Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Ken-ichi Murata at Mondo Bizzarro, Rome

by Suzanne on April 3rd, 2008


© Ken-ichi Murata - click for details

Ken-ichi Murata is an incurable and devoted anachronist: Born in Osaka in 1957 - where he still lives and works - he takes his photographs on b/w film and later meticulously retouches them to give their protagonists an eerie and other-worldly aura.

Even though both he and Araki have a similar love affair with bondage, stockings, plastic godzillas and dinos, Murata manages like no other to hide blatantly erotic themes & exploitative scenes behind the sickly sweet powdery pastel tapestry of a Victorian dolls' house.


© Ken-ichi Murata - click for details

Ken-ichi Murata's Princess of Desire - Erotic Photographs show is due to open this Saturday at the phenomenal Mondo Bizzarro Gallery in Rome.

Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 2008

On show: April 5 - 30, 2008

Address: Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Via Reggio Emilia 32 c/d, 00198 Roma, Italy, tel/fax: 06 44247451 | Map

Further reading: Princess of Desire (2007) |  Japanese Princess (2005)