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b. 1969, Japan

Mr. Biography

Mr. (b. 1969, Cupa, Japan) graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Sokei Art School in Tokyo in 1996. Mr.'s work simultaneously studies and partakes in otaku, the Japanese "cute" subculture marked by fetishistic obsession with young adolescents, technology, sci-fi literature, manga, anime, and video games. Like his fellow Superflat artists, Mr. approaches the visual language of manga as a means of examining Japanese culture at large, fusing high and low forms of contemporary expression. Mr.'s paintings play with the hyper-sexualized portrayal of young women prevalent in otaku; know in Japan as "lolicon," the term is originally shorthand for "Lolita Complex" but in usage has come to refer to the otaku preference for explicitly fictional young girls.

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Mr. has exhibited internationally in both group and solo exhibitions including the acclaimed 2005 exhibition Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, Japan Society, New York; RED HOT: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas (2007); KRAZY! The Delerious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (2008); Animate, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (2009); Exhibition Kyoto-Tokyo: From Samurais to Mangas, Grimaldi Forum (2010); Leeahn Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2010). Mr.'s work is represented in numerous public and private collections worldwide. The artist lives and works in Saitama, just outside of Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Featured Artworks

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Izakaya Totoro by Mr. contemporary artwork
Mr.Izakaya Totoro, 2016Watercolour, pen and pencil on paper
23 x 17.5 cm
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On a Pedestrian Overpass by Mr. contemporary artwork
Mr.On a Pedestrian Overpass, 2016Watercolour, pen and pencil on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
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Mom Is Late Coming Home by Mr. contemporary artwork
Mr.Mom Is Late Coming Home, 2016Watercolour, pen and pencil on paper
24.2 x 17.5 cm
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I Stopped By on My Way Home from After School Club by Mr. contemporary artwork
Mr.I Stopped By on My Way Home from After School Club, 2012Watercolour, pen and pencil on paper
28.6 x 20.2 cm
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15:53 While Listening to Tokyo Broadcast Station Radio by Mr. contemporary artwork
Mr.15:53 While Listening to Tokyo Broadcast Station Radio, 2017Acrylic on linen mounted on wood panel
180.2 x 162 cm
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Untitled by Mr. contemporary artwork
Mr.Untitled, 2018Acrylic on canvas mounted on wood panel
90 x 113 cm
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I Wanna Go to the Matsuri by Mr. contemporary artwork
Mr.I Wanna Go to the Matsuri, 2017Watercolor, pen, and pencil on paper
23.3 x 17.5 cm
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At the Shoe Locker by Mr. contemporary artwork
Mr.At the Shoe Locker, 2016watercolor and pencil on paper
21.5 x 17.5 cm
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Mr. Recent Exhibitions

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Mr. In Ocula Magazine

Rachel Lehmann Ocula Conversation Rachel Lehmann Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Rachel Lehmann is not only one half of the gallery powerhouse that is Lehmann Maupin , but she is also an international citizen of the world. Lehmann was born in Asmara, Ethiopia, and studied at the University of Fribourg in France. She worked at the legendary Sonnabend Gallery in New York, and was the proprietor of two contemporary galleries in...

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Mr. In Related Press

Japanese Artist Mr.: "I Don't Interact With The Brighter Side Of Life” Related Press Japanese Artist Mr.: "I Don't Interact With The Brighter Side Of Life” 14 September 2018, Hong Kong Tatler

With its cast of big-eyed, childlike "kawaii" characters, Mr.'s art may appear playful and carefree—but there's a darkness that lurks behind the 49-year-old Japanese artist's paintings.

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