Graffiti artist SUIKO was born in Oita, Japan. He grew up in Hiroshima and the city became the base for all of his artistic activities. Becoming interested in graffiti in high school, SUIKO started painting on walls after graduation. Focusing on letters, his work is expressive and full of bubbling shapes, dynamic line, and vibrant color schemes. Traveling throughout Japan, Europe, and other parts of Asia, SUIKO looks forward to working with artists from around the world whose style and cultural backgrounds are different from his own. These experiences along with calligraphy and Ukiyoe (Japanese woodblock prints) inspired his dynamic Chinese character designs, which have become his original style. SUIKO lives and works in Japan and is considered one of the country’s leading graffiti writers.
We recently brought Suiko to New York City to participate in our pop-up shop at Treasure and Bond. While in town, he also got a chance to leave his mark on the world-famous graffiti spot in Queens known as 5 Pointz.
The guy is a real master and we couldn't be more pleased to be able to show his artwork on shoes and tell his story to the masses.
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