A is taking me to see Takashi Murakami, the Japanese pop artist, this Sunday! I am soooooo excited! We are going to be traveling to Fort Worth, Tx to The Modern Art Museum which has an exhibition of called "The Octopus Eats It's Own Legs". I've been reading "Pop Art: A Critical History" and I've been watching Japanese cinema such as Akira Kurosawa movies. What i'm going to be looking for in this show is pop-art aesthetics such as using mainstream culture and highly saturated colors. From what I've seen online Murakami uses an extraordinary world of colors, which as a colorist myself I am completely in love. Next I'm going to be looking for residual spiritual themes in the art work. I know Buddhism is the major religion in Japan although I'm not sure what Murakami's religious background is. I'm interested in seeing if and how religious iconography emerges in a Murakami art work.
Apart from this previous ideas and feelings I am completely open to whatever the art provides me. I have been following this artist since the the mid 00's. Now that I get a chance to see his work I feel completely enthralled. <3