Some more cartoon sculpture, this time from Japanese artist Ken Kagami.
I first became aware of Kagami's work through the band Deerhoof whose album 'Milk Man' was inspired by Kagami's work and features one of his illustrations on the sleeve. These cartoon sculptures are typical of his style, I don't think I’ll every see Charlie Brown and Snoopy in the same light again.
"Kagami’s distinctive works are characterized by their simple expression of conflicting ideas. Pure and virginal plastic and soft toys created for babies and children are boldly combined with objects, which represent sex, violence and excrement. These two worlds, which naturally never crossover, merge and transform objects into giggle-inducing, amiable, yet bizarre pieces of art which invoke a horrific, natural human instinct. This is achieved through Kagami’s sharp sense of colour, form and pure ideas."
Visit Ken Kagami's blog for more of his work.