Takeru Amano lets loose with high saturation neo-pop graffiti.
In Venus, Amano employs energetic strokes of colour to define a puzzled, blushing face. Drips and textures created by the artist’s airbrush are transformed into seven silkscreen layers.
Amano frames his subject with a kaleidoscope of concave diamonds defined in thick, blunt-edged strokes. A strained expression – wide eyes, tight lips – instils the unsettling undercurrent which lingers throughout his practice. With this undercurrent, Amano reflects the world we live in – musing on the contrast between non-stop visual culture and the troubled individuals who consume it.
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