The New York Japan Society's "Edo Pop" exhibition pays homage to traditional Japanese woodblock prints dating back to the 17th century, through a display of contemporary works influenced by the genre. Featuring re-created versions of ukiyo-e woodblock prints from renowned masters like Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige, the show includes mural paintings by prominent New York-based Japanese artists Tomokazu Matsuyama and Aiko.
Aiko's stencil work presents Hokusai's Thirty-six Views of Mount Fiji in a modern day style, characteristic of her own but still drawing from the original painting. The exhibition makes viewers realize the roots of certain influences commonly seen in street and contemporary art styles today, with their origins in works created over 400 years ago. Overall, the displayed works reveal a fusion of Eastern and Western perspectives throughout a long history of mutual influence. "Edo Pop" will be on display until Sunday June 9.
[via Arrested Motion]