A French artist bends the rules of photography, printing and graffiti.

poster for Frank Le Petit

Frank Le Petit "Photograffiti"

at Clear Gallery Tokyo
in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
This event has ended - (2009-10-21 - 2009-10-25)

In Photo Reports by William Andrews 2009-10-25

In a city where even the big galleries are tucked away, it is inevitable that there are some hidden gems. Clear Edition and Gallery is one of those.

TABlog went along to the Shibuya gallery for the reception party held to celebrate French artist K-narf (Frank Le Petit) finishing his two-day art project, a work-in-progress exhibition where he created images through peeling off printed photos to discover new shapes and forms.

Clear Edition and Gallery sits in an unassuming residential street.

The camera used to capture K-narf's progress over the two days.There was also a screening of the speeded-up film documenting K-narf's work.

The exhibition also culminated in the release of K-narf's book 'wonderland trip' and some neat playing cards.

The work area for K-narf's photograffiti and the huge printer he used.

For more on K-narf, visit his website.

William Andrews

William Andrews. William Andrews came to Japan in 2004. He first lived in Osaka, where he was a translator for Kansai Art Beat. Arriving in Tokyo in 2008, he now works as an writer, editor and translator. He writes a blog about Japanese radicalism and counterculture ( and one about Tokyo contemporary theatre ( He is the author of Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture, from 1945 to Fukushima. » See other writings


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