The Jingi

Sculptor Yukinora Dehara's is having his first exhibition in San Francisco, and second show with Giant Robot from February 25th to March 22nd that's titled : The Jingi: Japanese Yakuza Spirit.

"From farmers, salary men, ghosts, gangsters and even killer vegetables, Dehara transforms these often absurd archetypes, into observations of Japanese and American society and pop culture. His clay sculptures are raw but detailed, painted with a precise and glossy aesthetic. They impart the subject's state of being, whether it's a subservient rice cooker, or a tortured Yakuza boss".

I get a kick out of the masked dude on the far left who seems happy just to be there.