KONATSUNAGATA art show – A two person art show featuring artists Konatsu and Mark Nagata. Opens March 31 – April 1st, 2012. Harajuku Design Festa Gallery, East 202 Tokyo , Japan. Original art and Giclee prints, custom painted Kaiju Negora toys, and several surprises to debut !
So why the name of the show ? It’s a play on words sorta of .. Konatsu is not her real name, but a hybrid of names to form her artist name .. so KONATSUNAGATA is the same way 😉 Try saying it ten times real fast ;-P
In addition to our individual artworks for sale during the show, both Konatsu and myself worked on 4 pieces of art together. These four originals will be for sale, but we will also have a very limited amount of giclee prints for sale, hand signed by both of us.
Konatus works on Japanese Rice Paper or watercolor paper, so she sent me several sheets to work on. The 4 subjects were Eastern vs Western Dragons, Kaiju Eyezon vs Kaiju Drazoran, and the last two being Kaiju Negora rendered in our styles.
The Dragon was a bit challenging in that I wanted her to be able to somehow wrap her Dragon around mine. Since I was drawing first I had to keep in mind areas where this over lapping could happen.
The final image made much better by the fact that Konatsu is the better artist 😉
Again, my painting with acrylics in progress above ..leaving room at the bottom for the Eyezon painting …
Nice results !
I decided to place my Negora in a cityscape .. yes thats me in the clutches of Negora !and Konatsu picked up all my cues … making her Negora in the country and yes thats her in it’s paw !
The final image was used as a header card for the Medicom Negora release .. it actually does not exist in this form as an original piece of art, as it was assembled digitally for this print. Still a nice Yin / Yang composition and styles.We’ve had many requests to offer the giclee of Kaiju Drazoran Konatsu did for the Beauty and the Kaiju show, so we’ve made a very limited amount for sale again. This image is also in the latest Spectrum Fantastic Arts book as well.
And as we have reported, the debut of King Negora with Oh Nezumi ( Big Rat ) below ! These are the test shots and not the final product …
All work is for sale to those who attend. If by chance anything is left over I will let everyone know and how we will be selling them… I hate to say that I don’t think much will be left …
This will most likely be the last blog I post before I leave early next week, for updates please check out the Max Toy web site.
See you in Tokyo for this show ! Meow !