Last year’s romp into Portland’s First Thursday Art Walk yielded only a couple notable things. The best of them all, though, was Tokyo’s OriginalStyle at Hellion Gallery. He documents his favorite skate spots around Tokyo, and overlays acrylic type on intricately-drawn backdrops, but in a way that doesn’t feel trite or forced. OriginalStyle isn’t incorporating catchy slogans into his work to fall victim to the latest fad; it’s just natural.
The artwork is up until January 29th, 2011! GO CHECK IT OUT. (Damn, I wish I could afford one of these $500 beauties.)