TOSHIO SAEKI » 111 Minna Gallery
One of Japan’s most infamous artists, Toshio Saeki has cultivated a unique and shocking style – blending traditional Japanese technique with his own twisted imagination. Saeki’s artwork is a synthesis of depraved vision and incredible artistic ability.
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“A famous writer once described my works as ‘obviously peculiar’ and I cannot completely deny that,” he said. ”I want to surprise people, make them happy, and if possible, even completely enchant the minds of those who see my work. To realize that, I will choose whatever method it takes, and will not limit myself.”
Saeki embraces the controversial nature of his work. He seeks to challenge social norms by placing the unconscious in plain view.
“In the modern world, where one rarely stops to think about the truth behind the moment, you might enjoy it if you take a peep at my mysterious and strange illusions,” he said. “To those who frown at them, I want to place the drawings right in front of your face and ask if you really disapprove. I’m always thinking, how wonderful it would be to give shape to psychological pictures which everyone hides and holds deep within them.”