GR2: Katsuya Terada - Works and Sketches Dec 19th


Giant Robot 2 Gallery is proud to present Works & Sketches, an exhibition by Katsuya Terada.
 
Following up on his previous two exhibitions, Hot Pot Girls I and Return of Hot Pot Girls, his latest exhibition will explore past his boundaries of his previous exhibitions and will include collage, original pieces, and past illustration and comic work. The exhibition will be a mix of his present and recent past and will be a strong mix of genres.  
Please join us at the opening reception with the artist on Saturday, December 19th
Works & Sketches
An Exhibition by Katsuya Terada
December 19, 2015 - January 13, 2016
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, December 19, 2015, 6:30-10:00 PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
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About Katsuya Terada (from Wikipedia but it'll give you an idea of his greatness)
Katsuya Terada is probably best known in the United States as the character-designer for the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire. He has also done work related to American comics, such as Iron Man and Hellboy (one of his illustrations was used for an official statuette of Hellboy). He also made additional contributions to old issues of Nintendo Power, including a special edition Strategy Guide for Dragon Warrior and "Zelda" artwork. In Japan, he has done the promotional illustrations for Detective Saburo Jinguji mystery-adventure video game series.

He was in charge of the book cover and illustrations for the Kimaira series written by Baku Yumemakura, and was in charge of cover design and illustrations for Garouden, Shin Majugari, and Yamigarishi as well.

Terada has defined himself as a "rakugaki" artist, more of a philosophy than a style of drawing, in which one draws a little everywhere, all the time, without thinking too much, on notebooks etc. He is a very prolific artist; one of his collections of sketches numbers more than 1000 pages, appropriately called Rakuga King.

He has done very little group-drawn work (an exception being the manga Saiyukiden Daienou (Monkey King)), his principal activities being illustration and character design.

His use of CG tools is integrated very well in his illustrations, giving his work a vivid and rich appearance. He has admitted various influences on his work, particularly European ones, like Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and the magazine Métal Hurlant which he has said gave him a taste for strong women who are slightly stripped.
       
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