MADSAKI’s First Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong Coming to Perrotin This Month

Perrotin Hong Kong is going to present an exhibition entitled If I Had a Dream, Japanese artist MADSAKI's first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Featuring new paintings and an installation, the exhibition will showcase three of MADSAKI’s iconic series: his Warhol series, Movie series, and Character series depicting popular cartoons.

Untitled (inspired by Wong Kar Wai), 2019. Courtesy MADSAKI/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love

To pay a special homage to the city, MADSAKI also brings a series of paintings referencing celebrated scenes from Hong Kong cinema, including Wong Kar-wai classics such as In the Mood for Love and Chungking Express, comedy star Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle, and more.

Untitled (inspired by Stephen Chow), 2019. Courtesy MADSAKI/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle

The majority of MADSAKI’s latest exhibition consists of works inspired by Andy Warhol, including MADSAKI’s reproductions of Warhol’s Flowers, Skulls, Guns, Dollar Signs, and Brillo Boxes. They share the basic composition, coloration, and size of Warhol’s paintings but differ in execution, tone, and feeling. The primary distinction comes from the variation between the artists’ two signature mediums: silkscreen for Warhol and spray paint for MADSAKI.

Untitled (inspired by Andy Warhol), 2019. Courtesy MADSAKI/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

MADSAKI was born in Osaka, Japan, and raised in New Jersey, USA – experiences between two cultures that formed his aesthetics and personality. While much of MADSAKI’s work centers on his interest in art history and critiquing mass culture with references to slang, movies and manga characters, the artist has recently been exploring more personal, intimate topics.

Untitled (inspired by Andy Warhol), 2019. Courtesy MADSAKI/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

The show will be on view from 17 July to 17 August. Visit Perrotin’s website for details. Don’t forget to stay tuned for more updates.

MADSAKI: If I Had a Dream
Date: 17 July - 17 August 2019
Venue: Perrotin
Address: 50 Connaught Road, Central, 17th Floor, Hong Kong
Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday|11am-7pm