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PARKHOTEL MONDSCHEIN

A Rich Cultural History Combined with a Refined Design Aesthetic at this Modern Luxe Hotel

FUFU KYOTO

An Intimate Luxury Hotel that Entwines Traditional Japanese Dining, Architecture and Hospitality with Modern Elegance

JACQUEMUS PARIS

A Pure Interior Led By Playfulness and Surprise

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

The Charred-Brick 'Black Box' Presenting The Beauty Of Theatre & Performance

GAIA

British Artist Luke Jerram’s Explores The Vastness of Our Earth

Honouring ISSEY MIYAKE

The Legacy Remains: Merging Art & Fashion, East & West, Tradition & Technical Innovation

UNITED PLACES BOTANIC GARDENS

Local and Luxurious, A Melbourne Boutique Hotel That Gets It Right

Naoshima Ryokan ROKA

Designed by Okayama-based studio Nottuo, a New Modern Stay on Japan’s ‘Art Island’

Restaurang ÄNG

NORM Architects Creates A Light-Filled Glasshouse For The Michelin-Starred Restaurant

JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE SS23

As Ever, The Joy Of Movement & Ease of Pleats Prevails

Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Artist Theaster Gates Designs the 21st Pavilion

BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

Serpentine Pavilions 2000-2021

A Champ Online Retrospective Of Two Decades of The Radical Architectural Event

PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

The Beauty Of Indian Textile Craftsmanship In ISSEY MIYAKE Sub-Brand HaaT's SS22 Collection

HIROKI TSUKUDA

Creating Worlds Where Reality And The Unrealistic Coexist

October, 2015
Hiroki Tsukuda in his Tokyo studio, 2014 © Photo: Shin Hamada for Ala Champ Issue 8

Architecture, nature and graphic visuals fuse together in Tokyo-based artist Hiroki Tsukuda‘s incredible artwork. His large-scale drawings are an impressive collection of spontaneous watercolour and calligraphic strokes, paired with structured, architectural-like composition of lines and spaces. A strong sense of nature is also poetically present, with a plethora of green living structures carefully curated in the gallery space often found to accompany.

Hiroki’s works make use of many common motifs such as cityscapes and architecture, with natural landscapes of wood and waterfronts, while simultaneously incorporating drawn geometric planes and symbolic elements. Hiroki’s gallerist NANZUKA explains, “True to his word, Tsukuda’s work reveals a perspective of the world in which reality and the unrealistic coexist.” 

Hiroki was featured in Ala Champ Issue 8 (2014)
Photography: Shin Hamada for Ala Champ
Words: Joanna Kawecki

Hiroki Tsukuda in his Tokyo studio, 2014 © Photo: Shin Hamada for Ala Champ Issue 8
BoTS (2014) © Hiroki Tsukuda
BoTS (2014) © Hiroki Tsukuda
The Cave (2013) © Hiroki Tsukuda
October, 2015