Large Paper Cutout Installations by Risa Fukui




Japanese artist Risa Fukui’s series of large-scale paper cutouts (known as Kirie) is currently on display at the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo. Fukui created these pieces by mounting her intricately cut paper figures on hanging translucent panels, which allow the double-sided works to be viewed both from the front as well as the back. The cutouts cast shadows on the floor, which give them an additional dimensionality.

The exhibit titled “LIFE-SIZED,” will be on display at the gallery until September 8, 2013.

You can visit the artist’s website and check out more works in the gallery.

[via Lustik and Spoon & Tamago]

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The Moleskine Project II

The Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco is holding the opening of their December exhibition, the Moleskin Project II, on 6th December, 2012, 6:00pm - 10:00pm PST. The group exhibition,…

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‘Dig For Fire’ – Art Inspired by The PIXIES


“Monkey Gone to Heaven,” by Kevin Titzer

Dig For Fire” is an art show inspired by the music of the PIXIES. The show will be curated by Kevin Titzer, the Canada-based sculptor whose work has been featured on JazJaz.

Kevin states,

I actually believe the Pixies are a much under rated band for their influence on visual art. This is kind of my small gesture to acknowledge that. You always hear that old Velvet Underground analogy with them, but I don’t think you could’ve walked into any university art department in the 90’s and not heard the Pixies music playing somewhere. They still inform the work I make today and I don’t think I’m alone”.

“For me the seed of the series goes back to the early 90’s music magazine “Raygun”. At the back of most issues were a couple of pages of artwork by musicians interpreting a song from another band. I always looked forward to those pages and always found them interesting. I enjoyed seeing how people could visualize the same song in numerous different ways.”

“I wanted to recreate that feeling I had as a kid reading “Raygun” with these shows. The Pixies are one of my favorite bands and fit very nicely into what I was looking for in a theme. The band has very visual lyrics and use lot’s of characters in their songs. They are generally very narrative and also a bit open ended and nonlinear. This gives the artists lot’s of room to stretch out with their interpretations and has made for a wonderfully diverse exhibition.”

The show will have its opening reception on September 9th, 6-10PM at C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, California.

Click here for a sneak preview of the work in progress.

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Spoke Art’s September Group Exhibition


“Broken Geisha,” by Handiedan.

Spoke Art, the San Francisco based art gallery, has invited four talented artists to feature their works in their September Group Show. Each artist will display their unique interpretations of the female form in the art exhibition, created using their individualistic creative techniques, and on diverse artistic mediums.

The show will have its opening night on September 1, 2011, and will be on through September 22, 2011. All the artists will be in attendance during opening night.

Here are some select artworks that will be featured during the exhibition:


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Artist Jeremy Blincoe’s “Fleeting Embrace”

“Fleeting Embrace” is the second solo exhibition of Melbourne-based artist Jeremy Blincoe. The exhibit will go on display from August 5th, 2011, at the Lindberg Galleries,  Melbourne, Australia. His artist's…

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Contests and Exhibitions

Broaden your artistic horizons with “Contests and Exhibitions,”  a brand new section on JazJaz, that will bring you news about the latest art, design and photography contests and exhibitions, from around the world.

100,000 Photos For Hope is a one day photography exhibition and auction, that will be held on the 16th of July at the Melrose Arch, Melrose, Johannesburg, South Africa.  Interested photographers can participate by donating images for sale and auction at the event.


All proceeds from the event will go towards ‘The Sunflower Fund’, an initiative to fund the placement of impoverished patients into the South African Bone Marrow Registry, and to provide hope to those suffering from life threatening blood disorders.

Visit the Facebook event page for more details.


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Quentin vs. Coen – An Art Show Tribute


After tasting huge success with their Wes Anderson-themed ‘Bad Dads’ art tribute, Spoke Art will open their latest art show ‘Quentin vs. Coen’, on April 7 at the Bold Hype Gallery in NYC. The battle-royal style exhibit, a tribute to the films of Tarantino and the Coen brothers, will feature the artworks of over 100 artists from the new contemporary art scene.

The first installment of our “versus” series, “Quentin vs Coen” looks to expand on the concept of a pop-culture themed art show by pitting together two directors who share overlapping or similar stylistic themes, and allowing the viewer to decide their favorites. Though there are many distinct differences between the bodies of work created by both Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, their crafting of generation-defining soundtracks, the penchant for ubiquitous violence, their casting of the same actors (notably Steve Buscemi), and their ability to constantly create spectacular works of varying genres (everything from Kung-Fu to crime dramas to westerns), have cemented both Quentin and the Coens as some of the most important directors of our generation.

The show will also offer visitors a chance to buy a broad range of affordable prints, as well as original pieces of art.

Details of the show:

When: April 7th, 8th and 9th

Where: Bold Hype Gallery – 547 W 27th Street, fifth floor. New York, NY 10001

There are some must-see images of the artworks after the jump. Do check them out.


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