Today I'm going to discuss an artist I've recently found out about.
I'm not sure what this particular piece is titled, but it's done by Takashi Murakami a contemporary artist. Murakami is Japanese and works in New York and Tokyo. He's one of a few artists that makes art for galleries and knick knacks. I haven't really known about him long but I've slightly become obsessed.
I love his use of bright color balanced out with dark and muted colors. I especially love that he mixes such bright and happy colors with dark and sometimes morbid subjects. His own style mimics Japanese style cartoons and comic books and I've always been drawn to that kind of art.
While he has yet to influence how I design anything, which I'm sure at one point he will, I love how he mixes something that can pass as kind of childish and appealing but have a deeper meaning if you look for it. I'm not sure what else to say that the art can't show for itself.
Bright, intriguing, and overall entertaining to look at.
He's also really popular for designing Louis Vuitton bags that sold out before they were even released. While I'm not as into bags, or accessories for that matter, I understand how popular they can be if they're brand names. His bright colors appealed to people so much that they had waiting list for the bags stretching for a couple of years.
I encourage for anyone not familiar with Takashi Murakami to google search him and check his art out. Maybe even buy something of his if you've got the money. All I can say is that his bigger art pieces really spoke to me.