Vans x Yusuke Hanai Release Exhibition 2/19
Posted on 07 February 2016
On Friday February 19th we'll be hosting the release exhibition of the Vans x Yusuke Hanai Collaboration.
For any of you who are unaware with who Yusuke is and his amazingness here's a brief biography on him.
Yusuke Hanai was born in Japan in 1978. At the age of 17 Yusuke gained a new found passion in art after discovering the Grateful Dead album cover artwork of legendary artist Rick Griffin. In an effort to capture the spirit of Rick Griffin, Jack Kerouac and the '60's counter-culture movement of San Francisco, Yusuke left Japan for the United States in 2003 to study illustration at the Academy of Art College, San Francisco. Yusuke's artistic breakthrough occurred at the '06 Green Room Festival in Yokohama Japan when Laguna Beach based Wil Pennartz, owner/curator of The Surf Gallery was so impressed with Yusuke's sign painting that he invited him to participate in '07 The Happening in New York City. Expanding his illustration and fine art vision beyond his nostalgic roots, Yusuke continues to capture the hearts of many people worldwide. His artistic works have been exhibited in Australia, Brazil, California, London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo. Yusuke is currently living in Japan, where he continues his artistic endeavors as an illustrator/fine artist.
The Vans x Yusuke Hanai Collaboration is inspired by modern mid-century details and illustrations. This collection showcases the Japanese artist's aesthetic and style, while adding a youthful Vans twist.
This is an event you definitely shouldn't miss! Free Tacos and Beer and a live performance by Mattson 2 as well!