AllRightsReserved presents Facing the Current by Yusuke Hanai
Time Out says
Acclaimed Japanese artist Yusuke Hanai has teamed up with Hong Kong-based creative studio AllRightsReserved to debut his largest overseas solo exhibition, Facing the Current, at Belowground in Landmark.
Known for his rather glum and downhearted cartoon characters, Hanai's works are often inspired by 'a retro-Americana surfing counter-culture' based on his experience of living in San Francisco. With this exhibition, which utilises the word 'current' in both the sense of a 'tide' and 'the present', Hanai presents a new, evolved vision of this counter-culture through 19 new canvas and multi-layered frame drawings. The exhibition also features three large-scale installations, one of which is the artist's largest sculptural work to date – a two-meter long sculpture of his famously unhappy character sitting in a boat with a dog, contemplating on the 'currents' of life.