08 Nov '16, 7pm
The Stupid Serious: Madsaki Sits Down With 'Juxtapoz'
“What happens when the student takes on many masters?” That’s long been the question behind much of Japanese artist Madsaki’s work. Over the years, the 42-year-old Osaka native has taken on everyone from Picasso to Takashi Murakami , offering up his own vandalistic takes on the artists’ most iconic works as a “modern take on modernism.” As Juxtapoz ‘s Joey Garfield notes, “in a time when the unofficial remix version of a song can outshine the original, the same can hold true in the world of fine art.” Garfield recently sat down with Madsaki to get some insights from the man himself, covering everything from his impressive “impression of impressionism,” how he got his start, his stylistic transitions over the years and much more. While a brief excerpt of the interview appears below, you can head on over to Juxtapoz ‘s website to read the piece — which also appears in the pu...