Konatsu

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Artist Konatsu brushes upon both the past and present of Japanese art. Creatures rendered in marshmallowly forms prance around in folkloric landscapes of spidery trees and peep outside of thatched houses.  Each print is brought to life against a backdrop of scroll-esque delicacy.

I discovered Konatsu’s work at a mind-spinning store in Shinjuku called Pop Space (be forewarned-it’s not the easiest site to navigate). I happily picked up several postcards of her art from amongst a twirling rack of design cacophony. Pop Space also has a large scale mural done by Konatsu which depicts dinosaur disguised creatures that seemed to be plucked from prehistoric times and curiously lost in an Edo period of cuteness.

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Written by corvusblue

July 1, 2010 at 9:11 am

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  1. Hi Meghan,

    There pieces are so sweet. Really delightful. Thanks for introducing us to Konatsu! Yes, an interesting blend of old and new; a bit of early Disney plus traditional Japanese art. Nice color, too.

    John

    July 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

  2. Hello gorgeous! Hope all going wonderfully well in your world – miss chatting with you. Love this post. When are you going to post about your latest news??? xx

    Tania McCartney

    July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

  3. Thanks, John!!! Tania-Hi you! I love your new website design! Yes, we must catch up soon! How is your lovely world?

    rubywinkle

    July 23, 2010 at 6:29 am


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