The world of Mr.

Hailing from the Kaikai Kiki collective – the ‘factory’ created by Japanese superstar artist Takashi Murakami, Mr. is a young Japanese artist who has gradually been moving out of the shadow of his mentor. As an exemplar of such Japanese concepts as kawaii (cuteness) and lolicom (a shortened version of the English phrase Lolita Complex), Mr. is on one end of a spectrum of work, which Murakami has dubbed Superflat and whose other extreme encompasses cartoonish narratives, which lovingly describe the wreckage of nuclear apocalypses and violent cosmic battles.

Mr. The Boy Who Came to Ikebukuro, 2006

The Boy Who Came to Ikebukuro, 2006

Mr. v 2005

V, 2005

Mr. And then It's Kobe, 2003

And then It's Kobe, 2003

Mr. I have a headache ! Oh, 100 yen, 2002

I have a headache ! Oh, 100 yen, 2002

View of the exhibition - Little Boy The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture

View of the exhibition - Little Boy The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture

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