I came across Tanaami Keiichi’s (田名網 敬一) latest work at Art Stage Singapore. I don’t have a photo of it because I was busy chatting away with the cute young Japanese curator, but it’s a three-panel piece that portrays death in the brightest and liveliest manner I’ve ever seen — though the theme, of course, introduces a somewhat macabre undertone. It features the different gods or religious idols one may meet upon death, amidst his usual motifs of pine trees and goldfish. I’m rather intrigued because there is so, so much to see in all his pieces.
This comes from a collaboration with Singapore based collective Phunk studio:
You can see a lot of the work was influenced by the ’60s. He talks more about it here in this interview with BBC.