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Martin Hsu Solo Exhibition October 2015 at Galerie F and F in Taipei, Taiwan

By Martin | Published: August 28, 2015

Today we embark on a new school of paintings for my second solo exhibition in Asia.

Opening in October at Galerie F&F in Taipei, Taiwan

Experimenting with traditional techniques and new subject matters to create my so-called new traditional Asian art

For those in San Francisco on Sunday 9/6, I’m hosting a very special advance preview/open studio from 2-5p. Please email martinhsuart(at)gmail to RSVP

Once again, glad you can join me on this ride.

Will update all progress here-

8/30/15

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Modern Fairy Tales Artwork by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: August 4, 2015

“Modern Fairy Tales”

New series of artwork for those who believe in fairy tales in the modern world.

Limited to 10 original graphite & acrylic pieces, each individually different based on our favorite stories.

Email martinhsuart@gmail.com to be added to pre-sale list going out Thursday, 8/6.15. Public release this Friday, 8/7/15.

Do you believe? Stay tuned for all artwork.

All framed up!

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Goldfish Mermaid Paintings for Ever Surreal by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: July 28, 2015

Are you Ever Surreal?

Ever Surreal

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 6:30 – 9:30pm

Flower Pepper Gallery

Exhibition: August 1st – September 1st, 2015

Artists:

Andrew Brandou, Casey Weldon, Jeong Woo-jae, Jeremiah Ketner

Leila Ataya, Martin Hsu, Naoto Hattori, Nicole Bruckman

New works by Martin Hsu

Inspired by traditional Japanese lacquerware

“I hope these new paintings bring you joy and some peace of mind”- Martin

Bloom

acrylic and cel vinyl on maple

8″ round wood panel / $800 / Buy Painting

Whisper

acrylic and cel vinyl on maple

8″ round wood panel / $800 / Buy Painting

Cherish

acrylic and cel vinyl on maple

8″ round wood panel / $800 / SOLD

Wish

acrylic and cel vinyl on maple

8″ round wood panel / $800 / SOLD

Bliss

acrylic and cel vinyl on maple

16″ round wood panel / $2000 / SOLD

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Martin Hsu Swedish Dala “Promise” Horses

By Martin | Published: July 23, 2015

“Promise Horses”

Traditional Dala Horses carved in Sweden and hand-painted by yours truly.

Only got to make 3 horsies back in May this year.

Each piece has a different girl and boy on each side holding on to their promises.

All 3 pre-sold to private collectors.

Nice to know these promises will be kept as part of their collections.

Hoping to get some time in the future to make more!

Photos by Bearo

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San Diego Comic Con 2015 Martin Hsu Booth 4530 / SDCC Exclusives & More!

By Martin | Published: July 1, 2015

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SDCC 2015 EXCLUSIVES:

*Exclusively available for purchase at Martin Hsu booth 4530 at Comic Con 2015

SUGAR BEARS:

Cream Puff 

hand-painted vinyl figures by Martin Hsu / limited edition of 2 pcs

$250 each / signed & dated

Jelly Puff 

hand-painted vinyl figures by Martin Hsu / limited edition of 2 pcs

$250 each / signed & dated

 Dragon Boy Blessings

11″ x 14″ print

professionally printed on 100 lb paper

$20 each / signed

Dragon Boy Thoughts

original painting / acrylic and cel vinyl on paper

5″ x 7″ / 8″ x 10″ matted and framed

$250 / signed

Dragon Boy Snacks

original painting / acrylic and cel vinyl on paper

5″ x 7″ / 8″ x 10″ matted and framed

$250 / signed

Dragon Dog Artist Series SDCC 2015

10 artists invited to create one-of-a-kind renditions of Dragon Dog Blacky

Choco Puff

Martin Hsu / $250

Lil’ Lion Girl

Brandon Dicks / $200

Forest Pup

Emma SanCartier / $250

Kung Fu Flower Girl Pup

Jerome Lu / $200

Iggy

Yoskay Yamamoto / $300

Lil’ Greenie

Miss Mindy / $300

Apollo

Mark Nagata / $300

Golden Pup

Jeremiah Ketner / $300

New Art for SDCC 2015

Mermaid Kitty paintings

8″ x 10″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$350 each / ready to hang

