develicious

living statue artist, ashton ka, performing as “develicious” inspired by my “domestic violence” painting from “li’l miss sticky kiss” – she’s a “huge fan” of my work (under the white paint she’s covered in trevor brown tattoos!) – and a talented street performer so i felt honoured when she asked if she could do this, and now seeing her interpretation – she describes develicious as “…a sweet little girl, expressing the sweet devil side of her own character in a good sweet way…”


a short but, yes, sweet youtube clip here – check the other clips of her previous characters too

“a empty room, kinbaku girls, and red ropes”

a new photo book by keiichiro nakashima just out – love this photographer and this is a collection of his rope bondage photos, great! – or, a little short of great actually, i have to say the print and paper quality is a little poor – it’s a shame as the work deserves a lot better – but apart from that, no other disappointments – it’s 128 pages and full colour full page (A5) photos throughout and no text – the lolita-ish models are great and the rope work quite inspired and atypical (…traditional kinbaku purists may not approve?)

keiichiro nakashima tumblr



yaso : urbangarde issue

yaso magazine down to A5 size and not quite as visual as it used to be, tho this issue not too bad (because it’s got ME in it?!) – 200 pages of everything you ever wanted to know about urbangarde – interviews a’plenty, mika ninagawa, makoto aida, relatively small art section that includes two new trevor brown paintings (besides a 6 page article on me), song lyrics, video run down, yoko-tan’s stage costumes etc etc – a bible for fans – japanese text only

see also:
yaso : stuffed animals
yaso : monsters & freaks
yaso : victorian
yaso : vampire

exhibitions

urbangarde exhibition at parabolica-bis – 11 july to 31 august 2014
urbangarde exhibition at bunkamura – october 2014
etsuko miura x trevor brown at span art gallery – january 2015 (?)
etsuko miura x trevor brown at bunkamura – november 2015

info for the parabolica-bis exhibition here – a number of talk show events etc – and a new issue of yaso to coincide with the exhibition (which also coincides with an urbangarde tour) – two new trevor brown paintings in the book – uncertain at the moment what’ll be in the exhibition – the urbangarde exhibition at bunkamura gallery is a completely separate thing for which i’ve also done two new paintings (so one of these may be shown at parabolica-bis?)

etsuko x trevor at bunkamura gallery is a long way off (we both need time to get work done!) but there may be a smaller preview exhibition at span art gallery at the beginning of next year – i have in fact done several paintings already, which are sort of inspired by etsuko’s dolls

nicoletta ceccoli

new nicoletta ceccoli book: “daydreams” – and finally bought her elusive first book: “beautiful nightmares”

did she steal the rabbit holes idea from me? – i’d be flattered and happy if she did – as it’d give me licence to steal her ideas, haha! – actually it was my wife’s idea – and she stole it from somewhere!