When we first approached these artists about this project, Beauty and the Kaiju, we knew most, if not all of them did not paint Kaiju anything in their works ;-P
But, I’ve tried to expand what Kaiju could be, and wanted to challenge these artists to work on a project that they normally would not be involved with. For me, this type of project pushes the boundaries and for me creates excitement and keeps me wondering what will the art look like ?!!
Beyond that, I think it’s a nice chance for Kaiju collectors to see other artists and get to know their works via this subject matter.
So far you have seen Tulips take on Kaiju Eyezon, today we reveal another amazing piece by artist, Hiroe !
Hiroe is actually a full time beautician in Tokyo for 25 years. As you will read below, she does not have formal art training, but you can see she does have a natural talent ! Cutting hair is for sure an artistic skill and endeavor and I can tell that Hiroe has that ability. Her illustrations have in fact been published in several books as well.
When I first saw the art for this piece, my mouth dropped ! And in a good way !! I was totally struck by this approach and style ! WOW ! It really makes no difference that Hiroe has no formal art training, as you gaze on this other worldly take on Alien Xam. You can see she has a grasp of colors, forms and sense of motion in this art.
The following interview was conducted via email and once again thank you to my buddy, Yo Miyamoto for his translations and support of this project !
– Being a beautician for 25 years –
With the motto, “Love and Peace”, I try to make my life, work, and artwork casual but punchy.
Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.
Q1: Can you tell me what kind of artwork you do ?
Answer: I just draw whenever inspiration that pop up.
Q2: As a child, were you always interested in Art ?
Answer: Yes, I was. I was drawing something everyday.
Q3: Did you go to Art school ?
Answer: No, I didn’t.
Q4: What kind of toys did you play with when you were growing up ? Any Kaiju ?!!
Answer: I played with Licca-chan doll (like Barbie doll), but not Kaiju.
Q5: Any last words you would like to say to the readers of this blog ?
Answer: This project totally changed my perspective and perception for Kaiju.
“Kaiju is interesting and fun!!”
Thank you so much for participating in the Beauty and the Kaiju show !
This awesome image of Alien Xam will be part of the Beauty and the Kaiju art show at Design Festa , West, Harajuku , Tokyo, Japan – Dec 22, 23 & 24 , 2010. The original will be available for sale plus giclee prints.
After the show, I will make them available for sale via my web store, http://www.maxtoyco.com.
And in February, the project moves to Rotofugi in Chicago, with an added bonus we will reveal very soon 😉
web site : http://www.peace-1122.com/
In the next few months, I will post more interviews with the Women in the Beauty and the Kaiju project, so keep checking back !!!!