tokyo: voyages

© diesel japan + coarse

mark landwehr and sven waschk make up acclaimed los angeles-based artistic duo coarse. known for their unique style of sculpting wood, resin and vinyl, they've created a vast variety of striking fantasy figures and objects, all made with such precision that they look like they're chiseled from stone. the two germans currently have an exhibition at diesel art gallery in tokyo where they show off their particular craft. entitled voyages, coarse display their special presentation footage, in addition to their representative art pieces noop world and souls gone mad, and a related series of pictures. through handcrafted original figures and limited vinyl editions, coarse’s three-dimensional visual storytelling captures provocative moments in which friendships wither, innocence shatters and vengeance lurks in the corners. each series challenges viewers to connect the links between these moments, rendering coarse’s this exhibition an immersive experience. as with most shows at diesel art gallery, special merchandise will be made available, and in this case it's a special japanese version of the mascot owl from souls gone mad [on through feb 13]. location: cocoti building, 1-23-16-1bf shibuya [shibuya].

© diesel japan + coarse