Friday, August 24, 2012
SHOHEI OTOMO – FOOLS PARADISE – FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER
Backwoods Gallery, in collaboration with Lesley Kehoe Galleries, is proud to present a visceral and energetic snapshot of modern Japan though the eyes of illustrative genius Shohei Otomo.
Working mostly in ballpoint pen, Shohei Otomo’s insightful depictions of Japan expose both its commercial facade and deepest underground culture. Delivered with an unmistakable level of biting political analysis and technical perfection, Shohei’s work straddles the worlds of art, graphic design, anime and punk.
Son of the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo the prolific author and illustrator who has shaped so much of Japanese culture with titles such as AKIRA, Shohei’s work takes his fathers legacy into the next generation.
We are exceedingly proud to be exhibiting new, unseen and familiar works by Shohei Otomo, all originals insanely rendered in ballpoint pen, limited edition prints by the artists will also be available.
For Shohei Otomo, Backwoods is working with Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Australia’s leading gallery for Japanese contemporary art, located in the Melbournce CBD.
HAKUCHI (FOOLS PARADISE) by SHOHEI OTOMO
Friday 7th September 6PM-8PM
7th – 28th September 2012
On display Monday to Friday : 11an ~ 6pn
Saturdays : 12pm ~ 4pm
Lesley Kehoe Galleries
GROUND FLOOR, 101 COLLINS ST,
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA