Mariana Padura & Juan Pedro Delgado photographed by Juan Manuel Macarro

Dress: Pedro del Hierro; Earrings: Thomas Sabo
Coat: Paule Ka; Earrings: Thomas Sabo
Trouser, Sweater and Coat: Duarte; Boots: Dsquared2
Juan Pedro wears: Trousers: Dsquared2; Shirt: Duarte; Boots: Hogan; Mariana wears: Dress: Rubén Hernández; Shoes: Azarey; Earrings: Thomas Sabo
Dress: Cristina Piña; Earrings: Thomas Sabo
Trousers: Polo Ralph Lauren; Sweater: COS
Dress: Ana Locking; Earrings: Thomas Sabo
Dress: Ana Locking; Shoes: Jimmy Choo; Earrings: Thomas Sabo
Sweater: COS; Trousers: Dsquared2; Jacket: ASOS; Shoes: Tod´s
Dress: Malne; Sandals: Stuart Weitzman; Earrings: Thomas Sabo
Mariana wears: Coat: Polo Ralph Lauren; Blouse: Dsquared2; Boots: Roger Vivier; Earrings: Thomas Sabo; Juan Pedro wears: Coat and shirt: COS; Trousers: Polo Ralph Lauren
Hat: Dsquared2; Earrings: Thomas Sabo
Mariana wears: Dress, Belt and Hat: Dsquared2; shoes: Pedro García; Earrings: Thomas Sabo; Juan Pedro wears: Suit: Duarte; Boots: Dsquared2

Styled by David G. Miras & Sofía Stein

Makeup & Hair by Nacho Fernández

Art Direction & Set Design by Mario Jiménez [MAANT]

Photo Assistant  Borja Castro


Adriana Ugarte photographed by Juan Manuel Macarro / Concept by Mario Jiménez 

Dress: Alfredo Villalba; Hat: Patrizia Pepe; Chocker: La Victoria
Dress: Alfredo Villalba; Pants: Lola Li; Sneakers: Hogan; Bag with keychains: Furla; Ring “Panthère” Yellow gold, Onyx, Tsavoritas: Cartier; Ring “Paris Nouvelle Vague”, Pink Gold, Hematites, Amethyst, Quarzt, Opal and Diamond: Cartier.
Shirt: Claudie Pierlot; Legging: Pinko; Shoes: Leié; Kimono: Mario Coello; Earring “Juste un clou” White Gold and Diamond: Cartier; Ring “Coup d´Eclat” White Gold and Diamond: Cartier; Backpack: Furla
Dress: Teresa Helbig; Ring “Cactus” Pink Gold and Diamond: Cartier
Coat: Tete by Odette; Bra: TCN; Skirt: Pinko; Ankle Boots: Patrizia Pepe; Necklace “Panthère” Pink gold, Tsavorite, Onyx and Diamond: Cartier; Ring “Paris Nouvelle Vague”, Pink gold, Saphire and Diamond: Cartier
Dress: Tete by Odette; Earrings “Panthère” White gold, Emerald, Onyx and Diamond: Cartier; Ring “Coup d´Eclat” White gold and Diamond: Cartier
Blazer: Inuñez Studio; Dress: The Stoat; Sandals: Claudie Pierlot; Necklace “Panthère” Pink gold, Tsavorite, Onyx and Diamond: Cartier; Sunglasses: Just Cavalli
Dress: The Stoat; Top: Moisés Nieto; Sneakers: Furla; Earrings “Panthère” Yellow gold, Granates Tsavoritas: Cartier; Ring “Panthère” Yellow gold, Onyx, Granates Tsavoritas: Cartier

Styled by David G. Miras & Sofía Stein

Makeup & Hair by Nacho Fernández

Manicurist Amalia Rivas

Art Direction & Set Design by Mario Jiménez [MAANT]

