Art Pop Culture

City Glow, Mountain Whisper

November 28, 2006

Chiho Aoshima graffitis (Gloucester Road Tube station - London)Chiho Aoshima - City Glow, Mountain Whisper
Chiho Aoshima: City Glow, Mountain Whisper

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“City Glow, Mountain Whisper” by artist Chiho Aoshima at the Gloucester Road station, London.

Chiho Aoshima (青島千穂?, born 1974, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese pop artist and member of Takashi Murakami‘s Kaikai Kiki Collective. Aoshima graduated from Department of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo. She had a residency at Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas in 2006. This young graphic artist began in Murakami’s factory with no formal art training. Aoshima’s work often involves surreal scenes and dreamscapes, often including ghosts, demons, nature and young women. Aoshima mostly prints large scale images onto papers with heavy-duty printers, but she has also printed on materials such as leather and plastic surfaces to give her images different textures. Aoshima now lives and works in Tokyo. Aoshima has also done a sculpture piece and an animation, and she has recently revealed her largest image yet which measures 32.5 meters in length and 4.8 meters in height. In addition, Aoshima has her work on the walls of the New York City Transit. Gloucester Road By Night
The images in the train station are part of her City Glow Series. She is also displaying her work in an exhibition in the Gloucester Road tube station in London and the 14th Street–Union Square subway station.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Kisla December 3, 2006 at 11:38 am

    I remember being on the London tube and it being a very different experience…there was one scary cracked out guy, people were crammed in like sardines and EVERYONE was text messaging. Good times!

  • Reply Jenny December 5, 2006 at 9:46 am

    Artists like Aoshima really inspire me. =)

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