This fantastically circuitous drawing, simultaneously humorous and horrific, features found objects the artist collected from his Brooklyn neighborhood. Kagoshima's work layers vivid imaginary worlds with the physicality and strangeness of everyday detritus. The artist's evocative visual language straddles both New York pop and Japanese cartoons, while also referencing the intuitive practice of the surrealists—inviting viewers to dive deep into complex narratives of a cultural subconscious.
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E'wao Kagoshima’s evocative visual language straddles the purviews of both New York pop, Japanese cartoons and the intuitive practice of the surrealists. The artist’s early works, made before his move to New York, pull from his autobiography as an artist coming of age in post-war Japan. Kagoshima’s artwork invites viewers into a cultural subconscious that is at once playful and haunting.