Jiro Osuga is a mature artist represented in London and New York by the Flowers Gallery. His work is in the Museum of London collection and he has regularly exhibited with Flowers since 1999, acquiring a reputation for putting on truly original shows. His most ambitious to date was a life-size installation of a café, aptly named ‘Café Jiro’, which displayed careful observation of a real life setting while populating the café with historic or imaginary characters – mixing past and present in ways that were both provocative and charming; the whole coated with disarming humour. See www.planetjiro.com
Did you know the Tate Gallery started in Streatham? Did you know the largest theatre outside the West End is in Streatham? Did you know one of this country’s best loved architects built his largest house in Streatham? And that one of London’s most dedicated painters lives and works in Streatham right now? Answers to these questions and many more in The Streatham Sketchbook.
by Jiro Osuga and Mireille Galinou
photography by Torla Evans