TOKYO///RIEKO SAKURAI’S INNER DEMONS…

November 21, 2007  |  Uncategorized

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Tokyo-based painter RIEKO SAKURAI draws obvious inspiration from the likes of Margaret Keane, traditional Japanese Nihonga painting, and the ubiquitous Manga of her native Japan. The resulting oil paintings are an ominous hybrid of unsettling imagery that portrays the dark undercurrent of Japan's sugary Pop Culture and offers a noir meditation on the omnipresent cult of "kawaii" (super-cute) imagery that so deeply pervades the island nation's youth culture. On display now at Tokyo's GALLERY UNSEAL, the new series shown here constitutes one of the best shows of the city's fall gallery season. HAVE A LOOK:

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