GR2@15YEARS - Celebrating 15 Years of Giant Robot @ GR2 (Aug 4-15, 2018)
PRESS: "GR2 is now 15 years old. The project started as a huge question mark. Could we survive by selling art? We weren't sure, but we did see talent all around us. Looking back from our humble start in 2003, it's easy to say that's this has been a great ride, but being able to serve artists and art fans is even greater. We hope to continue our ride and help build new art fans and artists around the world."
Launching August 4th @ GR2 (2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA CA 90025) is "GR2@15YEARS" - some artwork previews below. Exhibits thru August 15th, 2018.
Unlike the many artists featured here, I personally may not have been featured in the pages of the Giant Robot magazine (I've had my moments :p), but have had the opportunity to devour a few issues from back in the day (thanks Basheers & comicbook shops), and while it's unfortunate the print edition no longer exists, my fond memories (and back issues) remain cherished :) Happy Birthday, Giant Robot!
"Giant Robot was a bi-monthly magazine of Asian and Asian American popular culture founded in Southern California in 1994." (Wiki)
“ANIME DIED FOR SOMEONE’S SINS, BUT NOT MINE.” This is the title of this new AstroBoy painting for the GIANT ROBOT 15th Anniversary exhibition. #astroboy @giantrobot @giantrobotstore #giantrobot #garybaseman #baseman #toby #tobyovesyou See you tonight on the early side! The opening tonight is from 6:30-10p.
Detail of a new piece for @giantrobot’s 15-year anniversary group show opening next week 💕 . I was working as a toy designer when GR2 opened in 2003 - I used to walk down to Sawtelle Japantown during lunch and check out their books and admire their early shows (I remember @dethpsun and @davidchoe shows). It’s such a huge honor to be on their 15th anniversary group show roster among amazing artists! Thank you, Eric 🙏🏼 . #wip #drawing #partsofdrawings #GR2
Congrats @giantrobot on your 15 years anniversary!!!!! This golden piece for the anniversary show is my favorite Giant Robot, ‘Maguma Taishi’ wih GR logo.( pretty much Sofubi face tho). Will be on view from this Saturday, Aug 4th! . . As a huge fan of Giant Robot magazine, being an artist featured in the magazine was one of my goal when I was still in school. Now the magazine is gone sadly just as other paper magazines were. The founder Eric Nakamura however is still there with his own legacy at GR store/gallery in Sawtelle, LA. About 2years ago, finally I made it and was dyyyying by happiness of meeting my Rockstar, Eric. Also having a show at GR totally blasted my heart!!! I love you @giantrobot!!! You are my soul hometown!!! Giant Robot Forever 💕 . . #stickymonger #giantrobot #magumataishi
Participating artists include: Ako Castuera, Robert Sato, Darren and Trish Inouye, Theo Ellsworth, Dehara Yukinori, KAMI Hitotzuki, Jeni Yang, Huntz Liu, Sean Chao, Shizu Saldamando, Stickymonger, Mari Inukai, Godeleine de Rosamel, Geoff McFetridge, Seonna Hong, Yusei Abe, Jen Tong, Yoskay Yamamoto, Susie Ghahremani, Stella Im Hultberg, Gary Baseman, Mark Todd, Esther Park Watson, Nikki McClure, Linnea Strid, Mark Nagata, Ed Trask, Matt Furie, Albert Reyes, Luke Chueh, Deth P Sun, kozyndan, Shawn Cheng, Nathan Ota, Maggie Chiang, Andrew Hem and Flat Bonnie, more!