24.5.15

THE PATH

More progress with Umeki. Wilson disapproving. #ATAK

11.5.15

WILSON


The remaining specialties from Megan's opening night are available on our webstore. Link is in the profile. These items include a few of her handmade vintage handkerchief sets. Now's your chance. LADY KILLERS MEGAN WILSON Runs through June 1 ATAK Gallery 1038 Larkin SF, URF @ladywilson @ladywilson #ATAK

10.5.15

THE PATH


More progress today. #ATAK

KING WOMAN


King Woman completing the circle during Megan's Lady Killer exhibition last night. The turn out is testament to her hard work. I'd say we are proud but we didn't expect anything less of her. LADY KILLERS MEGAN WILSON Runs through June 1 ATAK Gallery 1038 Larkin SF, URF @ladywilson @ladywilson @kngwmn @kngwmn @goodkarmasj #AmericanBornMoonshine #ATAK

9.5.15

THE PATH


Been a few years since JVAD09 has been on The Path. He's back. I'm excited to make some more progress with him. #ATAK

8.5.15

MEGAN WILSON: LADY KILLERS


Megan doesn't know about these so please don't ruin the surprise but we made a small run of Lady Killer patches in honor of her first ever solo exhibition. If your wanting one for your jacket, bag, or any piece of sentimental material you have eyes on sewing it onto them please stop in tomorrow night for the opening & pick one up. LADY KILLERS MEGAN WILSON May 9, 8pm 'till late ATAK Gallery 1038 Larkin SF, URF #ATAK

26.3.15

MITOMO HORIHIRO


Exhibition Opening
April 4, 2015
8pm till' late

Mitomo Horihiro’s (formally Hiroshi Hirakawa) contemporary representations of the classic world of ukiyo-e speak of the ghosts of an era that, though long past, still resonate deeply today; influencing and inspiring current culture.

As a tattooer, Horihiro is immersed in a space that was and is at the heart of ukiyo-e.  In fact its is difficult to mention one without the other.  The relation between woodblock carvers, tattooers, painters, kabuki actors, geisha, etc. all intertwined to form the pictures of the floating world.

It could be said then that Horihiro is reflecting the world in which he is immersed, albeit with a lens that is extremely sensitive.  He plays with myth in multiple dimensions; displaying a rare ability to transcend centuries within his imagery.
"When an artist as prodigiously talented as Chris Conn Askew* tells me that I’ve got to check out an artist, I don’t hesitate … especially when he tells me, “he’s been on fire lately!” I couldn’t agree more. Hiroshi Hirakawa has that rare and delicious combination of ferocious talent, tempered by a deep appreciation of historical techniques and precedent. Ukiyo-e or “pictures of the floating world” is a traditional form of Japanese painting and printmaking whose subject matter reflects a deep appreciation of earthly beauty, coupled with an acknowledgment of it’s transience. Hirakawa’s paintings, with their frequent allusions to mortality seem to fit into this genre – or at least to represent a vividly contemporary re-imagining of it. In addition to his epic allegorical works, there is also enough cephalopod love, tattooed odalisques, oblique geishas, and dissolute rapture to enchant and mystify even the most discerning viewer."

—Jessica Joslin of Coilhouse
VERY LIMITED SIGNED & STAMPED PRINTS AVAILABLE OPENING NIGHT
Press and/or acquisition inquiries contact takashi@analogtattoo.com.

WORKS BY MITOMO HORIHIRO

 

Opening Exhibition
April 4th, 2015
8pm till' late


ATAK Gallery
1038 Larkin St.
SF, CA, URF

415.932.6250





18.9.14

EKLYPS KEFFIYEH: كوفية



The EKLYPS Keffiyeh is printed on a section of 42"x42" all weather cotton & has been hand screened fourteen times front & back with a subtle grey discharge print.  The imagery, embellished with multiple ornate mandalas built out of cascading fractal forms, represents the the miniscule space that humanity occupies within the universe; wrapped in the infinite blanket of gravity.

The keffiyeh or kufiya (Arabic: كوفية‎ kūfiyyah, meaning "from the city of Kufa”), shemagh (شماغ šmāġ), cemedanî (Kurdish: جه مه داني), sudra (Hebrew: סודרא) has its origins in Middle Eastern societies servings as practical protection from sun & dust, as well as personal statement & or broader political stance.

We chose human solidarity as our asseveration. 

CLICK HERE TO ACQUIRE



http://atak.bigcartel.com/product/eklyps-keffiyeh
EKLYPS 
كوفية
Photographer: Kei Morita
Model: The Rain
Location: Osaka, Japan

16.8.14

HOOPER: INFINITUM: LIMITED PRINTS

We are pleased to announce that Thomas Hooper's set of limited hand embellished prints are available for acquisition on our web store.

