Cosplay Hanyuu

‘Cosplay Hanyuu’ © 2017 Carlos Aleman

‘Feathers’ © 2017 Carlos Aleman

Inspired by the ever-growing interest in cosplay, this young woman shows her love for anime by identifying with the character of a frozen queen. The elaborate headdress and jewelry represent countless of hours preparation leading to a type of performance art. The painting is a mixture of pop and realism, emerging from a two dimensional representation with a feather boa soliciting our response or touch.

Press Release: Ai Bo Represention


Mixed Media Paintings available on the Internet and Venues in North America!


SUNRISE, FL (July 28, 2017) – Ai Bo Gallery has announced today that it signed an exclusive agreement with Carlos Aleman to represent his catalog of original paintings.

Aleman’s work includes Cosplay Defenders, inspired by Japanese ‘Manga’ comic books, the triumphant Kitsugi Samurai, a take on Japanese Anime and the tradition of ‘kintsugi,’ the art of repairing broken pottery with gold, Red, a girl wearing a traditional Chinese qipao depicting an emperor made of flowers, and Space Geisha: Ruler of the Galaxy, a blending of pop surrealism and steam-punk.

“Ai Bo Gallery is excited to add Carlos Aleman as one of our select group of represented artists” says Glenn Aber, Owner and Director of Ai Bo Gallery. “Carlos is able to identify present day cultural memes and translate them into a Zen-like, anime quality that transcends viewer’s everyday expectations.”

Aleman’s work emphasizes the popularity of Anime and Cosplay among the American youth, reflecting a geek culture spirit of the age that mutually inspires artist and art lover. Taking advantage of the zeitgeist, he conveys the more subtle and profound concepts of eastern thought such as mono no aware (an artistic sensitivity to the beauty of impermanence) with the seemingly frivolous pursuits of fashion and pop culture.

Aleman’s paintings will be offered in multiple platforms and venues ( over the next several years with additional venues to be announced.

Contact: Glenn Aber, Owner & Director, Ai Bo Gallery –


Event schedule

The official schedule for Saturday 6/10/17!

12:00 p.m. – Cosplay prejudging
12:00 p.m. – Exhibitor area opens (Ballrooms)
12:00 p.m. – Food vendors open (Rotunda)
12:30 p.m. – “Ponyo,” rated G (Theatre)
2:30 p.m. – “Otaku Mode” Art Talk featuring Carlos Aleman (Theatre)
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Calligraphy Art (Ballrooms)
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Origami Workshops (Ballrooms)
3:30 p.m. – “My Neighbor Totoro,” rated G (Theatre)
4:00 p.m. – “Anime-Japan” Art Reception (Gallery)
5:30 p.m. – Final Cosplay Showing (Theatre); Prejudging at noon
7:00 p.m. – Yoshiko Taiko Dojo Drummers (Theatre); Tickets required

City of Sunrise Civic Ctr.
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