81BASTARDS

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81BASTARDS は1981 年生まれを中心とした絵描き7名(日本5 名、LA1 名、メルボルン1 名)、写真家1 名、映像作家1 名、DJ1名で構成されるアーティストコレクティブ。2014 年昨今のライブペイントの在り方に疑問を感じ結成。『Stick to your Guns!』恐れるな戦え!というコンセプトのもと新しい事へのチャレンジを軸に活動。自分達が楽しむ事を重要視し、各々が個人での作家活動とは別にチームとしての作風の変化、完成度を求め都度化学反応を起こす。これまでに企業とのコラボレーションや作品の提供、壁画、ライブペイントといったパフォーマンス活動を行う事にプラスし写真家、映像作家、DJ というメンバーが属する特性を活かし、絵画、写真、映像、音楽すべてを『81BASTARDS』のプロジェクトとしてパッケージし発表している事にも定評がある。

81BASTARDS is an artist collective composed of 7 painters (5 of them are from Japan, 1 from LA and 1 from Melbourne), a photographer, a filmmaker and a DJ.
The members are all born around the year of 1981. Having doubts about the way live painting should be, the collective was formed in 2014. Under the slogan of “Stick to you Guns!”, they are determined to challenge existing ideas. As focusing on things they can enjoy, their aim is to bring about chemical reactions between each members to perfect the style as a team. The collective has already established a reputation for their artworks, murals, live paintings, and projects collaborating with corporations. And addition to these performances, they are highly recognized for projects leveraging the ability of photographer, filmmaker and DJ. These 81BASTARDS’s artworks consist of paintings, photography, films and music.

81BASTARDS

MEMBERS

MHAK as Masahiro Akutagawa

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1981年會津若松生まれ。ペインター。デザイナーズ家具や内装空間に多大な影響を受けた事から絵画をインテリアの一部として捉え”生活空間との共存”をテーマに内装壁画をメインとした制作活動を行う。空間と絵画を共存させる事は絵画そのものを雰囲気として認識させる必要性があると考え、抽象表現にこだわったスタイルを追求、曲線で構築し反復する独特な作風で個人邸やホテルなど数々の内装壁画を手掛ける。現在までにアメリカ(ニューヨーク、ロサンゼルス、ポートランド)、アルゼンチン(ブエノスアイレス)、オーストラリア(メルボルン、シドニー)、イタリア(ミラノ)で作品を発表。また東日本大震災を期に故郷である會津地方でのアート活動も勢力的に行っている。故郷の伝統工芸や観光地とのコラボレーション、アーティストコレクティブ『81BASTARDS』の一員などその活動は多岐に渡る。

MHAK was born in Aizu Wakamatsu city, Fukushima. Highly inspired by designer furniture and interiors, he has mainly been working on mural painting inside the buildings.
He considers painting as a part of interior and the theme for his artwork is to coexist with living environment. He had worked on many hotels and private houses utilizing his distinctive style of curve lines and repetitions. Believing his paintings have to be recognized as an atmosphere rather than an object, MHAK sticks to abstractness.
He has showcased his work in the US (NYC, LA and Portland), Argentine (Buenos Aires), Australia (Melbourne, Sidney) and Italy (Milano). Since the April 2011 Fukushima earthquake had occurred, he’s been conducting many art events in his hometown, collaborating with their traditional crafts and tourist spots.
He is also active as a member of 81 BASTARDS.

YOSHI47

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1981年岐阜県生まれ、愛知県育ち。16歳の時にBREAKINGを始め、そしてGRAFFITIを始める。20歳の時にアメリカ、カリフォルニアに渡り、アートというものに出会う。アメリカの色々な州にてライブペイント、個展、アートイベントなどにて活躍し、その後サンフランシスコにてバイクメッセンジャーとなり、そのコミュニティーの中にて生きるための本当の意味を見いだし、その後に日本に帰国、東京にてメッセンジャーとなる。現在はメッセンジャーをやめ、絵を描く毎日をすごしつつ、日本、アメリカ、フランス、中国、東南アジアなどにてグループ展に参加したり、個展をしたり、壁画、そして81BASTARDSの一員として新しい考え方のライブペイントなどを追求している。基本は旅をして色々な物事を観るという価値観を大切にするために定住は全くしていない。日本各地を転々としながら、今は次なる場所を探し求めている途中である。

YOSHI47 was born in Gifu prefecture and rased in Aichi. He began breakdancing when he was 16, then met graffiti. At age of 20, he moved to California to study art. He has participated in various art events, live paintings
and exhibitions in the US. Then he decided to become a bike messenger in San Francisco, recognized the true meaning of living in a community. He worked as a bike messenger in Tokyo after coming back to Japan, but now he spends his time as a painter. He had participated in art events and held his solo exhibitions in Japan, US, France, China, and countries in Southeast Asia. He seeks out a new form of live painting as a member of 81BASTARDS.
He prefers not to settle in one place because he values the importance of traveling around Japan in order to see and experience different things. Even he doesn’t knows where he goes next.

井上純

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日本特有の繊細な精神性をアブストラクトな線で描き、独特な「間」を作品の中に生み出し、モダンなセンスと伝統的なスピリッツが混ざり合うように、絶妙な感覚が見る者の意識を刺激する。 スタイルが常に変化していく自身の表現は、平面から立ち上がり、ファッションやディスプレイデザイン等、様々な分野との融合が見受けられる。2013年より『81BASTARDS』の一員としても活動している。

He paints his abstract line with a spirit of subtleness, characterizing being a Japanese.
His style creates distinctive space in his artwork, and with a touch of modern taste and traditional spirit mixed together in a fine balance, it stimulates the conscious of audience. His ever-changing expression has been put out on 2D and become materialized and integrated in fashion, street displays and more.
He is also a member of 81BASTARDS.

SAND GRAPHICS

Naoki``SAND``Yamamoto

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1979年生まれ、東京在住。フリーデザイナーとしてグラフィックデザインをベースに活動。そのプロダクトやアパレルデザイン、ショップウィンドウ等、場所と手法を選ばすに表現を楽しむ。グラフィックレーベル「SAYHELLO」の他、ペインターとしてもペインティング集団「81BASTARDS」に参加。独自の視点で全ての物をPOPに切り取る。

Naoki was born in Tokyo, in 1979. As a freelance designer, he mainly does graphic designs. He enjoys his expressions in product designs, apparel, producing shop windows, and more. He owns a graphic label “SAYHELLO”. He is a painter of an artist collective 81BASTARDS. His ability to convert everything into pop art is unlike to any other.

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東京在住。文身師、画家、81BASTARDS。1999年より文身師として活動を始め日本伝統刺青を学ぶ一方、ペインター、デザイナーとの交流を通じ独自のスタイルを融合させる。2010年からオーストラリアのTATTOO SHOPにも所属し、それをきっかけに、アジア、ヨーロッパ、その他多くの国外のコンベンションにも活動的に参加。作家活動にも意欲的に取り組み、近年はグループショー、個展等も行う。

OT is a Tokyo-based Bunshinshi, and painter. He is also a member of 81BASTARDS.
He started his career as a Bunshinshi (a craftsan of hand-carved traditional Japanese tattoos) in 1999, and as he masters his skill in Japanese traditional tattoos, he has been integrating with various painters and designers to create his own style.
Since 2010, he has been a member of tattoo shop in Australia and participated in various conventions in abroad. He has been active as a painter and showcased his artwork at the group exhibitions. He plans to have his solo exhibition in the near future.

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