One Summer’s Day: New Works from Japanese Street Artists
Why We Recommend it
Pop-up exhibition One Summer’s Day showcases new works from leading Japanese graffiti artists Snipe1 and Diego that reflect on the social impact of the pandemic.
Japanese graffiti artists Snipe1 and Diego are two of the most prominent figures in Japan’s graffiti scene. Snipe1, in particular, is a pioneer among Japanese graffiti artists and has been active ever since the scene’s beginnings. Their works are being showcased in a one-week pop-up show, One Summer’s Day, at Lucie Chang Fine Arts.
Snipe1’s art is heavily rooted in street culture, with a unique, edgy style. One of his works imagines Covid-19 as an evil scheme that originated from artificial intelligence. For his part, Diego celebrates unwanted objects in society through his “manga-abstract” style of art. One of Diego’s works on display is entitled “Social Distance,” a witty piece that depicts cartoon graffiti characters practicing social distancing.