Art
3,150 Hypes 3 Comments

A Look Inside "Mr.'s Melancholy Walk Around the Town" Exhibition

On view at Galerie Perrotin in Paris.

Mr. recently launched his solo exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, France entitled “Mr.’s Melancholy Walk Around the Town.” The anticipated showcase features new original paintings by the celebrated Japanese artist. Drawing inspiration from his hometown of Tokyo, the artworks portray his signature anime-inspired motifs and vivid Ero-kawaii (“erotic cute” when translated in English) subjects clad in school uniforms.

“Mr.’s city, the city of Tokyo, the otaku neighborhoods of Akihabara and Ikebukuro, is for him such a site,” described the gallery in a statement. “An interminable cacophony of words and images. A seductive fantasy of desire and dread. A space of street scribblings and graffiti, of conspicuous consumption and exhaustion.”

Tour the exhibition above. “Mr.’s Melancholy Walk Around the Town” is open to the public at Galerie Perrotin Paris until March 9. Elsewhere in art, the buyer of Banksy’s Season Greetings mural has unveiled plans to build an art center where he will display the politically-charged piece.

Galerie Perrotin
76 Rue de Turenne
75003 Paris
France

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Buyer of Banksy's 'Season’s Greetings' Mural to Open Art Center
Art

Buyer of Banksy's 'Season’s Greetings' Mural to Open Art Center

Displaying the stenciled artwork in Port Talbot.

Pen & Paper: Roby Dwi Antono
Art 

Pen & Paper: Roby Dwi Antono

The Indonesian artist blends Surrealism with Classical Renaissance to create his own visual style.

Paul Insect Is Dropping Two Multilayered Prints This Month
Art

Paul Insect Is Dropping Two Multilayered Prints This Month

His last print release sold out in under 2 minutes.

KAWS Kicks Off the Opening of 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' in Taipei
Art

KAWS Kicks Off the Opening of 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' in Taipei

COMPANION debuts at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

Heji Shin’s Blown-Up Portraits of Kanye West Spark Controversy on Social Media
Art

Heji Shin’s Blown-Up Portraits of Kanye West Spark Controversy on Social Media

“I knew people would hate this exhibition,” said the photographer.


Banksy, Jenny Holzer & More Artists Featured in New Rizzoli Sticker Book
Art

Banksy, Jenny Holzer & More Artists Featured in New Rizzoli Sticker Book

Entitled ‘Stickers 2: More Stuck-Up Crap.’

adidas Originals to Launch Solo Exhibition Featuring New Keiichi Tanaami Artworks
Art

adidas Originals to Launch Solo Exhibition Featuring New Keiichi Tanaami Artworks

Marking the first installment of the “adidas gallery.”

This Artist Set up a Musical Art Display in the Middle of the Namibia Desert
Art

This Artist Set up a Musical Art Display in the Middle of the Namibia Desert

The Installation will play ‘Africa’ by Toto over and over, forever.

Know Wave Investigates Key Cultural Moments for Ongoing Project
Art 

Know Wave Investigates Key Cultural Moments for Ongoing Project

Complete with rare archival editions.

Uncaged Hero Spotlight: A Cheat Sheet to Uncaging Creativity
Art 

Uncaged Hero Spotlight: A Cheat Sheet to Uncaging Creativity

Presented by Tiger Beer
A guide to finding your creative self.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.