Visual Adventures from the Urban Jungle, @magiccitylife is the world’s largest touring exhibition showcasing this art form.
It's political, lyrical, biting, critical and always entertaining. More than 250,000 visitors came to see the world premiere in the German cities of
and creating art were everything for me around late '90s to mid '00s. Met young American artists @faileart @bastny and it became like family crew. I enjoyed wheat pasting and stencilng, spreading bunch of images and names on the streets and keep documenting the actions and reactions, observing environments. Same time I was finishing art master degree at @thenewschool Media Studies. It was just before internet globalization and digital technology era. I believed that
This is baby AIKO in '70s. I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, right in the middle of concrete jungle. My grandparents were survivors of the World War Ⅱ. When Tokyo was completely bombed and burned out, they hustled really hard to feed family. My father and uncle are quite artistic and eccentric, unlikely typical Japanese business men. They were out for venture to overseas all time and sometimes they took me to strange countries, so I grew up naturally as a girl who is interested in traveling and working on art, curious for different world. (continues to next post for