On Wednesday, Sept. 17, a Central Perk pop-up shop will be opening in New York City in honor of the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Friends. Inside, the gift and coffee shop is modeled after the place Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey spent most of their time. Yes, you can sit down on THE famous orange couch and enjoy a cup of coffee, courtesy of Eight O’Clock Coffee. You can also watch episodes while enjoying a special blend just for Friends fans, the Central Perk Roast.
Born in Hiroshima, 1975.
Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc. His paintings show us ordinary sceneries as dramas. He is also known for his characteristic style; placing sculptures in front of paintings, and shows them as one work, a combination of 2-D and 3-D world.
Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata (previously) currently has two new sculptural paintings on view at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. Ohata places vibrantly painted figurative sculptures in the foreground of similarly styled paintings that when viewed directly appear to be a single artwork. In some sense it appears as though the figures have broken free from the canvas. These artworks, along with several of his other paintings, join works by Yoddogawa Technique, Enpei Ito, Osamu Watanabe, and Akira Yoshida, for the Sweet Paradox show that runs through August 10th