Succumb 1

acrylic on board
12 x 12 inches
2013

Painting made by kozy based on one of Dan's underwater photos. From our 2013 show, "End of Summer Never Ends", at Giant Robot Gallery in Los Angeles.

This painting is for sale now!

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New exhibition opening in Los Angeles September 7th at Giant Robot!!! BE THERE!!

End of Summer Never Ends
September 7–25, 2013
Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Giant Robot 2 (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://gr2.net/
(310) 445-9276

An opening reception for the artists will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 PM on Saturday, September 7th.

Join the Faccebook Event

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Uprisings

digital
2003

Originally created for the cover of Giant Robot Magazine #28, this play on Hokusai's "Great Wave off Kanagawa" has unwittingly become our calling card, for better or for worse. Still a successful piece though, we have to admit.

It has since become the Summer image of the "Seasons of the Bunny" series.

Purchase the signed poster now from our shop!

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Sports Tragedies

pencil and digital
2003

Illustration for an article about Asian sports tragedies in issue 28 of Giant Robot magazine.

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Giant Robot 15 Years Biennale opens this weekend

Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years

October 24, 2009 - January 24, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 janm.org (213) 625-0414

In 1994, Giant Robot was born with the purpose of documenting and promoting new, up-and-coming, underdog, overlooked, and hybrid Asian and Asian-American popular culture. Fifteen years later, the self-published magazine has not only evolved from a stapled-and-folded zine into a full-color, glossy publication with an international following, but also opened trend-setting shops and influential art galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.

To celebrate the magazine's longevity, energy, and loyal readership, the second Giant Robot Biennale is being hosted by the Japanese American National Museum in Downtown Los Angeles from October 24, 2009 to January 24, 2010. The event will feature several exhibits, including the following: To provide a visual overview of the Giant Robot aesthetic, publisher Eric Nakamura is curating artwork by individuals who have contributed to shows at Giant Robot's galleries, been featured in the pages of the magazine, or even contributed cover art. The main hall will include installations by

David Choe
Theo Ellsworth
James Jean
kozyndan
Stella Lai
Jack Long
Albert Reyes
Souther Salazar
Rob Sato
Jeff Soto
Deth P. Sun

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The Unknown Portraits book signing at GR 2 in Los Angeles on Nov. 28

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Kozyndan signing at GR2

The Unknown Portraits
Saturday, November 28, 2009, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

GR2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
gr2.net
(310) 445-9276

Please come down if you are in the area - kozy will be drawing portraits into each book she signs!

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Uprisings Limited Edition Resin Sculpture/ Bookend NOW available!

wave1

 

Munky King asked if we would be interested in doing our bunny wave image in 3 dimensions as a bookend, and we instantly jumped at the chance. We had always wanted to do this, but never really stopped to seriously consider how it would be done. Munky King brought in the amazing sculptor Julie B and she went to work on it. It was not easy, but she made something truly beautiful based on the image. The finished sculpture is being produced next year in vinyl, but next week Munky King is releasing a very limited edition hand painted resin version of the piece.

Hand painted resin.
Limited edition of 10.
Stands 9.5" tall.
$450

The piece is available now. Use it as a bookend or display it alone on your mantle.

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Rising Tide

9 x 9 in.
acrylic on board
2011

Detail from a painting Dan did for the "Year of the Rabbit" group exhibition at GR2.

February 5 – March 2, 2011

According to Dan "I have found myself doing several variations of rabbits sort of surfing or swimming in the ocean, on waves, under the sea, etc, so i wanted to add at least one image that depicted something closer to what might actually happen if a rabbit somehow found itself in a massive ocean wave..."

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Limited Edition "Uprisings" metallic silkscreen print is now available!

 

This is a seriograph edition of 200 signed an numbered silkscreen prints.  5 metallic colors on Coventry Rag Vellum 320 gm/wt paper. The final paper size is 37 x 28 inches. Each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The edition was produced by Modern Multiples in Los Angeles.

This is the first, and most likely the only, time we will offer "Uprisings" as silkscreen print so pick one up if you are interested!

 

We no longer have prints in this edition in stock, but various galleries of ours do have some left. In Australia: Outré Gallery In North America: Magic Pony In the UK: Nelly Duff and The BALTIC Shop

 

 

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Domo Arigato Mr. Nakamura

"Domo Arigato Mr. Nakamura"
2002 pencil, digital

What we said about it at the time: A little experiment in madness - 3 weeks staight of painting in Photoshop...often times attacking this 15,000 pixel image with a 1 pixel brush to achieve detail that is lost here on the web (you have to see the large canvas print). Basically we liked the shit that Eric is pimping over at his wonderful Giant Robot shop on Sawtelle in LA, so we decided to draw it. Then we added some customers we wish we could be shopping amongst! Seriously - everyone should check the place out - especially since our work can be seen there now!

Looking back: With each piece the format of the panoramics became more solidified. In this piece the commitment to adding our own characters to the pieces becomes dominant, and the first sets of recurring characters (the school girls, and the two clunky robots) show up. Also this is the first piece where we moved away from flat coloring and began to really "paint" the panoramics.

More importantly though is that this piece is really what enabled us to have a career in illustration and art. We came into GR and asked Eric Nakamura if we could illustrate his store, and he said "Sure!" We took some reference photos and came back a month later with a nearly complete version of it and he really liked it. He soon contacted us to ask us to illustrate for Giant Robot and then asked us to do a show at the shop. 2 weeks after graduating college we became the first artists to ever show at a GR Store (there was only one store at the time), and the attention his promotion for the show garnered us got us illustration jobs and basically introduced us to the world. We owe the jump start our career had entirely to Eric.

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