Kabuki-mono (2016)

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I tried to make a turtle that had flashy colors and adopted kabuki as a design aesthetic. The Japanese word for kabuki seems to originate from the verb “to be out of the ordinary”, a popular term from the end of the Warring States Period to the beginning of the Edo Period, which described the strange attires and deeds of the kabuki. As time passes, even a style so-called heretic like kabukimono will eventually be sublimated to tradition. In addition, the paint coating the turtle catches dirt and dust, giving the shell and the skin different textures

Mediums: acrylic on paper

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