Born in Fukushima Japan, Usugrow has been a long time favorite of mine for quite awhile, best known for his fluid letterform and affinity for rendering skulls. Although I wont be able to personally see his new work, if you happen to be in London on July 23rd, you should check out Stolenspace Gallery for the group show “Shinganist” which include new works by Usugrow along with four other Japanese artists.
“Usugrow, Mozyskey, Toshikazu Nozaka, Bene and Jun Kaneko will be taking over the walls of the gallery with stunning new works on canvas, paper, wood and felt. The artists straddle the fine line of street art, skate and tattoo culture, while simultaneously drawing inspiration from centuries of traditional Japanese imagery.
The show coincides with the release of the book ‘Shinganist’ published by Shingan Art Publishing inc. with Usugrow and his fellow artists from Japan coming to StolenSpace on their world tour.”