Giant Robot is proud to present Haunts, a two person exhibition featuring the work of John Pham and Rob Sato.
John Pham shows extensively with Giant Robot 2 and is currently working in the animation industry. An avid Street Fighter player, Pham is a video game enthusiast and has published numerous narrative comic stories.
Rob Sato’s watercolor works can be absurd but are quickly settling into a more subtle and abstract direction. Sato is known for his detailed watercolor works that take extensive research and time. His works will be exhibited at the Japanese American National Museum exhibition: Giant Robot Biennale 3. >>
The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection.
Following two previous successful exhibitions at the National Museum, the Biennale continues to push the envelope with a creative, fresh, and uniquely interactive experience. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to Giant Robot. Each artist brings their original style, from whimsical wall paintings and creatures in clay worlds, to a life-size “haunted” maze especially built for this Biennale.
Using Uglydoll creator David Horvath figures, Nakamura curated Project Remix, a custom vinyl show with over 80 artists from seven countries—including the rare combination of both established customizers and fine artists. Special additions to the exhibition include an original piece from Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie as well as arcade machines running Jeni Yang and Beau Blyth’s new indie video game, Catburger. >>
South Koreans want the world to know about Dokdo, aka Takeshima, aka Liancourt Rocks. Korean soccer player, Park Jong Woo scored the biggest audience so far for the Dokdo debate when Korea beat Japan for the Olympic bronze, but lost his chance to be a part of the medal ceremony. He may not get the medal awarded at all, but he does get out of having to do compulsory military service. Before Park held up his handmade sign on the world stage, Koreans in London were handing out flyers about Dokdo to the international tourists around the city. >>
I still recall driving down with Seam for their gig with 3MP at the World Beat Center in 1993 and being mesmerized by the lack of guitar and unorthodox drumming: one bare foot on the stool and the other lazily and perfectly handling the kickdrum. The band is a more traditional four-piece now but still has that seemingly sloppy yet perfectly hypnotic and stripped-down quality that struck me way back then. >>