We’ve seen his subversive street art and stickers all over Tokyo since the Fukushima disaster, and his message (the clue’s in the name) seems to be spreading. Now The Pink Cow, in Roppongi, is hosting a retrospective of his work.
The artist still won’t reveal his name or face to the public eye, but his art is unmistakably recognizable: at first they are beautiful depictions of young children in raincoats or birds flying, yet from up close you will see a strong message alluding to nuclear dangers, an unstable political climate and wasted taxes. The drawings have become a part of our daily landscape, and the attention-grabbing, powerful messages are difficult to ignore; they have even grabbed the attention of Rolling Stone magazine, The Financial Times, The Economist and the Wall Street Journal amongst others.
Dubbed “The Japanese Banksy”, the revolutionary and controversial artist is showcasing a selection of his work for the whole month of June. It’s an opportunity to learn a bit more about this (now) iconic cultural figure, and is an eye-opener about the situation in Japan post 3/11. You can read further about the artist and browse through some of the prints on his website.
281 Anti Nuke Retrospective (click for more)
When: until June 30th
Where: The Pink Cow, Roppongi (see map)
How much: Free