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Kagoshima, Rocky

Other Names: 神子島巌; Iwao; E'wao

Male
Asian American, Japanese American

"In my paintings, I seek effectively to accomplish viewer's visual experience, complete indulgence, hoping that the viewer will recognize the new way of resolution for What We (who, "we"?) Are. Because the subject of my acting play is more stable than ever, the real game of my painting is not to mask the subject but to mask the acting itself compare with Leonardo da Vinci's action of finding his subjective images from the stains on the wall or the Pop Artists confiscated their images from mass media. (I draw the images from my own Abstract Expression Painting!)"

Rocky Kagoshima, excerpt from Painting Manifesto

Gallery of Selected Works