As a Hero of Nippon

Satellite Gallery • 2 June - 13 June

Opens 5.30pm to 7pm, 2nd June
Hours 11am to 5pm Mon - Fri; 10am to 3pm Sat
Where cnr St Benedict St and Newton Rd, Newton, Auckland City
  09 307 6416
Artists Mark Leonard Watts
Theme Art

This series draws on the stereotypical heroes of Japanese society; the idolized beautiful young girl and, soldier of the economy, the salary-man. Influenced by Japanese anime, Watts' unique style of self portraiture suggests a desire to live vicariously through the heroes' image. Enjoyable and intellectual, this humorous work is laced with deeper questions and considerations, fleshing out his experiences of Japan and the continued exploration of his identity.

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Itekima-su.  Mark Leonard Watts.