ART & CULTURE | 3F | 25 JUL 2017
CHALKBOY EXHIBITION: HAND WRITTEN WORLD
22 JUL 2017
Heart-warming, so human and super humorous, we are thrilled to introduce you the works by CHALKBOY for the first time in Malaysia here at Isetan The Japan Store.
Born in Japan and working internationally, CHALKBOY is a street artist best known for the unique world of hand-drawings using chalks and chalk boards. He started chalk-drawing for the menu board at a cafe in Osaka where he used to work at, and his work gradually started recognized by word-of-mouth throughout Japan during the rise of the third-wave coffee/ makers movement in Japan.
His works are mostly improvisational and site-specific, we never know what to come, what of Kuala Lumpur culture inspires him. So let’s witness the outcome together!
The opening event on 22nd July will accompany the special pop-up store collaborated with ana tomy where you can customize a notebook with a special cover designed by CHALKBOY, and from 3:45PM CHALKBOY will even hand-write your name on the cover. Also we’ll have a special workshop with him on the following day where he will share the tips of chalk drawing!
- A 'chalk graphic' artist originating in Japan and working internationally. From humble backgrounds, he began drawing at the cafe he once worked at using the chalk board. Falling in love with the experience of 'chalk art', he wanted it to be more than simply a hobby, thus becoming a career.
- Recently he has decided to expand his repertoire to more than just chalk and board however the question remains...Does this alter his identity? Is he no longer CHALKBOY? His recently published 'Wonderful Hand Written World' book is available at the bookstore on the 3rd floor too.
Opening Event & CHALKBOY x ana tomy POP UP STORE
Date: Sat. 22 July
Venue: The CUBE
15:00-15:15_Mini talk session with CHALKBOY
15:15-15:30_Live drawing performance
15:45-17:45_Name writing service by CHALKBOY
* Opening reception will be held until 19:00.
CHALK BOARD MAKING WORKSHOP
CHALKBOY will be an one-day teacher to share you his art of making a decorated chalkboard. Around A3 sized chalk boards and chalks will be provided, so please come without any drawing tools but your imaginative ideas! A complimentary cup of specialty coffee from x coffee will be served as well.
Date: Sun. 23 July
Venue: The CUBE
Participation Fee: RM 248 incl. GST
* Capacity is up to 10 people/ session
Call: +603-2382-7777 11am-9pm