Toklyon Art Exhibit by Khwezi Strydom
For the first time in Japan, art lovers can check out the works of Khwezi Strydom at a special solo exhibition. The artist was born in the United States to a South African father and Tunisian mother, but was raised in France. His work has been influenced by his personal experiences traveling in the U.S., South Africa and Europe, as well as by his attachment to street culture.
Strydom’s mother is a painter, and therefore he started drawing at a very young age, slowly building his artistic identity. His art incorporates a variety of modern and traditional techniques, including engraving and aerosol painting, and mixes these with tribal and ancestral motifs and symbols.
Both the exhibit’s opening party on August 20 and closing party on August 29 will be open to the public, with the opening party including live painting by Strydom and fellow artist Ryouhei Sasaki.
When: Wed, Aug. 20 from 6-10 p.m. (opening party); Thu, Aug. 21-Fri, Aug. 23 and Tues, Aug. 26-Fri, Aug. 29, 3-10 p.m.; closed Aug. 24 and 25
Where: Gallery Anagra, B1 1-8-9 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
How much: Free!