Monday, February 29, 2016

Taku Obata's wooden sculptures celebrate b-boy subculture

Taku Obata is a Japanese artist who produces impressive life size sculptures that pay homage to the breakdancing subculture. Using traditional Japanese wood carving techniques, the Saitama-born sculptor creates b-boys clad in neon sweatsuits and exaggerated hats and glasses posing in various breakdancing stances. Taku has showcased his art all across Japan – including a solo exhibition at the Nakamura Keith Haring Museum in 2012 and the Jonathan Levine Gallery in 2014. He is probably right now in his lair, creating some new b-boys for yet another epic street dance battle.

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