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TwoOne – ‘OUTSIDERS’

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TwoOne is one of Australia’s leading street artists and ‘OUTSIDERS’ is a body of work completed in a new Berlin studio.

‘OUTSIDERS’ opens this Friday at 6pm (Oct 10th) at Backwoods Gallery.

TwoOne has been kind enough to chat and tell us a bit more about he exhibition and his processes. Keep reading as there is a terrific process video too!

Damo: Tell us a bit about yourself, how you got into art, and how you describe your work to someone who hasn’t been lucky enough to encounter it before:

TWOONE: I’m originally from Japan, move to Melbourne at age of 18. I then lived and started working as artist in Melbourne for 10 years. I moved to Berlin early this year.

I work with lots of different material, and form, and my style changes depending on what I use. There is loose theme that goes through my work, which is psychological portrait.
Psychological portrait is visual translation of people’s emotions, and personality, often usings animals as symbols.

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TWOONE – Studio Visit & Interview

Hiroyasu Tsuri, aka TWOONE, was born and raised in Japan. At the age of 18 he moved to Melbourne, Australia where he was awarded a Distinguished Talent Visa. He now lives in Berlin with his Australian wife and makes awesome art based around impressionist paintings of animals. His latest show opens alongside Reka’s at Stolenspace on Thursday 11th September. When VNA was in Berlin for the Urban Nation Project M series, we caught up with Hiro at his studio to talk about his journey so far.

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Jun Inoue – KUH at Backwoods

Jun Inoue was raised in regional Kanagawa, Japan, where he studied Shodō (traditional Japanese calligraphy). His grandfather, a Zen Monk, became a major influence on his philosophy and aesthetic vision. Upon moving to Tokyo, the energy of the city’s underground – jungle, hip-hop and most importantly, graffiti – played a major role in further shaping his aesthetic development.

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More jump off after the jump off…
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Bei Badgirl’s Paradise Special

“If I was a stripper my name would be PARADISE.” – Bei Badgirl

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Bei Badgirl has exhibited in LA, London, New York, Tokyo and Paris, and collaborated with companies such as Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, Red Bull, MTV, and EMI. She has been featured in popular publications including Juxtapoz, Vogue Italia, Boingboing and CURVY.

Now the time has come to get down and dirty in her hometown Sydney, debuting her first solo show “Bei Badgirl’s Paradise Special”.

The show kicks off at the Tate Gallery, Sydney, 6th November 2013 – with free Pocky and Japanese beer!

Tate Gallery Sydney
345 Glebe Point Rd
Glebe NSW 2037
Australia

www.thetate.com.au

www.beibadgirl.com

@beibadgirl

#beibadgirl

#beiparadisespecial

Mike Giant x Reckless Toys

Mike Giant x Reckless Toys "Toypunk"

One for the Mike Giant fans! This new hunk of quality Japanese vinyl is the “Toypunks” mascot, designed and illustrated for the Toypunks series that has been documenting the designer toy and related movers and shakers over in Japan. Vol 1 is out at the moment featuring Hikaru from BxH, Frank Kozik and others.

This piece takes the classic Giant logo and makes it a 3d reality standing at just over 8 inches. This is available now from the Reckless Toys website: http://recklesstoys.com/ for $99 plus shipping ($114 total for international orders).