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Giant Robot Interview: Artist Martin Hsu

  Martin Hsu is friendly with an effervescent positive energy. It’s easy to just write something like that, but when you first meet him and see his eyes get genuinely wide, you’ll know it’s all true. Originally from Taiwan, Hsu lived in Southern California and went to school in Orange County. He’s nearly a 100% LA native, but his recent move to San Francisco provides a new energy into his art work. A slight hike from the Mission District, he lives in the Castro area in a Victorian home. An impromptu visit yielded a charming house, great artwork everywhere (no, not all by him), and many “cool things”. He made me some tea and showed me his studio area where...

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GR2 10/15 – 11/16, 2011 Undercurrents – Martin Hsu and Lawrence Yang

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Exhibition at GR2 Undercurrents New Artwork by Martin Hsu and Lawrence Yang October 15 – November 16, 2011 Opening reception Saturday October 15, 6:30-10pm GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276 Currents are the source of life and death. What lies beneath the surface is unseen and often forgotten, but it’s also where much light and magic can be found. This series of paintings explores the color, vibrancy, and luminosity of the deep. Angelic creatures serve as messengers of life. They examine undiscovered feelings hidden away from the obvious by bringing light to the darkest places. There’s much beauty in the dark and life is brighter than we think. Martin Hsu...

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Martin Hsu – Miyazaki Fan Club President

Featured on Google as the unofficial Hayao Miyazaki fan club president?! Martin Hsu… the title, the man, the artist, our friend. No, he’s not really a president just yet, but this is great to see. His art is already something you should know about, but the rest? Google dug him out and pushed him forward. Now a bay area resident, Martin Hsu is no stranger to fun things. We caught up with him at the Little Tokyo Design Week capsule below, and witnessed him doing some crazy Step during the DJ set. He’ll be showing at GR2 quite soon, October! Read more about Martin Hsu at (Google Geek Out – Martin Hsu)

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Little Tokyo Design Week Photos Day 3

Giant Robot at Little Tokyo Design Week. I’m a bit behind on the LTDW posts. There’ll be one more post up soon. These photos are from Friday which was slow in our area. It was packed at the JACCC which was screening Totoro and featured another 10 containers, an alcohol area, and a swarm of people. The evening led to nice photos.   Little Bony for you. The little dude fit perfectly in the container as if he were a product.   Martin Hsu who now lives in SF. He’ll be showing at Giant Robot 2 later this year.  

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