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At Perrotin gallery until 23rd 2016
Fun? Spiritual? Ironic? Or maybe all of it? The recent paintings by Takashi Murakami generate an electric atmosphere in the rooms of Perrotin gallery. A robotic avatar of the Japanese Master greets us – not without a touch of humour – humming Buddhist chants. As a worthy heir of Pop culture, the imaginary of Murakami is nourished with diverse references such as manga or science fiction.
As usual with Murakami, we can find monumental paintings saturated with colours, smiling flowers or skulls. However the exhibition ‘Learning the Magic of Painting’ showcases more than forty works never yet exhibited, such as ‘A Picture of Lives Wriggling in the Forest of the Deep End of the Universe’, (2015), created as an anthology of the artist favourite themes. Also presented are the series of diptych and triptych paintings inspired by great Masters of Zen and Western culture such as the sparkly: ‘Homage to Francis Bacon (Study of Isabel Dyer)’.
Let yourself be seduced!