Japans traditional bento has gained worldwide popularity due to its minimalistic style. I think it represents the nominal way of life.
There are rich, there are poor. Cutting a cake into pieces symbolizes the redistribution of wealth.
People feel that they can't avoid GMO foods. This conveys the anxiety that everyone experiences due to the lack of transparency about it.
Using animal cookie cutters, I cut out ground meat in their shape. What barbaric things are there today?
There is a contradiction that I'll reveal about animal protection. Raw meat is a animal wound and must be treated by placing a bandage
I simply turned the hamburger upside down, because this is the way to question what America means to the Japanese.
I treat leather items such as belts and bags as ingredients, to be used in a type of cuisine. The aim is to show how hunger and gluttony can co-exist.
The first food humans eat after birth is liquid. Yet, when closer to death, we eat the same type of food. It’s representative of life and death.
This is embodiment of conflict between ethnic groups. As various foods are boiled up, hence the phrase racial melting pot.
I am attempting to express modern real-life by showing melting ice cream at room temperature.
If we collect these discarded convenience store bento meals and pile them up, they will form a mountain.
This is a combination of Japanese and Singaporean history. A Japanese flag stuck into everyday Singaporean meals. Is this art or is it a political issue?
Japanese people are prejudice to foreigners. This can be portrayed by the proportions of the Japanese flag.
The situation of modern eating habits: Gyudon(Beef Bowl) falls furiously into the public's stomachs, is painted like a natural waterfall.
The situation of modern eating habits: Instant Noodles falls furiously into the public's stomachs, is painted like a natural waterfall.
These installation works are painings as well as three dimensional works which use food containers and so on.
These art works are from 2001 to currently showing my experiments with stencil, lacquer and oil etc.
My work method is actually taking photos of real food. These photos are drafts for the painting I will make.
You can see an overview of my artworks in this PDF file.