Clubhouse, the pioneering audio-focused social networking platform, has selected acclaimed artist, technologist and activist Drue Kataoka as its newest “icon.” This marks the eighth time the San Francisco-based company has chosen a face to represent its app, which has drawn 13 million users on iOS to date.
Kataoka — a Tokyo-born, West Coast-raised artist — is the first Asian American woman and first visual artist to occupy the role, which will last for several weeks in time for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Her selection also comes at an important time of reckoning in the U.S. for the treatment of Asian Americans, who have been targets of violence since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Taiwanese American artist commissioned to design a mural in Beijing finally received his overdue payment after taking the matter to social media last week.
David Huang (@omguac), an illustrator based in New York City, says he was commissioned by Elaine Ng, editor-in-chief of ArtAsiaPacific (AAP), to work on the project in April 2019.
Growing up, I was a bit of a rebellious kid. I remember my first parent-teacher conference in kindergarten when my teacher asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
I smiled wide and replied, “I want to be an artist!”
After a long battle with cancer, talented artist Qing Han, aka Qinni, passed away at age 29 earlier this month.
The beloved artist from Canada, whose work inspired many for over a decade, left a multitude of fans and followers online devastated.
A collection celebrating the works of late New York artist Martin Wong has just hit Supreme stores this week.
Martin Wong x Supreme FW19 Collection, which was made available across multiple Supreme stores on November 14, is a collaborative release with the estate of the late artist.
A Japanese illustrator and manga artist has gone viral after posting his illustrations of banknotes featuring the Shiba Inu.
Ponkichi first shared his creation of a Shiba Inu banknote back in April 2019 with a 1,000 yen bill showing a Shiba Inu, which is considered Japan’s icon dog breed.
A Japanese animator has completely rejected the idea of foreigners moving to Japan to work in anime for one crucial reason.
Terumi Nishii, whose major credits include “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable” and “A Town Where You Live,” explained her side on her second Twitter account, which reportedly functions as her primary connection to international otakus.
The Japanese artist behind the horrifying image used in the viral Momo controversy stated that he has already destroyed the sculpture, proclaiming “Momo is dead.”
According to the artist Keisuke Aisawa, identified by the Sun as Keisuke Aiso, he feels “responsible” for terrifying parents and children around the world after online trolls used his piece to prank victims via the “Momo Challenge.”
A budding artist in the Philippines has expressed his frustration on Facebook after a local social influencer allegedly sought his services in exchange for a “shout out.”
Hans Alcanzare shared screenshots on Facebook of his conversation with the said potential client who asked him to do a portrait just like the one he did of the reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray.
A mysterious Louis Vuitton bag hand-painted with a mobile game character has gone viral on the Japanese internet.
The image comes from Twitter user @hagitcho, a professional illustrator who has created characters for novels and games such as “Fate/Apocrypha” and “Fate/Grand Order.”
South Korean K-pop group EXO has become the genre’s first artist of the past 18 years to hit 10 million sales in total.
EXO is making history as the artist to have sold over 10 million albums in Korea with their five studio albums plus an assortment of other releases including two mini albums, winter special albums and live albums, according to Naver as translated by Soompi.
A Japanese clay artist has been making tiny animal sculptures with some details nearly invisible to the naked eye.
Kakuho Fujii’s sculptures measure somewhere between two and five millimeters (0.2 and 0.5 centimeters), smaller than any finger or toe nail on the human body.