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Wicked Samurai Skateboarders (12 total) - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon

Wicked Samurai Skateboarders (12 total) - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon
Inspired by a recent trip to Kyoto, Japan, San Francisco based painter Ferris Plock decided to cleverly mashup samurais and skateboarders in his new series, Rest for the Wicked. This new collection embodies the artist's trademark character-based works along with a Ukiyo-e inspired sensibility. Ukiyo-e, or Japanese woodblock prints, is one of the most universally known of all Japanese arts. Produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries, ukiyo-e translates to "floating world" in English and often featured images of a world of transient pleasures and freedom, like in theatre, pleasure quarters and travel. Fock used a variety of media such as acrylic, gouache, gold leaf, and spray paint on wood panel to create his art. You can listen to him describe this new set, here, or see the paintings now till September 4, 2010 in San Francisco at The Shooting Gallery. The Shooting Gallery

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