Acrylic on canvas
Created in 2006
53 x 65,3 cm
© Mahomi Kunikata/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
Finding a balance between manga and art, Mahomi Kunikata’s work is deeply personal and psychological. Heavily influenced by the otaku culture of sexually explicit manga, Kunikata’s work adopts the genre’s conventions to explore and communicate issues of abandonment, masochism, and depression. Often filling notebook after notebook with nightmarish depictions of cruelty, Kunikata’s personal drive to produce drawings overpowers the careful, methodical approach necessary to produce a professional comic work. The result is raw, powerful, and innovative. Mahomi Kunikate was introduced to the art world through Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki.