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Opening Night: Kazuki Takamatsu’s “Japanese Ideology of Puberty”

Using countless transparent layers of gouache, Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 16) creates paintings that mimic 3D depth mapping technology. Takamatsu executes this holograph-like effect entirely by hand, giving his viewers a glimpse into an illusory world populated by ghostly, Lolita-esque figures. Takamatsu recently opened his solo show, "Japanese Ideology of Puberty," at Culver City's Corey Helford Gallery. Take a look at some opening night photos courtesy of Theonepointeight to view the exquisite level of detail in Takamatsu's paintings. The exhibition will be on view through May 11. See more after the jump!

Using countless transparent layers of gouache, Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 16) creates paintings that mimic 3D depth mapping technology. Takamatsu executes this holograph-like effect entirely by hand, giving his viewers a glimpse into an illusory world populated by ghostly, Lolita-esque figures. Takamatsu recently opened his solo show, “Japanese Ideology of Puberty,” at Culver City’s Corey Helford Gallery. Take a look at some opening night photos courtesy of Theonepointeight to view the exquisite level of detail in Takamatsu’s paintings. The exhibition will be on view through May 11.

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