︎Justin Daashuur Hopkins
︎︎ Artist_ Filmmaker





Collected Works
2012 - 2019︎︎︎





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NOH / WAVE
Co-founder, Art Director, Curator : 2016—︎

 
NOH / WAVE
is a multidisciplinary Los Angeles based artist collective working in Little Tokyo.

In the Japanese tradition of Noh theatre, there is often a supernatural being that shifts to human form to personify the heroic journey. This works as a metaphor for divine inspiration and is the seed for all great works of art. This is an important homage to the co-founders Japanese American heritage.

NOH / WAVE, similar to the New Wave movements, is more concerned with innovation rather than traditionalism and seeks to expand the cultural lexicon through organic communal growth.

NOH / WAVE celebrates collaboration with the belief that true brilliance lies between the intersection and interaction of varying experiences and insights.




“There is no new wave only the ocean.”
- Claude Chabrol











Vacant Boat 
How To Dress Well
Client :
How to Dress Well
Domino Records

Directed by:
Justin Daashuur Hopkins

Full Credits






“Lotus Eater | for Rembrandt and Rauschenberg”
oil and plastisol on wood panel
18x24”



This painting was completed over the course of a year long period of experimentation. Each phase was done while in an altered state under the influence of traditional Blue Lotus tea.

2018







Body Fat

How To Dress Well
Client :
How to Dress Well
Domino Records

Written & Directed by:
Justin Daashuur Hopkins +
Tom Krell

Edited by : Justin Daashuur Hopkins

Produced by :
NOH / WAVE

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“Lost for Life”

oil on reclaimed canvas from WWII military garments. (canvas hand dyed and prepared by Sasoon Markarian)
58" x 37"




The material this is painted on was hand dyed and prepared by Sasoon Markarian. He uses almost exclusively reclaimed military pieces from as early as world war 1. I’m not sure if this ever saw combat although it has plenty of wear and tear and signs of extreme distress - some of it was inflicted by me and some by total strangers of past generations.

I hand stitched  the grommets and patches myself. The original collage that serves as the backbone of the composition came from a photo shoot James Mountford and I conducted at my studio, NOH / WAVE in downtown.

The piece is suspended and hangs loose on the wall by vintage repurposed tack nails in order to display the full range of violence acted upon the piece.

2018 - Showing at “Bloom” at Booth Gallery / NYC