Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Your Dog by Nara

One of the best-know artists working in Japan today, Yoshitomo Nara draws heavily on the traditions of anime, comic books and cartoons so strongly associated with Japanese popular culture. In his paintings, sculptures and drawings, he creates a world of children and animals deceptively simple in their cartoon-like forms while subtly merging youth and innocence with an underlying sense of impish defiance.

Your Dog is one of Nara's largest and most famous art works. Its white, smooth surfaces give it a particular quality of purity while its gargantuan size lends a hint of menace.

We saw Your Dog at the Palm Springs Art Museum.