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Arigato Gaijin

by Josh Rubin in Culture on 30 September 2005

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Repetition of plastic objects seems to be a recurring theme lately. The most recent incarnation can be seen at the new show opening at Raid Projects in LA this weekend. Arigato Gaijin, which translates to thank you, foreigners, features the work of 5 young and emerging Japanese artists. Of particular interest are these two pieces from Tomoaki Sato (right) Akira Shikiya (left). Where Sato explores individuality vs. sameness, Shikiya creates originality through a compelling copy-paste-adjust approach to everyday objects.

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