Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Yoshitaka Amano @ LeBasse Projects

This is just awesome. I'm heading out to LA in. I really hope I'm in time to see this show!
see show here

In case you don't know. Here's the press release

LeBasse Projects presents:

'Deva Loka: Los Angeles '
A Solo Exhibition by Yoshitaka Amano

LeBasse Projects is excited to present, 'Deva Loka' an exhibition of work from influential Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano.

Legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano will make a rare U.S. appearance with his newest exhibit, DEVA LOKA, created especially for a U.S exhibition and named for the ancient Indian land of God. As an ode to his childhood love for American comics, culture and automobiles, Amano¹s latest breathtaking and vibrant pieces are boldly coated with auto paint and metallic glitter.

Amano is widely acclaimed for his work in animation and video games. He is renowned for designing the characters for the hit video game, Final Fantasy, as well as for anime films including Vampire Hunter D, Guin Saga, Final Fantasy, and Front Mission.

"Between the late 60's and the 70's, and during my early years in the art world, I was greatly influenced by American comic books and pop culture. I'd like to show my gratitude for the inspiration America gave me with this exhibit. With the theme of DEVA LOKA, all of my concepts and influences are able to come together, centered in one place. I hope everyone enjoys my show."

Deva Loka will be Amano's first major exhibition in Los Angeles in nearly a decade.

February 20th through March 13th
Opening Reception: Saturday, Ferbuary 20th, 7 to 10pm


Oscar Woodruff said...

Amano is GOD. Wish I could make it to that show.

Alejandro Gonzalez said...

Yeah Amano is nice. Enjoy it!

Hunter said...

Man. Sometimes I wish I was on the west coast just for all the sweet events that go on there.

Haha metallic paint and glitter. He's got balls.

EricFortune said...

For anyone interested here's shots from the opening. http://dailydujour.com/2010/02/23/opening-amano-and-yamamoto-lbp/#more-24156