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Mitsu Okubo - Spiderland

A circular room filled with people talking all at once yet never saying anything and never knowing when the conversation will end, translating claustrophobic situations on the surface of the canvas.

Mitsu creates stories by using decay, death and regeneration of the body. His work addresses ongoing dialogues within what happens when the body finds itself in disagreement with its condition. Born and raised in LA, to Mexican and Japanese immigrants. His initial interest in art stemmed from his passion for horror movies, comic books and pornography. Horror movies have a direct line to humor, which is the thread that connects all of his work. In the same sense, violence and vulgarity are at the very core of all his work since he was raised in a big loud environment in which he had to find intimacy.

Opening reception December 5th, 6 to 9 pm.

Exhibition dates are December 5 through January 23.


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