Exhibition 9 August – 5 October, 2008
Atsushi Kaga is a Japanese artist living and working in Dublin. Kaga’s practice is steeped in popular culture and includes drawing, painting, sculpture and animation. Kaga’s work is disguised in whimsy, yet astutely addresses the complexities of life in the twenty-first century. When Kaga was eighteen he wanted to be a comedian, and it shows. His use of humour is the methodology he employs to take us to interesting places. While not eliciting the belly laughs of a stand-up comedian, Kaga’s work conspires to make us smile and ultimately question.