Daikichi Amano Exhibition at Bongout, Berlin
By Rollerblade on September 24, 2009
Daikichi Amano has become one of the most exciting new visual artists working in Japan today, earning himself an international cult following. Drawing on iconography and mythology, Amano creates savage warriors, sea monsters, and devoured Sirens. He places them in all-consuming dioramas, evoking dramatic primal fears and dark desires. Explicit images follow!
Amano has brought to life the woodcut printed characters of traditional Shunga imagery (Japanese erotica), in a modern day interpretation. Looking at these images in the flesh, you will notice a strangely seductive power.
The photographs in this exhibition do not hang in the shadows of their parental hardcore films. Rather, their conception, which inherits a lively narrative, is saturated with mystique.
Amano is a master director, producer, editor, photographer, columnist and pornographer. With the help from his studio, Genki-Genki, Amano challenges the conceptual line between art and pornography, and continually obscures this divide for future generations.
The exhibition runs from September 23 – October 31, 2009
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 23rd at 19:00
Bongout will publish the first compilation of Amano’s photographs, available Autumn/Winter 2009.
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