Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The SPOKE ART gallery has curated the Miyazaki in Los Angeles Art Show, an endearing presentation that features over 100 hundred artists celebrating the films that have made us laugh, cry, and believe in the power of creativity.
Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli was the inspiration for this showcase. Its films including My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke are just some of the source material used by artists and illustrators across the globe. They have employed painting, embroidery, and sculpture in their tributes to these works. Some of the homages are recreations of classic film posters or scenes while others take a more conceptual path and focus on a single idea or character. Regardless of the pictorial approach, the deep reverence for their adventure-loving subjects is evident.
Miyazaki in Los Angeles Art Show is a pop-up exhibition that’s on view for just three days. Catch the work from August 17 to August 19, 2018 at Bergamot – Building Bridges Art Exchange in Santa Monica, California.