Kooness

Mr.

1969
Japan

19 Works exhibited on Kooness

Represented by

Works by Mr.

Pinkish mood

2022

56.1 x 70cm

1103,12 €

Don't go anywhere

2008

68 x 68cm

1534,77 €

Mr.'s room

2010

57.5 x 46.5cm

1534,77 €

MY APARTMENT

2010

57.5 x 46.4cm

1534,77 €

TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK

2021

65 x 65cm

863,31 €

ALRIGHT!

2021

65 x 50cm

959,23 €

CORN DOGS ARE BEST WHEN HOT

2021

65 x 44.9cm

911,27 €

Perfectly Armed!

2021

60 x 60cm

887,29 €

GASP! SO GOOD!

2021

65 x 49cm

950,00 €

Harajuku Kiss

2021

65 x 49cm

911,27 €

Song That Never Ends

2020

65 x 65cm

1870,50 €

My Street

2020

65 x 65cm

2062,35 €

Whereabouts of the Heart of that Day

2020

70 x 61.8cm

3549,16 €

City Girl's New life

2020

70 x 55.4cm

2781,77 €

High School Story: Yeah! Yeah!

2020

70 x 60.6cm

3021,58 €

Shakotan Love, Virgin Blue

2020

70 x 58.4cm

5563,55 €

Mr.’s vivid, chaotic, cartoon-like compositions take aesthetic cues from the Japanese otaku subculture, which comprises manga and anime fanatics. Like fellow Superflat artists such as Takashi Murakami, Mr. combines elements of high and low culture as he examines Japanese society at large. Since graduating from Tokyo’s Sokei Academy of Fine Art and Design in the mid-1990s, Mr. has been the subject of exhibitions in Tokyo, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, and beyond. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, and Daegu Art Museum in South Korea have all collected his work. Following the 2011 Japanese tsunami and Fukushima reactor meltdown, Mr. began a series of material experiments—he incorporated rough abstract brushwork into his paintings and even burned, trampled, and tore his canvases.

Mr. Solo Exhibitions include:

Carte blanche à Mr. et Pharrell Williams; A Call To Action, Musée Guimet, Paris (2019); Tokyo, the City I Know, at Dusk: It's Like a Hollow In My Heart, Galerie Perrotin Seoul(2016); LIVE ON: MR.'S JAPANESE NEO-POP, Asian Art Museum, Seattle (2014); Nobody Dies, Lehmann Maupin New York (2008); Mr., Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon (2006); Venus #2, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago (2000); Mr., Painter of Alps, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (1998).

Mr. Group Exhibitions include:

Bishojo: Young Pretty Girls in Art History, Museum of National Taipei University of Education (2019); Bubblewrap, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto (2018); A Nightmare is a Dream, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo (2012); Kyoto-Tokyo: From Samurais to Mangas, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco (2010); KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, Vancouver Art Gallery (2008); RED HOT: Contemporary Asian Art Rising, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2007), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)