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12/16/2013

Real Japanese life captured …

tetsuya ishida exercise equipment 1997
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Ishida Exercise Equipment closeup
 
In the work ‘Exercise Equipment’ (1997), a sad-sack salaryman runs on a treadmill monitored by men positioned to hook his ankles should he slow down.

 

This painting is from the late Japanese artist, Tetsuya Ishida, who currently has an interesting exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Hong Kong. Ishida is said to succinctly encapsulate
sidebar spacer-QUOTEr graphic single-left-quoter…the sense of oppressive defeat, hopelessness and social stagnation…of Japan’s economic recession and “Lost Decade(s)” starting in the 1990s(BLOUIN ARTINFO)single-right-quoter

 



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3 Responses to “Real Japanese life captured …”

  1. tokyoreporter via email Says:

    tokyoreporter via email

    Kabukicho

  2. Taro Says:

    Happy happy, joy joy
    mr-happy


    http://youtu.be/jfNajFYPljQ

  3. Taro Says:

    Salaryman slog (3Yen 2008-05-18)
    salarymen zombie
    Photo thanks hiromy’s flickr.

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