The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his "Superflat" style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
For his first solo museum exhibition in the US, Nick Relph presents his video Thre Stryppis Quhite Upon ane Blak Field (2010), first shown at the 2011 Venice Biennale. The film connects the history of tartan with the Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons and the artist Ellsworth Kelly. Relph’s interest in the material and social effects of objects is further explored through a new series of Steinway piano templates.
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