Oriental Elements – Usugrow and Toshikazu Nozaka

This new show opening tonight at Melbourne’s Backwoods Gallery looks like a winner, combining the immense talents of Japanese artists Usugrow and Nozaka-san. With both having a similar approach to their art, based on traditional Japanese methods and styles it makes perfect sense to get them together.

If you’re not familiar with either of their art, it is definitely worth checking out – the refinement and pen work of both is sublime. Usugrow’s caligraphy mixed with his roots in underground punk and its imagery make for a winning combination. While ex pro-skater Nozaka’s take on traditional Japanese tattoo art is mind blowing in person.