Gajin Fujita

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Gajin Fujita (ガジン・フジタ?, born 1972) is a graffiti artist from East Los Angeles. He is a member of LA graffiti crews K2S (Kill 2 Succeed) and KGB (Kids Gone Bad).

Background and education[edit]

He was born in 1972 to Japanese parents. Fujita holds an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design.[1]

Career[edit]

Fujita's work has been widely exhibited at galleries and museums such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City), L.A. Louver Gallery and several international venues in Switzerland, Greece, and Belgium.

Style[edit]

Fujita blends Eastern techniques (anime, partitioned screens, ukiyo-e), and elements (geishas, warriors, demons), with Western, urban imagery (Latino graffiti, U.S. pop culture imagery) in a way that is stunning and vibrant, yet harmonious.[2] His works embody the cultural and class contradictions that are an integral part of urban Los Angeles.[1]

In 2005 he exhibited with Pablo Vargas-Lugo at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.[3] In 2012, five of his works were shown at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California.[2]

Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Otis College of Art and Design: Gajin Fujita". Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  2. ^ a b Wada, Karen (May 6, 2012), "Passion for ukiyo-e", Los Angeles Times: E2 .
  3. ^ lacma.org "LACMA: Exhibitions 2005". Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  4. ^ Roberta Smith, ART IN REVIEW; Gajin Fujita, New York Times, November 21, 2003.
  5. ^ Sarah Valdez, Gajin Fujita at Kravets/Wehby, Art in America, Nov 2004

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