So Sweet! MR. in Hong Kong

ArtAsiaPacific
Oct 30, 2013 7:31AM

This October, at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong, contemporary Japanese artist MR. debuted ten large-scale acrylic works as well as a handful of watercolors created in the last year-and-a-half.  Celebrating the ascension of anime to the ranks of high culture, MR. inundates the picture plane with 7-Eleven products, graffiti text and dancing punctuation, all of which enshrine devotional images of young girls. Much like a sugar-high, the artist highlights the visceral and irrational state caused by excessive consumption.

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