Taking inspiration from sources ranging from horror and science fiction films to Buddhism and Japanese folklore, Motohiko Odani has pushed the boundaries of sculptural aesthetics in three-dimensional and multimedia works that evoke physical sensation and psychological states. In 2003, he was among the artists who represented Japan in the Venice Biennale, and his first solo exhibition outside Asia, "Motohiko Odani: Depth of the Body," was installed at Albertz Benda Gallery in New York City in 2016. This photo of a cat playfully refers to a major theme in Odani’s recent works, namely prosthetics.
Image rights: Courtesy of Yamamoto Gendai, © Motohiko Odani
About Motohiko Odani
Japanese, b. 1972, Kyoto, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan