Motohiko Odani, ‘Terminal Impact (in the case of the fortune cat A)’, 2015, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2016

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.


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Image rights: Courtesy of Yamamoto Gendai, © Motohiko Odani

About Motohiko Odani

Japanese, b. 1972, Kyoto, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan

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Yamamoto Gendai at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015