Honoured to collaborate with @pipinghotfuture 🌊 on their new limited artist collection made exclusively from sustainable materials out now in Japan and Asia on @zozotown
“Introducing CHRIS YEE x PIPING HOT” We invited Australian artist Chris Yee to join us in the fight for clean oceans. The resulting illustrations show his affinity with ocean life and a deep connection with the unseen world below. “Our very survival and way of life is dependent on the living, breathing ocean and it’s lifeforms we often don’t interact with day to day. I want to give back by reducing my personal footprint. With this collection I wanted to showcase my inspirations from this hidden precious world and highlight the beautiful creatures below.” – Chris Yee
#PipingHotCollab では、私たちのミッションを広げるためにコラボした、アーティストやブランドを紹介していきます。 – CHRIS YEE ( @yeetheeast ) × PIPING HOT - オーストラリアのアーティスト、Chris Yee と「美しい海を守る」ミッションのもと、コラボレーションをしました。イラストからは彼の海を愛する気持ちと、海底に住む生き物たちへの深い繋がりや共感が伝わってきます。 ” 私たちの生命、ライフスタイルは海ー呼吸するように生きている海ーに依存しています。普段はそれには気づかないかもしれません。このコレクションで、海という普段は意識することのない資源から享受しているインスピレーションを表現して、海底に隠れる美しい生き物たちを描きたかったんです。”
Why Kaiju? We both mutually thought it was something cool that hasn’t really been done in Sydney especially from a full illustrated standpoint. We both share common love and influence from that side of the East, so stepping out as a collaborative force we thought it would be the perfect fit.
From the onset while planning the gallery with Gerald, we knew we wanted to go big, loud and colourful. Gerald’s art before this point was all precise and detailed black and white ink work so it was a big jump out of his comfort zone to go into large scale canvas colour.
Check out his works over at his fb page.
Kaiju themselves aren’t really bad nor good. As opposed to Western monsters they are strictly born to fight and most of the time born to lose. They come in wacky shapes, sizes, colours from menacing to just plain goofy. The creative freedom is pretty much limitless.
With my Kaiju I wanted to draw influence from the “boss” monsters. The guys that would typically fight at the end of a long battle. I knew Gerald was going to infuse a more classic Kaiju look as well as act as an extension of his “Rhombians” so I wanted to go a bit left field by playing with pattern and other cultural influences.
120 x 90cm
90 x 120cm
90 x 120cm
‘Nigo Owes me a Hundred Favours’
90 x 120cm
Big Thanks to everyone who came: friends old, young, new, hairy, kaiju extremists etc! Gerald & I had a ball and I hope you guys enjoyed the work as much as we enjoyed making it. A special thanks goes out to Qwux, Chris, Sarah and Phyllis for helping us bump in and get everything ready. Here are some shots from the night taken by Qwux and Lisa.
A more comprehensive write up can be found on the Rah Collective website.
Ive changed my socks like 20 times this week and its only Wednesday, what’s going on with this weather? On the positive side being washed in at home forces you to do more work.
more kaiju, more eyes
So I saw Prometheus and left confused. I mean the graphics and design were second to none and there was enough meat there to geek out on, but alot of open ended questions and pointless characters. Good to see big budget Geiger stuff on screen once again though especially the full space jockey armour. Magneto killed it as usual.
On a similar note be sure to check out Sunshine if you haven’t seen it already. A personal favourite from a few years back, it is also a good example of a modern sci-fi done right (the first half at least) and I think many slept on it.
Its been nearly a year since we went and I still feel I havent done the great trip justice in terms of making something “creative” out of it. I did a few sketches of people and places earlier this year but still feel I need to do more. Maybe even go back and mess with a more tradtional style like I used to.
Anyways I saw these videos recently and they really took me back
A POV through Tokyo and its districts – Harajuku, Shibuya etc. complete with cheesy Jap semi-dance song. So go ahead and zone out to the pretty lightsss
This band is super light and happy. We first discovered them while trolling through an Arcade playing this new dance game. Their song was bumping and instantly got stuck in our memory banks, ask Ant he’ll tell you!