24.6.15

HIVEMIND: WHITTENBERGER


DIAMETRIC HIVEMIND
STEVE WHITTENBERGER
 

Opening Reception July 11, 2015
8pm 'till late

A reaction to modern tattooing through a transcendental Retro-Futurist lens, Steve Whittenberger has brilliantly reinterpreted classic elements of codified Americana using bold Expressionist Sci-Fi imagery, subtle Art Deco undercurrents, & Brutalist echoes; all filtered & modulated through an oscillating tremolo low-frequency mind drone.

Steve has seamlessly blended all of theses elements to create a clean & cohesive vision of the Post-Traditional Tattoo in a digital age.

Please join us opening night for the presentation of Steve's new body of work, live music, craft beers, & specialty whiskey.

UNISEX TEES

A low run of softhand printed tees will be available opening night.

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

A very limited edition of ten archival prints on cotton rag paper also available opening night.

SILK CHIFFON SCARF

Lastly, the piece below will be available as a beautifully printed 12"x48" silk chiffon scarf.

Acquisition and press inquiries contact Takashi Makino.

ATAK
DIAMETRIC HIVEMIND
STEVE WITTENBERGER

Opening Reception July 11, 2015
8pm 'till late


ATAK Gallery
1038 Larkin St
SF, CA, URF




19.6.15

THE PATH

First session. Basic shapes blocked in. More soon. 

18.6.15

THE PATH is long...


12am. Late nights turn into early mornings. Backpiece homework wall (slightly false as I've yet to go return to the place where I feed my cat and sleep) and/or an obvious display of a lack of confidence in my own skills i.e. perhaps I should draw it one more time...

2.6.15

ATAKONAUT

In honor of those who have traveled faster & further we present the ATAKONAUT/NASATAK flight suit grey, zero g, crewneck, casual cabin tee. 

Acquire by visiting analogtattoo.com

While it will have little added value in the cold & merciless vacuum of space, it does offer a bit of UV protection within the lower atmospheres of Ærth. 
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Here's to:
•Albert II (primates preceded human in space flight by a decade)
•Laika (stray dog from Moscow who grew up to be one of the first animals in space)
•Yuri Gagarin (nuff said)
•Alan Shepard (the original Mercury Seven)
•Valentina Tereshkova (these days at the age many are mastering duck face, Valentina was training in the Cosmonaut Corps to be placed atop Vostok-K & blasted into space)
Arnaldo Méndez (Cuban with high melanin; double first)
•Greg Irons (never came back down)
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1.6.15

YURI


Something cool coming soon. Stay tuned... #ATAK

29.5.15

THE PATH


Færdig.... Afsluttet... For now... #ATAK

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