Kaoruko "New Paintings"

Mike Weiss Gallery

poster for Kaoruko "New Paintings"

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Japanese artist Kaoruko’s large-scale paintings depicting women in their private domestic spaces draw upon both the rich cultural history of her homeland as well as her experiences as a former Japanese pop star. Her highly codified motifs sourced from traditional prints and textiles are juxtaposed with figures defiant against the contemporary Japanese construct of kawaii, which values the feminine in terms of ‘cuteness’ and ‘adorability.’ The resulting imagery takes on a feminist stance and underscores the complexity of the modern Japanese woman.

[Image: Kaoruko "Iron" (2010) Acrylic, screen printing and sumi on canvas 72 x 48 in.]



from November 17, 2011 to January 07, 2012

Opening Reception on 2011-11-17 from 18:00 to 20:00



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