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YOKAI NEIGHBORS SPOT LIGHT #3: Marcelo Gallegos & Tofu Kozo

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“Tofu-Kozo” by Marcelo Gallegos

Another stunning artwork from our current group show YOKAI NEIGHBORS. “Tofu-Kozo” by Marcelo Gallegos. Please check the past blog post for other artists and Yokai!

About the Yokai
Tofu-Kozo is a ghostly young boy dressed like a monk that walks around offering up its plate of tofu for people to eat … it apparently has a habit of licking the tofu it offers up.

Artwork detail:
Title: “Tofu Kozo”
Medium:Watercolor and Ink on paper
Size: 20cm x 20cm (unframed)
Made year: 2020
Artwork is available at AG Gallery, please contact natsumi@aboutglamour.net for inquiry.

ABOUT ARTIST

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Marcelo Gallegos is a precocious, shapeshifting sorcerer. Gallegos’s works are described as dark rituals which subvert the patriarchy, upset the status quo, and entrap viewers in a phantasmagorical un-reality of the sacred, the profane, and the grotesque.

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YOKAI NEIGHBORS SPOT LIGHT #2: Lili Chin & 9 Yokai

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Nine original Yokai print from Los Angeles based artist Lili Chin, currently exhibited for “Yokai Neighbors” Group Exhibition and available for purchase at AG Gallery.

All Prints from Lili Chin will soon be available at our gallery online store, and this blog post will be updated with link to each work very soon! Meanwhile, please enjoy learning about each Yokai and the artist.

All prints are available for purchase, (framed or unframed) please contact: natsumi@aboutglamour.net for purchase.

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Installation view at AG Gallery from Yokai Neighbors

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Installation view at AG Gallery from Yokai Neighbors

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Installation view at AG Gallery from Yokai Neighbors

 

ABOUT 9 YOKAI From Lili Chin

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Okka

Okka
Okka is a little red blobby yokai’s name, it is a babytalk version of obake. He’s a bit of a mystery because there are no stories about him, but he’s a regular participant in the Hyakki Yagyō, Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, in scrolls and other artwork.

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Modern Yokai: Futakuchi Onna

Modern Yokai: Futakuchi Onna
Futakuchi Onna looks exactly like a normal woman – until she reveals the second mouth on the back of her head. It is always voraciously hungry, and Futakuchi Onna have left many a dining companion gaping too – at the size of the bill.

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Tsukumogami

Tsukumogami
Tsukumo-gami is about very old objects that may acquire a spirit and come to life, becoming yokai called tsukumogami. The Hyakki Yagyō, Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, always includes many tsukumogami – tools, musical instruments, household goods, and kitchen implements, perhaps now even modern ones like this rice cooker.

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Nurikabe

Nurikabe
Nurikabe is an invisible wall that appears late at night and blocks your way. It’s impossible to climb over or go around it. Normally this is troublesome, but manga author and yokai professor Shigeru Mizuki said that during World War II, a nurikabe stopped him from walking off a cliff in the jungle and saved his life. Some tales say that it will vanish if you wave or tap a stick near its base. (No word on what happens if you let your pug pee on it, but it’s worth a try.)

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Modern Yokai: Kapp

Modern Yokai: Kapp
Kappa lives in rivers and have a appetite for cucumbers and an obsession with a magical ball that’s said to exist inside the human colon. Nowadays when development has made so many rivers uninhabitable, urban kappa may lurk at gyms and spas. If your companion in the hot tub has an odd, moist depression on the top of his head, beware – it may be a kappa!

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Dodomeki

Dodomeki
Dodomeki are young women with long arms who had a habit of stealing money. They are punished by being transformed into a monster with hundreds of tiny bird’s eyes sprouting from its arms. It’s like a mark of their crime, because there was once a copper coin with a hole in the center that was nicknamed “bird’s eye.”

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Modern Yokai: Tōfu-kozō

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Modern Yokai: Tōfu-kozō

Modern Yokai: Tōfu-kozō
If you see a young fellow wandering the streets – or the supermarket aisles – with a plate of tofu, don’t take a sample! Tōfu-kozō may tell you it’s all natural, so it must be safe, right? Don’t be fooled – so are cobra venom, hemlock, and anthrax, and it’ll kill you just the same.

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Modern Yokai: Nekomata

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Modern Yokai: Nekomata

Modern Yokai: Nekomata
In the past, demon cats called Nekomata awoke the dead and reanimated corpses by jumping over their heads. These days they use rhythm, baby, rhythm!

 

ABOUT ARTIST

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Lili Chin is a Los Angeles-based digital artist from Malaysia and Australia. Chin is best known as co-creator of the hit masked-wrestling inspired animated series “Mucha Lucha” for Warner Bros (2000’s), and for her globally-popular dog illustrations and animal behavior infographics. Chin’s author debut – an illustrated gift book on reading dog body language – will be published in October 2020. When she is not working on commissions for her clients, she enjoys drawing other creatures, hanging out with her senior Boston Terrier, and playing modern board games. As a Yokai Parade collaborator, Chin designs yokai for art prints and original pins.

 

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ART IN BOXES 2018 : Holiday Group Show

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“ART IN BOXES 2018” -HOLIDAY GROUP EXHIBITION-

AG Gallery is pleased to announce that its 9th annual holiday gift art show, “Art In Boxes 2018” with the theme of “Give the gift of art!” is starting on this Saturday, December 1st, 2018.

ART IN BOXES is an annual group exhibition at AG Gallery which the curator carefully selects various artworks from around the world for holiday gift ideas. This year, the exhibition features 20+ local and international artists. Artworks that are included in this show are culptures, printmaking, paintings, drawings, ceramics, potteries, original greeting cards, jewelries, ornaments and more.

In this show, AG Gallery exhibits about a hundred of art pieces from many local and international artists. AIB18 opens on December 1, 2018 and it’s a bit early for Christmas though, we’ll add more artworks almost every other week from now.

This is the great opportunity for that if people are looking for extraordinary and one-of-a-kind holiday gifts this year or would like to give something special to someone special.

ARTISTS
MIGUEL PANG LY / KAZUKI TANAKA / AGNES BODOR / YEN YEN LO / ROBBIE GUERTIN / CHARLES OSAWA / WARD YOSHIMOTO / JESSICA PERRLMAN / KYOKO IMAZU / DANIELLE KROLL / KEN BROWN/ MICHIKO SHIMADA / Lalouve / CATRABBIT / FUMIHA TANAKA / COURTNEY MCKENNA / FRANK PARGA / MARIA MONTIEL / NAOKO SAITO / VICTOR-JOHN VILLANUEVA / HANAKO SAKASHITA / MAMARU…, and More.

Contact: natsumi@aboutglamour.net

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Exhibition Extended: Art in boxes 2017-18

AG Gallery is pleased to announce that Art In Boxes 2017, Holiday Group Exhibition is extended until February 18th, 2018.  The group show still have amazing artworks for your gifts ideas for coming Valentines day. Please visit the gallery and enjoy the show.

 

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ART IN BOXES 2017

Happy Holidays to you all from AG Gallery!

Gallery is closed tomorrow on 25th. We will be open again on 26th. Art In Boxes group exhibition will be on view through January 2018.

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