The Art of Hideaki Kawashima

by Zach TutorPosted on

Hideaki Kawashimapaintsself portraits. Or rather, alter egos of himself. “A person has noone fixed face. Looking at my own face in the mirror, I notice itsometimes looks completely different.” Calling on cues from YoshitomoNara, Kawashima’s portraits differ in that his are ghost-likecreatures with no bodies. They are over-sized faces with tendrils andhair that seem to be alive. Kawashima’s use of large eyes invite theviewer in to be trapped and judged by the portraits themselves, athought that is both enlightening and haunting. – Zach Tutor

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