game Change of the art festival PULSE Art and Technology Festival 2012 at Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia. The festival will be started on February 27 until March 3, but the group exhibition is going through to April 1.

The exhibition brings you my 6 artworks from some new works and a selection of past works. If you plan on being in Georgia between next Monday February 27 and Sunday April 1 you may be able to check out my brilliant museum debut!


このグループ展で、僕は新作と過去の作品を含めた6作品を展示します。 もし2/27(月)〜4/1(日)にジョージア州に行かれる予定がある方 は、僕のミュージアム・デビューをぜひご覧になって下さい。 よろしくお願いします!


Best,
Shinji

Some new works


Life and Death, 2012
wood block, glue, acrylic and resin 7 x 6 x 5 in. each

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Strategy Guide


Here is the 2 Strategy Guide that I got a little while ago!
I had already had much Japanese strategy guides, but the language expression between Japanese and English is pretty different, that's why I still need.


Wii and new Zelda!


Finally! I got a Wii and new Zelda as the reward for myself to finished the recent art work.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bonsai Fine Arts!


Last Friday, professional art shippers were coming from Bonsai Fine Arts and packing my stuff as very very well for the art fair on this March!

I just thought the 2 guys were like a young packing skywalker and his master. They have nice force for art :-) The time to see their work is really useful for my future. Now I know where I can get the cheap packing stuff. Yey!

Bonsai Fine Arts
ULINE


Monday, January 23, 2012

Maurizio Cattelan: All


Saw a show "Maurizio Cattelan: All" a few days ago at Guggenheim Museum.
It's a best brilliant solo show ever!

I actually don't like kind of art that to understand hard for people don't have some knowledge for art history. But his are different because a lot of kids are coming and very very exciting about it :-) I know of course his art has a tough concept and long history. I hope I could make kids very exciting with my own stuff one day.


Monday, January 2, 2012

My first profile photo!


I took my first profile photo.
Thanks again, Taka-san!!

Photo by Takahiro Ogawa

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Modern Painters Presents 100 Artists To Watch


I can't believe this happening that now my artwork is choosen on the list of Modern Painters Presents 100 Artists To Watch, here. I knew this happened yesterday as the last day of 2011, and today is a best brilliant new year day ever!

http://artinfo.com/photo-galleries/modern-painters-presents-100-artists-to-watch-part-4-of-5?image=12