Exhibition “Cute Tunes for Serious Sapiens” 2022
Ascaso Gallery in Miami brings together four artists for its ‘Cute Tunes for Serious Sapiens’ exhibition which presents a mix of viewpoints sharing similarities in explorations of their individual ‘inner child’. Navigating beyond traditional artistic methods and styles, the works are equally welcoming with a healthy balance between playful aesthetics and artistic practices.
Works by Javier Martin, Masako Miki, Noritoshi Mitsuuchi and Takeru Amano are spread throughout the light and airy space, adding a rainbow of colors against a perfectly clean white backdrop. While the overall influence of the set is from Japanese anime and manga culture, the exhibition leaves room for everyone’s freedom from our unrestrained childish creativity and lake of individuality.
Taking a look at each artist’s work, Takeru Amano paints his figures based on Western art history in a super flat style on bright and vibrant backgrounds. Javier Martin takes a different approach using different forms of mediums with the combination of paint, printmaking and neon color strips to create his “Blindness” portraits.
Noritoshi Mitsuuchi’s plays are inspired by Japan’s famous ‘kawaii’ culture with characters resembling cartoons as if taken from children’s books. Masako Miki has constructed fun and vibrant sculptures that are not just to satisfy humor, but mimic folkloric creatures such as shapeshifters or yōkai found in Shinto.
“Cute Tunes for Serious Sapiens” is playing now until April 28.
For more information on the art, take a look at the Museum of the Future’s “Journey of the Pioneers” exhibit.
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