Gajin Fujita, ‘Peach Boy’, 2016, L.A. Louver

About Gajin Fujita

Gajin Fujita mixes references to traditional Japanese ukiyo-e woodcuts, contemporary manga, and other pop culture imagery in large-scale wood panel paintings. Head of the graffiti crew K2S (“Kill to Succeed”), Fujita was featured in MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” exhibition and continues to be an important presence in the LA street art community. Made with spray paint, metallic leafs, and Sharpie Mean Streak markers, his lively images often combine graffiti lettering with Japanese motifs such as samurais, geishas, dragons, tigers, and fish.

American, b. 1972, Los Angeles, California, based in Los Angeles, California