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  • Writer's pictureStephen Clively

Smoky Kawaii - Yoshitomo Nara, Art Gallery of WA

At Claire's suggestion, I visited the Yoshitomo Nara exhibition Reach Out to The Moon, Even If We Can’t this week.


Nara is best known for his sculptures and drawings of big-headed girls whose expressions denote both cuteness (kawaii) and darkness.


The subject matter here is Nara's reaction to the Fukushima disaster of 11 March 2011.


Here's the exhibition's draw card - Girl with eyepatch.


Some of the large sculptures.



A sketch for the sculptures.


Some of the drawings.






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