The Wonderful World of Murakami

The Wonderful World of Murakami
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The Perrotin Gallery hosts a new monographic exhibition of Murakami, marking the culmination of an over-twenty-year collaboration between the Japanese artist and the French gallery. On display, the new creations, but still with the unmistakable style of the artist - a mix of shades from the worlds of “manga” and “anime”. Images that have become icons, which upon first viewing seem quite simple but hide an extraordinary complexity, both in the tiny paintings, rich in microscopic detail, as well as the mammoth-sized works, such as the ambitious acrylic painting Untitled, 15 metres long. This huge painting also hosts one of the most recurring motifs in the enchanted universe of Murakami - the famed smiling flowers, radiant and as colourful as rainbows. And, of course, there’s his celebrated character, in continuous evolution, the historic and extravagant Mr. DOB. The artist’s alter-ego for expressing his rebellious spirit and his artistic struggle.

Chiara Vedovetto - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai