Sans-culotte ? The expression is to be taken in the first degree, see no reference to the French Revolution. For the 29-year-old Japanese girl apparently does not clutter textile, given the name of its brand, No Panties, literally sans-culotte therefore. However, the artist will not only exhibit her paintings, but will also offer her t-shirts, sweaters, and custom mugs, at her “No Panties art show” tonight in Providence.
The autodidact born in Tokyo explains having started painting thanks to her mother, illustrator. Inspired by the 1940s pinups, old movies and vintage photos, No Panties chose her name in reference to the “No parking” signs in the 80s American photo books. She then elaborated her logo with a sulphurous pinup nude, posing on a surfboard on the poster of the exhibition.
Romantic, Lazy, Joker, (Romantic, Flemmarde, Joker), with each pinup his character written in bold on his clothes. In addition to her paintings, Mana will also exhibit her wooden collaborations with Japanese artist Yanagida Masami, “my mentor,” she explains. In love with the Basque coast, “colors and cute houses,” Mana says she would definitely like to move to Biarritz one day.
Her instagram : @no__panties__
Photo credit : @sarahsegalla