Inspiration: Yoshitomo Nara Expo, LondonStephen Friedman Gallery – Contemporary Art

Inspiration: Yoshitomo Nara Expo, LondonStephen Friedman Gallery – Contemporary Art
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Guy Brighton
  • 16 february 2006

Yoshitomo Nara is well known for his cartoon-like drawings, paintings and sculptures of children and animals sporting adult expressions, provocative stances and salty vocabularies. His mixed-media paintings, sculptures and doodle-like drawings on the backs of envelopes combine musical references with iterations of kawaii, or cute. Not only does his work resonate with an international language of youthful alienation, anger and bemusement, but it also appeals to adults who maintain a connection with their childhood.

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