Hiroki Tsukuda’s Graphic Images Include Traditional Japanese Arts

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 21, 2015
References: nug.jp & hifructose
When studying Hiroki Tsukuda's graphic illustrations, it is often difficult to decipher what exactly the drawings mean. The simple black and white color palette is contrasted by highly detailed and visually confusing imagery.

Tsukuda has been working on his collection 'Colla Max,' which will show at Warhus Rittershaus Gallery in Germany. Much of Tsukuda's inspiration comes from re-imagining what the future will look like, especially for rapidly growing cities like Tokyo, his hometown. Unlike other neo-futurism artists however, Tsukuda's work often teeters between old and new. Tsukuda sometimes wonders whether what he is drawing is something seen in the past, or thought of in his head. Throughout his complex work, pop cultural symbols and messages are intertwined with calligraphy, forming images with new meanings.