Gallery Nucleus Hosts Ilya Kuvshinov’s First Los Angeles Art Exhibition

On July 24th, Gallery Nucleus opened up Ilya Kuvshinov and Yusuke Kozaki’s solo art exhibits to the public. Kuvshinov, the Tokyo-based Russian artist, is best known for his character designs in Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045. Alongside his exhibit open was Yusuke Kozaki, who is known for his Fire Emblem Awakening and AI: The Somnium Files character designs. Kozaki’s work is featured on the gallery’s second floor, while Kuvshinov’s is featured front and center on the first floor.

Much of Kuvshinov’s work is digital, however he created twelve hand drawn art pieces specifically for the solo exhibition. It’s a rare opportunity to see his “analog” style artwork, which were drawn with ballpoint pens and Posca markers.

Meanwhile, Kozaki’s gallery was comprised of his sketches from Fire Emblem Awakening as well as No More Heroes, most of which have been featured in his previous Gallery Nucleus exhibits.

Both solo exhibitions will run until August 8th, 2021. Many of the pieces themselves have already sold out, but there are plenty of gallery specific prints available. Luckily, for those who can’t make it in person, a digital exhibition is available through the Gallery Nucleus website.

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Kalai Chik

Pop culture writer focusing on animation, music, and games. Los Angeles native, USC alumni, and contributor for Asia Pacific Arts since 2015. Follow me on Twitter, @kalai_chik.

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