Since the beginning of his career as an artist, MADSAKI has shown us numerous styles ranging from extremely detailed drawings to large scales sculptures and installations. Recently his style underwent a dramatic change where provocative words and phrases now play a central role. Despite this change, MADSAKI continuously observes the society and everyday life from a distinct perspective, reinterprets and reconstructs the extracted essences into his own work. As many artists have done in the past with phrases and words, what MADSAKI portrays through his works cannot be categorized as a simple “slander”, but is a form of “reconfigured phrases” easily surpassing the symbolic meanings of the original words to satirize and banter the society we live in, while raising many questions.
His “phrases”, at times roughly written, question the viewers if what they see should be taken for granted, or if it is something that should be deeply interpreted. Even further the viewers are pushed to the point where they have to depend on their sense of values if what they are facing is even a work of “art” or not. Through his works, MADSAKI challenges and stirs the stereotype values of various systems we encounter in daily life.
b. Osaka Japan, 1974 lives, and works in Tokyo, Japan
BFA, Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, NY USA