Psionic Distortion


The JAPAN TIMES takes a look at the “Psionic Distortion” exhibition that’s taking place at SuperDeluxe. It covers underground manga, with works from artists that were associated with the old GARO magazine (the image above is by Kago Shintaro).

When Missouri-born artist and curator Tim Evans first flipped through the dog-eared pages of an old Garo magazine in 1992 during his college years in California, not only was he introduced to the wilder side of Japanese manga culture, but also to a fresh and dynamic medium for visual expression that would profoundly alter his career.


Evans has now brought together selected works from more than 30 artists, mostly from Japan and the U.S., in an exhibition titled “Psionic Distortion” running Nov. 11-30 at the SuperDeluxe event space in Roppongi, Tokyo.

The multi-media exhibition — which incorporates paintings, sculptures and segments from various artists’ comic books as well as live music events — features both the works of cutting-edge Japanese comics artists like Shintaro Kago and Akino Kondoh and artwork by manga-inspired artists from the States like Kenjji and Toby Barnes.

Read the full article here. Link via Paul.