Madsaki, born in 1974 in Osaka, Japan, is a contemporary artist known for his unique style that combines elements of graffiti, Japanese manga, and pop culture. Madsaki, whose real name is Masaki Kaoru, moved to the United States in 1994 to study at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Madsaki gained prominence in the art world for his satirical reinterpretations of iconic paintings and works from art history, which he calls "Wannabe" series. By recreating famous masterpieces in his distinctive style, Madsaki aims to challenge the notion of high art and question the value society places on these well-regarded works. His work often incorporates the use of spray paint, drips, and bold colors, as well as text and slogans, giving his art a street art/graffiti feel. Madsaki is also known for his collaborations with other artists and brands, such as Takashi Murakami and the Japanese fashion label Hysteric Glamour. Madsaki's art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and his pieces are highly sought after by collectors.
Takashi Murakami TM/KK Flower Skateboard Art Deck by Takashi Murakami TM/KK x Madsaki
Flower Skateboard Art Deck by Takashi Murakami TM/KK x Madsaki Limited Edition Archival Print on Wood Skateboard Deck by Street Artwork Graffiti Artist. 2018 Limited Edition Skateboard Artwork Size Approximately 8x31 Skateboard Art Deck Brand New Perfect Condition The Takashi Murakami TM/KK x Madsaki skateboard is a collaboration between two Japanese contemporary artists, Takashi Murakami, and Madsaki. The skateboard was released in 2019 as part of a series of limited edition skateboards produced by Murakami's company, Kaikai Kiki. The skateboard features a black & white design that combines elements from both artists' styles. Murakami is known for his use of black & white and cartoon-like flowers, while Madsaki often incorporates graffiti and street art into his work. The design on the skateboard features a mix of these styles, with bold, graphics and a graffiti-inspired background. The TM/KK x Madsaki skateboard is part of a larger trend of contemporary artists collaborating with skateboard companies to create limited-edition skateboards. These collaborations often attract both art collectors and skateboard enthusiasts, who appreciate the unique designs and the opportunity to own a piece of functional art.