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Tokio Aoyama @ Hoxton Gallery

Back by popular demand, The LooP will be Japanese born painter Tokio Aoyama’s second solo art exhibit in the capital in as many years. Featuring exclusive paintings from his 2013 Dogū art series and yet to be released publication project with Grammy award winning music producer Shafiq Husayn.

Where?

Hoxton Gallery at the Arch,
9 Kingsland Road
London
E2 8AA

When?
Private view Thursday 1st August 6pm – 9pm /
Exhibition open dail
y 12pm to 6pm /
Live Paint Show and Seminar – Thursday 8th August – 6pm to 9pm /
Exhibition Closing Party
– Sunday 11th August – 6pm to 9pm

FREE ENTRY

Contact Darren for more information, bookings and interviews.

e. gallery@cre8lifestyle.org.uk / m. 07506 481 509

Back by popular demand, The LooP will be Japanese born painter Tokio Aoyama’s second solo art exhibit in the capital in as many years. Featuring exclusive paintings from his 2013 Dogū art series and yet to be released publication project with Grammy award winning music producer Shafiq Husayn.
Inspired by painters such as Salvador Dali, Mati Klarwein, Basquiat, and Frida Kahlo, Tokio also channels through his art the essences of nature, peace and love embodied by musicians such as Bob Marley, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Stevie Wonder and Doug Carn.

His LooP exhibit will pull you into a magical realm of birth, life, death, transformation and reincarnation. Infused with ancient Japanese mythology, tradition, and shamanistic rites. Tokio tastefully creates acrylic realities where ancient astronauts in alien spacesuits dance to the sounds of modern millennium musicians.

Tokio left his mark on the capital before leaving in 2012 with an eye catching mural outside the popular Passing Clouds venue in Dalston. The much talked about piece featured the heads of music icons Bob Marley and Nina Simone being held aloft by    a music deity located in a far away cosmic world.

His work has since been featured in the Tate Modern. The artwork was commissioned by London griot Akala for his newly released album Thieves Banquet. Not only has the man from Japan known as Tokes made strong ties in Europe, you could also find him networking in LA while hanging out with the likes of Snoop Lion and George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic family.

Tokio’s art is his soul and the philosophy of his life. This not to missed exhibition sees him mixing myth, music and the meditative states of consciousness he is inspired by into a palette of soulful visionary art.

“While his vibrant otherworldly art is indebted to both psychedelia and surrealism, it also reaches much further back to the ancient spiritual arts of the East.”

Andy Thomas – Dazed Digital

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