Back to the Future with Michaël Renassia
Like something salvaged from a wrinkled VHS tape, Parisian artist, director and audio technician Michaël Renassia creates video sequences that are striking. There is a pervading 90s futurist aesthetic, creating a visual landscape of pixels and distortions, making his work as appealing to musicians as it is to numerous brands; he has worked with both Para One and Basement Jaxx as well as a number of artists from the Japanese experimental scene, and with brands such as 24 Sèvre, Le Bon Marché, Balmain and Nike. Renassia’s videos and ads are as immersive as they are playful.
The Four Leaves Villa, The House That Mirrors Nature
Located in the heart of the Karuizawa forest in Japan, the Four Leaves Villa, designed by architecture studio Kias, blends into the landscape.
Masayo Fukuda’s Subtle and Delicate Art of Paper-Cutting
An octopus cut from a single piece of white paper. This fascinating work was one of the greatest successes of 2018 for its creator, Masayo Fukuda.
Japan is Giving Away Free Houses
The Japanese population is shrinking in the face of an ageing populace. In order to repopulate the numerous empty houses Japan is offering them up for free.
The Vision of Toshiyuki Inoko, a Founder of teamLab
What exactly is teamLab, known as an art collective? To find out, we interviewed its founder and chief representative, Toshiyuki Inoko.
Japanese Art: a Major Influence on the Work of Monet
Claude Monet, the figurehead of the impressionist movement, was strongly influenced by Japanese art and was an admirer of the work of Hokusai.