Japan’s Lost Decade and the Most Comprehensive Showcase of the Late Tetsuya Ishida’s Paintings

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The first time I saw the paintings of Tetsuya Ishida was the mid-1990s when I was a teenager growing up in Northern California. The works were obviously foreign to me, a sort of darkness that supermodernity can have over the individual, something that at the time I was beginning to recognize as a condition of the new century but also a particular topic that many  seem to be challenging and examining in the 1990s. You could think of Radiohead’s Ok Computer or David Fincher’s take on the novel Fight Club, Naomi Klein wrote in No Logo, and you could look at the paintings of Ishida and could begin to see a certain fear of technology and its effects on labor and…

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