Thursday, December 6, 2012

Taro Chiezo

I love the cheesy (Cheez Whiz) quality in Taro Chiezo's work as an example of what might be considered diminutive or hyper-pop as you may see it.  I think being Japanese gives one a special understanding of the face of globalism.  It is the Post-Atomic hyperspace society.  Also, the playful pastiche of Japanese visual culture comes through as something not merely postmodern, but with a visionary tinge, all the while representing an understanding of art history.  The last set of paintings remind of me what Joe Bradley is doing now.