Mr. (Mister)

Mr. (Mister) is a Japanese contemporary artist, based in Saitama, Japan. A former protégé of Takashi Murakami, he works in a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, video and commercial fashion. A self-proclaimed otaku with a Lolita complex, many of his works are of young children in an anime/manga style. At first glance his works look very cute and innocent, but they have a deeper meaning which is closely tied to the anime style fanservice in which the characters are sexualized.

Recently Mr. has been toying with the art of graffiti, in his latest exhibition 'lost', Mr. incorporated this graffiti with otaku culture. Many of his works are said to be somewhere between dreams and reality.