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Apr 28, 2010


I am Having a Group Show with SIR which I've been joining since last year. It is organized by Japanese Artists in San Francisco.

For this show, I created a little installation with one of my favorite arist, Koji Nagao. He made the puppets based on my design. Then I made their costumes and painted the picture. I think it turned into interesting piece. Something different from what I usually make. And I will be doing portraiture at the reception.
This will be my last show in San Francisco actually so hope to see everyone in the show.

Four Elements vol.4 ιΆ¨ -WIND-
Surreality in Reality Presents
Japanese Art Exhibition and Performances

@Space Gallery
1141 Polk Street. SF | btw Sutter & Post | 415.377.3325

Exhibition: Monday 26, April 2010 - Saturday May 1, 2010
Gallery Hour 12-5pm

Reception: Saturday May 1, 2010
3pm- Gallery Hour | FREE
7pm- Event | $5
8pm- Live Painting Performance

Awakened by the scents of Springtime released into gentle breezes, animal life rises from hibernation beneath fertile soil into the fresh WIND: the voice of nature.
Through art and media, Surreality in Reality (S.I.R.) has been exploring the elements, WATER, FIRE, EARTH, and now WIND, to bridge cultures with an awareness of nature inspired by the ancient Japanese philosophy of harmony between the four elements. In this final exhibition completing the cycle of our series, the S.I.R. Japanese Art Collective is preparing a space for the invisible force of WIND, it's power finding expression with a live performance, an exhibition, and in carrying the music.

Exhibition by
Ai Sugano (Photography)
Akane (Painting)
Akko Terasawa (Photography / Graphic Art)
Aoi Yamaguchi (Live Japanese Calligraphy / Exhibition)
Junko Maegawa (Graphic Art)
Keiko Moriyama (Photography)
Kenta Shimbo (Paper Toy)
Lavit Sea (Live Illustration / Exhibition)
Luke Short (Mixed Media)
Noa- (Live Painting / Exhibition)
Satoshi (Painting)
Sleepytiger (Illustration)
Taiko Fujimura (Mixed Media)
Takashi Akamatsu (Mixed Media)

Music by
Kento (fresco)
Yusai (Mellow Orange)
Zaion (Zaion Recordings)
Junzo (Welcome Home!)

S.I.R. Website:

Apr 21, 2010


This is a painting that I did to illustrate The Beatle's "Girl". It's a melancholic love song. Done by Acrylic and Digital.