New York based Japanese artist Hiroki Otsuka has arrived in Europe for his first solo show, There is No End to More. The title refers to the artist’s collaboration with Berlin based choreographer Jeremy Wade; together they explore the phenomenon of Kawaii, or ‘cuteness’.
Commissioned by the Japan Society NY, their combined exploration premieres on 25th November at the renowned Berlin Hebbel am Ufer theatre. One day later the murals and drawings of Otsuka’s one-man show at Kunstraum Richard Sorge will be unveiled.
The exhibition extends the themes of Kawaii, saturation and alienation into the realm of a shifting and dark sexuality. Otsuka makes an elegant transition from erotic Manga to disturbing fine art, applying intriguing gender twists to his uninhibited explorations of sexuality.