About artist Atsushi Kaga:
Behind the playful and surreal façade of Atsushi Kaga’s misleadingly simple and faux-crude works lurks territory wherein the artist confronts serious issues of cultural politics, the complex search for personal identity and the daily philosophical crises of facing the harsh realities of the world. Influenced by the Japanese story-telling cultures of Manga and Anime, his razor-sharp humor and extraordinary imagination takes the viewer, on a journey of exploration through a complex but very funny, alternate world. Originally from Tokyo, Atsushi Kaga studied Fine Art at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, graduating in 2005. Forthcoming projects include a solo presentation with mother’s tankstation at FIAC, Paris and an exhibition at Kantor Art, LA. Kaga made a critically acclaimed first solo museum exhibition at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny, in 2008 “I want to give love to socially neglected parts of you”.
More on Atsushi: http://www.atsushikaga.com/