2015 / LA Art Show to exhibit Japanese pop arts: Japanese artist to be in person, Jan. 14 -18

Akira Ohmori Piling Up the Sky

Akira Ohmori “Piling Up the Sky” 90 cm x 90 cm, acrylic on paper. (Courtesy of Watanabe Fine Art in Osaka)

The largest grouping of from Japan outside of Asia will be showcasing Japanese pop surrealism and manga art at the upcoming LA Art Show, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from January 14 – 18.

Featured galleries include: Taimei Gallery, Mizoe Art Gallery, Gallery Kitai, Niche Gallery, Kinosho Kikaku, Silver Shell, and the Tolman Collection, all from Tokyo; as well as Watanabe Fine Art and Tachibana Gallery from Osaka.

On Friday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m., the LA Art Show will present a panel discussion on Japanese Art. Moderated by Matt Kennedy, the panel discussion will feature four Japanese artists that are being showcased among the nine Japanese galleries exhibited at the LA Art Show.

Panelists include artists Tamie Okuyama (Mizoe Art Gallery), Toshimitsu Ito (Tachibana Gallery), Akira Omori (Watanabe Fine Art), and Maiko Kitagawa (Taimei Gallery).

They will focus on contemporary Japanese art and their own influences.

Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints of Los Angeles returns to the 2015 LA Art Show to exhibit Japanese woodblock prints. (Booth 343 at Works on Paper Secetion)

The LA Art Show takes place from Jan. 14 – 18 concurrently with the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall. www.laartshow.com  One day ticket for $20.

January 15 – 18 / Thurs -Sat 11 am – 7 pm / Sun 11 am – 5 pm / Opening Night Premiere Party, January 14