Buy online here

Year of the Cat

6″ x 8″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood original paintings

$250 each / ready to hang

Buy online here

Nyagira 

hand-painted sofubi figures by Martin Hsu

produced by Mark Nagata

$200 each / signed

Buy online here

Android and Me

20″ x 20″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

one-of-a-kind original painting

$1200 / ready to hang

Buy online here

New Print for SDCC 2015

Ice Cream Kitty

11″ x 14″ print

professionally printed on 100 lb paper

$20 each / Buy online here

Edward Scissorhands

11″ x 14″ print

professionally printed on 100 lb paper

$20 each / Buy online here

Wild Things

11″ x 14″ print

professionally printed on 100 lb paper

$20 each / Buy online here

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Honolulu Museum of Art- Contempo ArtShop Exhibition Artist Martin Hsu with Giant Robot

By Martin | Published: June 9, 2015

Honored to participate in Giant Robot’s exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art-

Contempo #ArtShop June 18th – 28th, 2015.

“See new work by local and international up-and-comers, mid-career trailblazers, and established masters, available for purchase at prices ranging from $100 to $50,000. Pick up an artwork or two. Make art part of your life.”- honolulumuseum.org

*All proceeds from Contempo #ArtShop support the Honolulu Museum of Art’s art education programs.

When:

June 18th – 28th, 2015 / See Complete Art Schedule here

Saturday, June 20th- Giant Robot Day

• 11am Talk Shop: Meet Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura and exhibiting artists
• 1pm: Drawing and painting demonstrations by Luke Chueh and Rob Sato
• 1pm: Docent tour

Where:

Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House

Martin Hsu Artwork:

Proud to present 2 new personal pieces-

Celebrating those who dare to dream

and personifying the fighting spirit

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1. The Dreamer

Iris, 2015

16″ x 20″ / 21″ x 25″ custom framed

acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$2500

(photo in sunlight)

(professional photo capture)

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2. The Fighter

Betta, 2015

16″ x 20″ / 21″ x 25″ custom framed

acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$2500

(photo in sunlight)

(photo in direct sunlight)

For all preview images, info and inquiries please email info@martinhsu.com

 

Sweet Dreams…

 

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Disney Tinker Bell Whispers Art Debut by Martin Hsu at WonderGround Gallery

By Martin | Published: April 30, 2015

When you wish upon a star…

Honored and excited to return to Disney’s WonderGround Gallery for a 5th time!

Debuting a brand new original painting- Tinker Bell Whispers

Tinker Bell Whispers

18″ x 24″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood panel / custom framed

officially commissioned by Disney / 2015©Disney

All original painting inquiries please email info@martinhsu.com

WonderGround Signing Event

Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Time: 11a – 1p

Location: WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District

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Available Tinker Bell Merchandise

Framed giclee canvas prints / Limited Ed. 95

Deluxe matted prints & Postcards

To purchase:

Email- merchandise.guest.services@disneyparks.com

Call- (877)560-6477

More info on Disney Parks Official Website!

Hope to see you there!

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Currently Available at WonderGround Gallery

Lilo and Stitch’s Family Gathering

16″ x 20″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood panel / custom framed

Officially commissioned by Disney / $2200

Available now: merchandise.guest.services@disneyparks.com / (877)560-6477

Ariel’s Golden Wish

Framed giclee canvas / Limited Ed. 95 / Signed & Numbered / $350

Available now: merchandise.guest.services@disneyparks.com / (877)560-6477

Mulan Takes Flight

Framed giclee canvas / Limited Ed. 95 / Signed & Numbered / $350

Available now: merchandise.guest.services@disneyparks.com / (877)560-6477

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Google Android Art Show at Googleplex by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: November 17, 2014

Emo robots and their animal friends!

Honored and excited to produce a new series of original paintings aim to bring life to the much beloved Google Android.

A celebration of friendship, play, and big dreams!

