ANDY.1

THE VISITOR, 2016, acrylic on canvas, h. 39 x w. 39 in (100 x 100 cm)

 

DICTATOR, 2016, acrylic on canvas, h. 39 x w. 39 in (100 x 100 cm)

 

BLOOD2

BLOOD 2, 2015, acrylic on canvas, h. 39 x w. 39 in (100 x 100 cm)

 

JAM THE WORLD 2

JAM THE WORLD 2, 2015, acrylic on canvas, h. 39 x w. 39 in (100 x 100 cm)

 

BUSTLE_2_e

BUSTLE 2, 2015, acrylic on canvas, h. 39 x w. 39 in (100 x 100 cm)

 

Chaotic_Happiness_2_e

Chaotic Happiness 2, 2015, acrylic on canvas, h. 39 x w. 39 in (100 x 100 cm)

 

 

VIDEOS AND PERFORMANCES

 

Shun Sudo’s Painting Performance during BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS 2015

 

Shun Sudo Solo Exhibition at Onishi Gallery in 2015

Shun Sudo

Shun Sudo, based in Tokyo, creates paintings that are deeply rooted in both ancient painting and today’s street culture. Taking inspiration from iconic brands, like Chanel or Nike, Sudo's work is incredibly fresh and contemporary. Sudo is a unique painter who has developed two distinct styles that represent two different aspects of his personality: Shun Sudo and FRANERO.  FRANERO is a gestural, dynamic style of painting characteristic of Japanese sumi-e brush stroke painting, where the primary aim of the artist is to capture his subject’s matter in a few stylized brushstrokes.  The artful black ink illustration is, in a sense, similar to traditional calligraphy in which each mark made is meaningful.

As an informed urban artist, Sudo creates work that is not only incredibly enjoyable for the Internet Age, but also respectful to the rich Japanese legacy of painting exemplified by FRANERO. The Combintaion of these two styles (nod to historical painting practice in combination with colorful, graffiti pop art) makes for a graphically animated impression that is reflected in his live painting performances.  For this reason, Shun Sudo is as much visual performance artist as painter.

He has exhibited both in Japan and in the United States. and recently had his first solo exhibition in New York at Onishi Gallery.  Onishi Gallery was proud to feature Shun Sudo’s ‘PAINT OVER,’ which presented never-before-seen artwork by this exciting emerging artist.


Shun Sudo Exhibits

Selected Exhibitions

2016
AQUA ART MIAMI, Miami, FL
Paint Over, Onishi Gallery, New York, NY
2015
SCOPE, Miami Beach, FL
Paint Over, Onishi Gallery, New York, NY
Bushwick Open Studios, NY
FIGARO, aris Store, France
2014
THE SITE, Renewal, Tokyo, Japan
2015
TOPMAN Store, Tokyo, Vince Store, Tokyo, Japan