Photo Assistants  Edu Orozco & Borja Castro

Shooted in Cenital Studios


Tokyo-Based Media Artist, DJ, Programmer
Launched Rhizomatiks in 2006. Since 2015, has served alongside Motoi Ishibashi as co-director of Rhizomatiks Research, the firm’s division dedicated to exploring new possibilities in the realms of technical and artistic expression with a focus on R&D-intensive projects. Distinguished professor at Keio University SFC.
Manabe utilizes programming, sound design, and interaction design to develop stage production technology for both international large-scale events and entertainment projects while also collaborating with leading artists across a diverse range of genres.
As a media artist, Manabe takes a new approach to everyday materials and phenomenon. However, his end goal is not simply rich, high-definition realism by recognizing and recombining these elemental building blocks. Rather, his practice is informed by careful observation to discover and elucidate the essential potentiality inherent to the human body, data, programming, computers, and other phenomena.
[ART ACTIVITIES]
Manabe is an innovator in data analysis and data visualization. Notable artist collaborations run the gamut from “Sensing Streams” installation created with Ryuichi Sakamoto; performances of the ancient Japanese dance “Sanbaso” with prominent actor Mansai Nomura; Verdi’s opera “Othello” as conducted by Andrea Battistoni; and concerts with pianist Lang Lang. As a recent example, Manabe was selected for a flagship commission and residency program in 2017 at the Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics, a national astronomy and astrophysics research center housed at the University of Manchester. His close partnership with researchers and scientists concretized in “Celestial Frequencies,” a groundbreaking data-driven audiovisual work projected onto the observatory itself.
[MUSIC/DJ ACTIVITIES]
In 2015, Manabe developed the imaging system for Björk’s music video “Mouth Mantra”, and oversaw the production of AR/VR live imaging for her “Quicksand” performance.
In performance with Nosaj Thing, Manabe has appeared at international music festivals including the Barcelona Sónar Festival 2017 and Coachella 2016. Having also directed a number of music videos for Nosaj Thing, his work on “Cold Stares ft. Chance the Rapper + The O’My’s” was recognized with an Award of Distinction in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Computer Animation/Film/VFX division. Further directorial work includes the music videos of artists such as Squarepusher, FaltyDL, and Timo Maas.
As a DJ with over two decades of experience, Manabe has opened for international artists such as Flying Lotus and Squarepusher during their Japan tours. His wide repertoire spans from hip-hop and IDM to juke, future bass, and trap. Manabe has also been invited to perform at numerous music festivals around the globe.
[PERFORMING ARTS ACTIVITIES]
Manabe’s collaborations on dance performances with MIKIKO and ELEVENPLAY have showcased a wide array of technology including drones, robotics, machine learning, and even volumetric projection to create 3D images in the air from a massive volume of rays. Additional data-driven performances have explored innovative applications of dance data and machine learning. These collaborations have been performed at major festivals including Ars Electronica, Sónar (Barcelona), Scopitone (Nantes), and MUTEK (Mexico City) to widespread media acclaim (WIRED, Discovery Channel, etc.)
[EDUCATION ACTIVITIES]
Manabe is actively involved in the development and implementation of media artist summits (notably, the Flying Tokyo lecture series) as well as other educational programs (media art workshops for high school students, etc.) designed to cultivate the next generation of creators.
http://www.daito.ws/en/
https://research.rhizomatiks.com/en/

Making of Björk Digital

Björk Digital, Tokyo      © Santiago_Felipe
Björk Digital, Tokyo      © Santiago_Felipe

Phosphere

© Sónar Festival, Commissioned by Sónar and Fundació Sorigué
© Sónar Festival, Commissioned by Sónar and Fundació Sorigué
© Sónar Festival, Commissioned by Sónar and Fundació Sorigué
© Sónar Festival, Commissioned by Sónar and Fundació Sorigué

Born in 1972 in Chiba, Japan, in 1997 graduated from Musashino Art University (B.A in Visual Communication Design). The “Manda-la” project is something Usami began at art school and which has evolved for over 20 years.  Each individual photograph features a central figure, all of whom come from different regions and standpoints, and then distributed in their environs are the people and things that express the world of that particularly figure, just like the form of a Buddhist mandala painting.
Some of his major exhibitions include “Manda-la” (Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2015), “Daegu Photo Biennale” (Daegu Culture & Arts Center, Korea,2016), “Why are we doing what we are doing?” (Mizuma Gallery, Singapore, 2016)“The 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki: War and Peace“ (Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2015)
Lives and works in Tokyo.

Artwork

Hayashi Yuriko, Hiroshima, 2014
Kubo Osamu, Osaka, 2010
Otsuka Ken, Akihabara, Tokyo
Sasaki Michinori and Sasaki Ruri, Fukusima, 2013
Yuki Koji, Hokkaido, 2011
Monk, Toji Temple; Chief priest, Takio Shrine; Chief Priest, Rokusonno Shrine, Kyoto 2014

Deep Down in the Blue Sky


Born 1973 in Saga. Ikeda earned his BFA (1998) and MFA (2000) in design from Tokyo University of the Arts. He spent the year of 2011 in Vancouver on an Emerging Artist Study Grant from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. He has been based in Madison, Wisconsin since 2013, when he began working as artist-in-residence at the Chazen Museum of Art. Three years in the making, Rebirth returns to Japan as the centerpiece of Ikeda’s first major solo exhibition, “The Pen: Condensed Universe,” which opened in January 2017 at Saga Prefectural Art Museum and travelled to the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and Nihombashi Takashimaya, Tokyo.
Ikeda has received high acclaim both in Japan and internationally for his unique worldview that sees both the micro and the macro simultaneously and for his masterful technique. Drawing in infinitesimal detail using a 1mm pen and acrylic ink and without under-drawing, his output is limited to a single 10cm square each day.
Museum Collections:
Chazen Museum of Art, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Hamamatsu municipal Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Obuse Museum & Nakajima Chinami Gallery, Nagano, Japan
Saga prefectural Art Museum, Saga, Japan

