Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ryu Itadani "Flowers In The Window"

Go ahead and just add Ryu Itadani into your notebook of all things cool. Like, now. If you're lucky enough to have seen his work in person, you can probably understand my urgency. Hell, even if you haven't seen it in person, you can't deny how amazing his work would look on any wall. The Japanese artist has recently generated a strong community of followers, and I'll happily admit to recently becoming a disciple as well. There's just something so unexplainably appealing about his work. Maybe it's the hand-drawn perspectives that somehow (if not magically) take the neon urgency out of the city. I mean, how cool would it be to live in one of these images, parading on crooked streets, standing on the infinite abyss of an intersection, and staring out warped windows as the dots of cars scroll by.