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Tokyo Aoyama was born in 1981 in Akita Japan. His paintings are the essence of nature and inspired in space, mythology and psychedelic mental states.
Tokyo is inspired by many artists and musicians to express themselves through art. Some of his favorites are: Picasso, Mati Klarwein, Dali, Ernst Fuchs, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Sly Stone, Janis Joplin and Basquiat. He respects to these artists for their individuality and his message of peace, love ascension and promoted through their artwork.
Tokyo is also strongly influenced by religious art from around the world. He believes that the ancients had a direct communication with the gods and that showed in their art forms. His art is its soul and philosophy of life. Art drives him to continue creating and expressing in the best way he knows.
He has worked with many musicians like Afra (Japanese human beatboxer), Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dead Prez, Dudley Perkins, Snoop Dogg, Janis Gaye (ex-wife of Marvin Gaye), Omar, Brain Jackson, Akala, Ras G Foundation Jerry Garcia and many others.
Currently, he is working with Grammy Award winner, the music producer Shafiq Husayn and Jdilla Foundation. Achieving a place on the list of "42 modern psychedelic visionary artists you need to know."
|Participation Date:||21 2016 December|