Published by Galerie Tokyo Humanité, Tokyo, 1996, 6 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 22 cm, JapanesePrice: €38
Working in proximity to US military compounds and naval bases in Japan during and following World War II, Tatsuo Ikeda composed a visual vocabulary that escaped order and realism. Primarily drawing and painting on paper, Ikeda creates surreal scenes where mutated bodies morph with nearly unrecognisable architecture set on backgrounds of swirling line drawings or empty gradients. Ikeda lived for almost a century and shaped his art career around the tumults that he experienced as a result of US and Japanese political affairs.
*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.