A catalogue of the exhibition at the Yokohama museum of art in September 2012, this book covers new work by Japanese Pop artist Nara Yoshitomo, known for his curious depictions of pastel-hued children drawn with cartoonish lines and a refined arrangement of colored planes. They have a variety of expressions: some appear defiant and aggressive while others seem melancholic or contemplative. Behind their outwardly cute appearance lies the suggestion of a strong will and inexplicable emotions, reminders of the depth of human psychology within the deceptively simple subject matter. Paintings, drawings and sculptures fill the pages; includes texts by the artist and curator.
Cover Image: Yoshitomo Nara, Under the Hazy Sky, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 194.8 x 162 cm © Yoshitomo Nara 2012
- 144pages, 23 x 28 x 2 cm
- Color illustrations
- Language: Japanese/English