Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Libidoll No. 1, 1985, oil on shaped canvas
E'wao Kagoshima, at Mitchell Algus.... a sampling of work from 1976-2008.
Triangle Explosion, 2008, oil on canvas, 16x16.
I see a Tengu peeking out between the man's face and the skull... maybe his brain is still Tengu... be careful, lady!
Overtime (Black Fate) , 2008, oil on canvas
The Keyhole, 2005 or 2006... can't remember which one it is, there are two paintings with the same title. See the black keyhole in the center?
Purification, 2008, oil on canvas - click to see it larger.
That is Futamigaura in the Noh mouth... or actually Meota-iwa, the "wedded rocks", of Futamigaura. Lots of artists have been inspired by Futamigaura... Kunisada (1830), Hiroshige (1858), Kawase Hasui.
Spooky Futamigaura, 2004 - one of my Futamigaura-inspired paintings. Someone said it looks like the Pac-man ghosts.