Edgar Takoyaki | Kizuna

Edgar Takoyaki

PRESS RELEASE | Visit the exhibition ’Kizuna online with Artsy or as a featured artist for PRPG.mx show ‘imPosible’ as part of the Zona Maco – Semana de Arte in Mexico City, Mexico from April 24th to June 5th, 2021, and online with Artsy.net April 24th to June 24th, 2021.

Continuing to explore the subcultures of Japan, Takoyaki travels once again to his muse city of Tokyo. During this pre-Covid trip, Edgar makes his way through the famed Harajuku district and to Togo Shrine photographing a small and distinct group of men who self identify as Cholos. Adapting the style and embodying the cholo lifestyle of East LA, these self-identifying Japanese Cholos encapsulate a counter-culture akin to their Chicano counterparts.

The Cholo lifestyle is not just about the clothes and the cars, it is about family and friends. A select and exclusive group to which one belongs. KIZUNA translates to Bond; more specifically the bond and connection between people. Takoyaki focuses on the relationships and the explicit friendships formed through the affinity and affections of a cultural sensation a world away.

KIZUNA finally comes to fruition in a multi-city exhibition spanning from Dab Art’s Downtown Los Angeles gallery to our Partnered Gallery in Mexico City, PRPG.MX. KIZUNA can be viewed online beginning April 24th in Artsy along with participation in PRPG.mx’s show ‘imPosible’ – inclusion in the Zona Maco. Zona Maco 2021 is part of the International Art Fair week in Mexico City, Mexico from April 27th – May 2nd 2021. You can visit PRPG.mx in the heart of CDMX’s cultural district Colonia Juarez or view the entire exhibit on Arty.net.

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