OIC has been very privileged to be given the opportunity to work with Animax + Japan Creative Centre + Fourskin. Thanks to Animax’s Tracy and her team!
Manga & Anime! Japan
A journey from the history to modern day inspirations
Date: 16 Oct 2010 – 12 Nov 2010
Venue: Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
Animax collaborates with the OICsingapore to create anime-inspired illustrations based on Animax’s top shows. From all-time favorites like InuYasha & Fullmetal Alchemist to new hits like Fairy Tail, the creative and artistic interpretation of these anime shows by 8 illustrators are displayed at Japan Creative Centre as part of the Manga & Anime! Japan – A journey from the history to modern day inspirations exhibition.
Visitors can vote for their favorite illustrations and post their comments on animaxtv.com for the duration of the exhibition. Enter a unique code provided by Japan Creative Centre to stand a chance to win an air ticket to Japan.
Animax will also launch t-shirts based on these 8 illustrations for sale from November, exclusively at Fourskin Singapore and Malaysia.
Stay tuned to Animax for details.
Below are a small portion of the A0 size illustrations that will be exhibited.
Anngee/ AG vs Nodame Cantabile
AG majored in illustration for her Visual Communications diploma and is now in Melbourne doing her BFA in Drawing. She finds inspiration from life, and is always trying to run a commentary of the world with her surreal, quirky drawings. Beside pursuing drawing, illustration and painting murals, AG keeps herself busy experimenting with film and art objects.
A big fan of Tomoko Ninomiya’s Nodame Cantabile, Anngee pays her homage by capturing the fun and quirkiness of the characters from the original manga and anime, as well as injecting the love and passion they have for playing music into her interpretation.
Zid vs Bleach
Zid is a multi-disciplinary artist trained in the fine arts. He majored in painting and is currently delving into comic art and illustrations. His body of work converges two opposing ideas together to complement one another, such as traditional versus contemporary, analog emulating digital, as well as old beliefs and new ideas to express how he feels his generation is about: conflict of chaos and order.
His entry based on protagonist Kurosaki Ichigo and the ‘Hollow’ counterpart that exists in him in anime and manga series Bleach embodies his viewpoint. Composed to resemble the King and Queen designs on poker cards, the work is as interesting as the opposing but interdependent yin-yang elements. When the Shinigami is in his human form, the Hollow form is the inverted antithesis and the reverse occurs as the Hollow form takes over. The style applied is a combination of traditional brush strokes from Eastern wall scrolls and raw collage technique found during the pop art era. The overall raw look is an inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg’s transfer drawing.
More previews coming over next few days….. don’t miss the show!!