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Giant Robot at Designer Con Day 2 - Tons of Creators and Artist Friends

I see Jerome Lu a few times a year and he's a fan of all sorts. I tried to mimic his face and it took some effort. He has pointy eyebrows and a new born child waiting for him at home. I found out he drove back right after DesignerCon ended to make it home.  Although I saw many more than the folks I photographed in the two days, I saw that so many more showed up and I didn't see them. I wish I did.  Jacky Jiang will have a solo exhibition at GR2 in february. This dude is talented. He's autokite on Instagram.   Hellen Jo stopped by. She's the best. See her at GR2 soon, but also maybe...

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Artist Interview: Edwin Ushiro - Capturing What Still Glimmers

  Jenn Bequio / GR: What is the inspiration behind this show, “Capturing What Still Glimmers”? EU: Is there a specific moment or memory tied to the origins of this show? Well, I'm getting married this year and it seems like a moment in time where everything may change from here on. So it jump-started my thoughts on moments in the lives of others and my life where they or I made a decision or had a decision made for us that created a life changing direction. GR: How has your upbringing influenced the setting of your works? EU: My Dad is from Maui. My Mom is from Japan. So, as a result I had influences from both sides. I have a...

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Shawn Cheng Artist Interview

Shawn Cheng is part of Superunnatural, an exhibition at GR2. I've worked with Shawn for numerous years however, we only met once as part of the Worcester Art Museum exhibition, Samurai! which took place in 2015. Residing in New York, Shawn Cheng is known for his indie comic work often with deluxe silkscreen printed covers to his complicated works often depicting Japanese folk and mythical monsters, yokai. I interviewed Shawn Cheng via email and this short e-conversation was long overdue.  Giant Robot: Once and for all, can you explain your process? I’ve heard it from you a few times now, and in the end, I need to have it one more time. Shawn Cheng: Yeah, so this is the technique...

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Thrash Lab X Giant Robot Profiles Video : Edwin Ushiro

[youtube]YPw1RwjmyZQ[/youtube]   It was fun shooting Edwin Ushiro who is equally entertaining. His interview reveals that his recent work is about small regrets from his past. From Elementary, middle and high school in Hawaii. He makes it perfect in his art. The interview took place at his home studio in Culver City. Thanks to Thrash Lab for this fourth video of the six. Thanks to Goh Nakamura for the music, Anthony Batt for the vision, Ashton Kutcher for the channel and tripod, Thrash Lab staff for the Post, Tony Sugano for the extra hand and Edwin for the interview.  

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