Three separate prints make up the set. Each 40" x 16" & printed as a signed & numbered edition of twenty three.

The prints are hand silk screened with a custom mixed powered graphite & acrylic medium for textural substance.

Additionally, Thomas strove to disturb & affect the regimented order of the patterns over the bodies by hand finishing each print using a very abstract mono printing technique.

Charcoal, metal luster pigment, acrylic medium, acrylic varnish, ink & gouache were employed as the hand finishing materials.

His goal being to evoke a disorder & ascension towards a higher state through chaos & decay.

No two are the same. 

Each one conveys its own truth.

http://atak.bigcartel.com/artist/thomas-hooper

12.8.14

HOOPER: INFINITUM: ALL OVER GARMENT

In honor of Thomas Hooper's Infinitum exhibition we produced this front & back all over printed shirt. 

The image, reproduced from one of Thomas's works on paper, is bold while not overpowering & effectively represents the dynamic scale of Thomas's work whether on paper or skin.

Please click here if you are interested in acquiring.
http://atak.bigcartel.com/product/hooper-all-over-skull

http://atak.bigcartel.com/product/hooper-all-over-skull

28.7.14

HOOPER: INFINITIUM

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It is with great pleasure that we announce ATAK Gallery will host a solo exhibition of new works by Thomas Hooper.

Born in Hastings East Sussex, Thomas Hooper studied Drawing at The London Institute of Art & Design, subsequently moving from London to New York City to pursue his goals in Tattooing and Art, now residing in Austin, TX.  

As a Painter, Illustrator, and Tattooist Thomas aims to mix orthodox and unorthodox drawing & painting techniques, organic textures, computer-enhanced patterns, accidental stains, & geometrical entities to further intertwine the path of his everyday practice on skin into the realm of fine art & beyond.

Cascading mandalas disintegrate into ornate abstract textures.  Sacred symbols guide the viewer deeper into the universal core.  Elements of wabi-sabi merge with sacred symbolism, occult, & truth.  Thomas's pictorial work, although directly complementary to the skin-based work, travels far from the world of tattooing to explore a very medium-orientated abstraction.


INFINITUM
Work On Paper By Thomas Hooper

Aug 9 – Sep 13, 2014

Opening reception Aug 9, 7pm 'till late 



ATAKSF
1038 Larkin St
San Francisco
94109 Earth


FOR MORE INFORMATION/MEDIA/SALES:
Takashi Makino / softknife09@gmail.com / 415.942.6250

16.7.14

THE PORTAL

Several articles detailing the process (in more detail that you ever cared to absorb) of creating the portal gate into the ATAKSF workspace have appeared in electro æther.

Check them out HERE & HERE.

http://www.analogtattoo.com/san-francisco-workspace/



3.7.14

LIGHT  INK  DEATH  
A GROUP EXHIBITION OF PEN & INK WORKS
SHAUN BEAUDRY • HANA WOLHF • PAUL JACKSON • TLTV
Opening reception: July 5th 2014 | 7-‘till late
ATAK GALLERY  1038 Larkin St | SF, CA, Earth 94109 | 415.942.6250 

http://www.analogtattoo.com/current 

ATAK Gallery SF is pleased to present "LIGHT  INK  DEATH", an exhibition featuring pen & ink works by illustrators Shaun Beaudry, Hana Wolhf, Paul Jackson, and TLtv.  On Saturday December 5th ATAK Gallery will host the full exhibition opening featuring all works from contributing artists from 7pm-late.

In this exhibition we specifically wanted to showcase the diverse and detailed nature of black ink use in creating imagery representing the light & death of the world that influences each illustrator.  We asked each of the four artists to present their personal interpretation of the theme within their illustrations.  All of the works shown are produced by means of pen and ink utilizing stippling, cross hatching, etc.

The "LIGHT, INK, DEATH" exhibition will run through August 3rd 2014. Please join us for the opening night exhibition on Saturday December 5th form 7pm-late.  Gallery hours are Monday-Sunday noon-8pm, closed Tuesday, or by appointment.  For additional information please contact Takashi Makino, (415) 932-6250 or softknife09@gmail.com

15.5.14

DREAM WASH APPAREL

In honor of Joel Long's epic Dream Wash exhibition we did a limited run of heather white tri-blend crews.

The image, present in many of Joel's paintings, is that of two beasts in a brief moment of mutual recognition before the inevitable duel 'till death ensues... 

If interested you can pick one up here.
http://atak.bigcartel.com/