Domestic shipping: 200 yen
Artist: Masanori Ushiki
Size: 18.3 × 12.8 cm
Mr. Ushiki's first collection of works in four years. 96 pages, two-color printing, 89 characters
The "VISITORS" project, which started in 2016 and releases one character portrait a day on Instagram, currently has nearly 40,000 followers, and is gaining even more fans through books and merchandise. doing.
In VISITORS, there are girls you see on the street, characters with sexy frog-like lips who wear bow ties, and women with octopus hair. Even things like robots and anime characters. Here, all motifs are deconstructed, denying common combinations, and reassembled as parts of a certain kind. Characters that the artist was exposed to in his childhood, including humans, animals, strange things like monsters, food, machines, and even scenes from manga and anime, have become equivalent motifs and have been mixed together in the artist's mind, and are now modern. By incorporating the fashion and street style of the times, it will be expressed as a new image as a character.
The characters that have been created become images that we would never have imagined, and appear with a sense of reality, along with the deja vu of the subculture of the 1980s and 1990s.
Based on the expressions of Japanese anime, special effects, toys, etc. from the 80's to 90's, from humorous to fashion-conscious, mainly a little futuristic. Using original characters set in 2017, he creates works focusing on a sense of collectiveness, diversity, and continuity.
He is active both domestically and internationally, having been featured on the jackets of “Dempagumi.inc,” “YUKI,” “Little Glee Monster,” and in advertisements for “Converse,” “Red Bull,” and “Nissin Cup Noodles.”