Artwork

Rebirth, 2013 – 2016
Foretoken, 2008
Buddha, 2000
History of Rise and Fall, 2006
Existence, 2004

Born in 1968 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Tokyo National University of fine Arts and Music with MA in sculpture in 1995.
TANADA Koji uses the ancient traditional Japanese woodcarving technique of Ichibokuzukuri, sculpture made from a single block of wood, to create statues of boys and girls. With slender limbs, expressive fingertips, and moist pupils that evoke diverse feeling. Giving expression to their immaturity and fragility that co-exist with supple possibilities of life, Tanada is attracting attention as a sculptor of the next generation.
Significant solo exhibitions in recent years include Eleven boys, one girl (The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan, 2008) and Rise (Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2012 / travelled to Itami City Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan, 2013).
Public Collection:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
Long Museum, Shanghai, China
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
The Universty Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan

Artwork

Desk Boy; Sun, Moon, 2015
Star Star, 2016
Blossoming girl standing on eight-sided forms, 2015
Takaokami – Kuraokami, 2012

Painter. Born in Tokyo in 1969, Yamaguchi grew up in Kiryu city in Gunma prefecture. In 1996 he graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School (Painting Department) with an MA in Oil Painting. In 2013, his book “Hen-na Nihon Bijutsushi” won the 12th Kobayashi Hideo Award.
Besides his bird’s eye view paintings of cities or battlefields, he traverses a variety of methods of expression including sculpture, manga and installation.
His major solo exhibitions include ‘TOKIORE(I)MIX” (Maison Hermès 8F Le Forum, Tokyo) and “Yamaguchi Akira: Stepping Back to Seek the Underneath” (Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito) amongst others.
He has further developed the wide range of his practice through public artworks at locations including Narita International Airport, on Tokyo’s Fukutoshin Line at Nishi-Waseda station, and at Fujisan World Heritage Center in Yamanashi Prefecture as its symbolic central painting. He has also created illustrative work and cover art for a variety of serialized newspaper stories, novels and so forth, continuing his prolific practice across a broad range of fields.
      Museum Collections:
Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
Equine Museum of Japan, Kanagawa, Japan
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Mead Art Museum, Amherst, U.S.A.

Artwork

Horse Stable, 2001
Ippuku Electric Pole, 2014
Setting up a Thousand Senju Kannon, 2009
Shitenno [Four Heavenly Kings] “Komokuten”, 2006
Portable Folding Tea Ceremony Room. 2002

Born in 1966 in Tokyo, Tenmyouya initially worked as an art director at a record music company. He later began his career as a self-taught fine artist. While utilizing a technique of traditional Japanese-style painting (Nihonga), he incorporates genre motifs of contemporary society and street culture. He calls this unique style Neo Nihonga.
Neo Nihonga draws inspirations and motifs of artistic expressions from across the world and imbues in it a strong degree of contemporaneity, social consciousness, and critical thinking. In recent years, Tenmyouya has expanded his artistic approach to include extravagant and dynamic aestheticism of the samurai-termed basara (“outlaw culture”) that, he believes, underlies Japanese culture throughout its long history, reaching beyond the stereotypically more subdued and austere images of Japan according to the notions of wabi, sabi, and Zen.
Some of the major group exhibitions in which Tenmyouya has participated include:  The 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2010); Bye Bye Kitty!!! (2011) and Garden of Unearthly Delights (2014), Japan Society Gallery, New York, US, among many others.

Artwork

Japanese Spirit, 1997
Robot-Myouou, 2015
Kylin, 2004
Fighting-Spirit, 2008
RX-78-2-Kabuki-mono, 2005 Version

Yana Tarabukina photographed by Juan Manuel Macarro

Dress: AA Amaya Arzuaga; Geometric Necklace: Ana Locking; Earrings in yellow Gold and Onyx: Luby & Emerald  for Luby Lab; Yellow Gold and Black Diamonds ring “Nautilus”: Luby & Emerald  for Luby Lab; Yellow Gold and White Quartz ring: Yara Figareido for Luby Lab; Geometric Bracelet: Tod´s
Swimsuit: Ana Locking; Necklace: Mawi for Müic; Golden Bracelet: Zenana; White Gold and Pearl ring: Isidoro Hernández
Golden Top: Jorge Vázquez; Necklace: Anton Heunis; Earrings: Suárez
Body: Rabaneda; Sequin Jacket: Intropia; Belt: Alvarno; Gold Chain Bracelet, Pyramid Ring and Earrings: Anton Heunis; Bracelet: Suárez
Visor: Fleet Ilya for Lily Blossom; White Gold Diamonds and Onyx Earrings: Isidoro Hernández

Styled by David G. Miras & Sofía Stein

Makeup by Anita

Hair by Xavi García (SALÓN44)

Manicurist Lydia G

Assistant Juanky Cuellas

Shooted in Cenital Studios