The Art of Kenta Torii

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010

Japanese-born but Mexico City based Kenta Torii is currently showing in MC at FIFTY24MX Gallery. The title of the show, Saiyuki Punk is inspired by the ancient Chinese story, “Journey to the West." The main character, the Monkey King, travels to the west to rescue some manuscripts. As the story goes, during the journey the characters fight in spiritual battles to reach illumination.

Saiyuki Punk, Kenta reinterprets the story mixing traditional iconography with a contemporary punk aesthetics.

The show is up at FIFTY24MX Gallery through January 30, 2011.


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