 

Android and Me, official Google art show by Martin Hsu

November, 2014 – February, 2015

Slice Gallery, Googleplex, Mountain View, CA

All inquiries please email info@martinhsu.com

or

visit official Google Slice Gallery website

Android Tunes

20″ x 20″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$1200 SOLD

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Android Food

20″ x 20″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$1200

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Android Dreams

20″ x 20″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$1200 SOLD

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Android Wear

20″ x 20″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$2000 SOLD

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Android Hangouts

24″ x 36″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$3000

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Android Cloud

36″ x 24″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$3000

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Android Love

48″ x 24″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$4000

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Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Exhibition at JANM by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: October 8, 2014

*Update
12/26/14

Honored and excited to have sold my most expensive original painting to date.

Thanks for the good vibes, everyone. I’ll keep trying.

Martin

Sanrio and the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary by exploring her colorful history and influence on art and culture in the first-ever exhibition of its kind. Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty combines a retrospective product-based, historical and sociological examination of the Hello Kitty phenomenon with an art exhibition emphasizing her influence on contemporary art.

Opening October 11th and on view through April 26th, 2015, Hello! will explore the evolution of Hello Kitty through a display of rare and unique pieces from Sanrio’s archives. Also, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions will be offered during the run of the exhibition. Visit www.janm.org/exhibits/hellokitty to learn more!”

Tickets on sale now here

 

Honored to have participated in Hello Kitty’s 35th and Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary Exhibitions in 2009 and 2010.

 

Once Upon A Kitty Wedding by Martin Hsu

24″ x 48″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood, 2009

Sanrio’s 50th Family Vacation by Martin Hsu

36″ x 48″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood, 2010

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Now more than ecstatic to be one of 40 artists creating original artwork in celebration of Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum.

 

 

For Hello Kitty’s 40th, I hiked up a glorious golden mountain seeking a transcending experience…

 

 

On a quest to explore beauty in subtlety…

 

 

Where I stumbled upon fields of romantic peony flowers…

 

 

And greeted by a happy couple that walked among the clouds…

 

 

They spoke of unspoken messages where all love is left unsaid, but understood…

 

I became a believer

 

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Hello Kitty Transcendence

24″ x 36″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

Martin Hsu, 2014

Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Japanese American National Museum

October 11th, 2014 – April 26th, 2015

All inquiries please email hellokittyart@japanla.com

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Become a believer in Kawaii…

 

and take a stroll in the Hello Kitty Dreamscape at JANM with me

 

Click above image for WIP sneak preview video by Bearo

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Hello! is curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA.

Contributing artists include Kozyndan, Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman, Junko Mizuno, Paul Frank, and many more. See all 40 artists here.

 

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Kidrobot SF Dragon Dog Blacky Vinyl Figure Signing by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: September 12, 2014

CHOW CHOW ~ CHOW!

Signing & Release Dragon Dog Blacky at Kidrobot San Francisco!

When: Saturday, 9/20 from 6-8pm

Release: Blacky OG and Blue color variants

FREE exclusive Blacky print with purchase!

See you there!

REJOICE! Dragon Dog Blacky is now available online!

I feel tremendously blessed to be able to design and produce my best buddy for 13.5 years into a figure to bring joy into other people’s lives.

Blacky was a massive black chow chow who could’ve easily been mistaken for a bear. Despite his furry presence, Blacky was the most loving pup with slobber to match.

After Blacky became a Dragon Dog, I made a series of intimate comics titled Blackie in celebration of his majestic life. Circa 2005, they were based on actual events including this one-

The making of Dragon Dog Blacky, the vinyl figure has been exciting and emotional. Wanted to make sure his exuberance and craving for happiness comes through. Weeks later, we had a prototype that was eager to greet the world!

And months later, the little Dragon Dog with purple tongue and golden antlers was ready to fly off to new homes!

As the perfect travel companion, Blacky was especially photogenic with good food!

Dragon Dog Blacky
4″ designer vinyl figure
$25

Exclusive Release: Friday 9/12 at NOON PST in my Shop

Click here to get your own Blacky!

Personally, Blacky represents that special animal friend who will always be a part of us.

I hope he makes you smile! Look out for slobber!

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