Yusuke Okada is a special effects artist and sculptor who has shown that he can step up to the challenge, no matter what it calls for. He’s worked with American-Japanese model Kiko Mizuhara, and when it comes to his personal work, the variety in his sculptures proves that he can make anything look very realistic.

His ongoing solo exhibition, ‘My Sun’, gives us some insight into who might have inspired Okada to be as versatile of an artist as he is. The title is a reference to how he saw famed avant-garde artist Tarō Okamoto, whose head sculpture is at the center of the exhibition’s main piece.

With a career that spanned 60 years, it’s unsurprising that Tarō Okamoto has left his impression on the next generation of artists like Okada. Okamoto’s works can still be found all across Japan, many of which can be seen for free through his various murals and sculptures in places like public parks. Okada says that it was Okamoto’s works and likeness that helped him get through the various struggles he’s experienced in life.

Yusuke Okada’s My Sun exhibition is running from August 19 to September 28, 2021 at the art gallery of KONMASA The Art Building in Nagoya. You can find more details about the event through the venue’s Japanese website.

By - Jen Laforteza.

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