1xRUN sat down to catch up prolific Brooklyn-based artist Aiko to discuss her latest edition, Lovers, a new 10-layer stencil screen print for the upcoming 1xRUN x Juxtapoz Print Suite for Scope Miami Beach 2015.
"This is one of the images that I cut out around 2007 and since then it has become one of my signature images. I have been taking this stencil with me to travel and paint in different cities for nearly 10 years. I wanted to make a new print using my classic image for this special project with 1xRUN and Juxtapoz, and this image is something that will welcome both old and new audiences.
I love to create images related to romantic momentos, lovers and kisses. My subjects are pretty much always about romantic stories, lovers and sexy girls in everyday life. My name, Aiko — which is the most common Japanese girl’s name — means love. Love has been my theme throughout my entire life, even from early childhood. I have loved creating art ever since I was little girl. I was always making art for myself, my mom, my family and my classmates. Just for fun. I enjoy making something that gives us a good feeling, and creating something beautiful that I can share with everyone. Something that is full of love." - Aiko
Lovers is 18 x 24 Inches 10-Color Stencil + Screen Print On 290gsm Coventry Fine Art Paper with an edition of only 40. You will also have the choice of getting a hand embellished edition as well.
On sale Thursday at 1xRUN.com at NOON EST