This Friday sees the opening of Japanese artist/illustrator Shohei Otomo’s solo show Fools Paradise. On show until the end of the month, the exhibition is presented in collaboration with Backwoods Gallery and is set to be an interesting snapshot of modern Japan for those who attend.
With all works created with a humble ballpoint pen, the intricacy and skill involved is mind-blowing to say the least. I suppose this is not surprisingly when you’re the son of legendary author and illustrator, Katsuhiro Otomo, who created a little film you may have heard of called AKIRA.
For this exhibition, SHOHEI comments on the contradictions inherent in modern Japan, as well as the tradition meets contemporary life juxtapositions and the heroes/ghosts of Fukushima: Dark anonymous figures shrouded in ghostly white uniforms emblazoned with the Rising Sun.
The show is comprised of 38 original pieces and several limited edition prints. For more information visit the Backwoods Gallery website. Preview images in the gallery and show details below.
FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 6PM-8PM
7TH – 28TH SEPTEMBER 2012
MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 11AM ~ 6PM
SATURDAY : 12PM ~ 4PM
LESLEY KEHOE GALLERIES
GROUND FLOOR, 101 COLLINS ST,
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA