About Yoshitomo Nara
The many artistic traditions of the world each bring a unique perspective and symbology to the table, and one of the most well-developed traditions is that of Japan. It is upon this tradition that artist Yoshitomo Nara builds his work. Nara is known for his sculpture and painting. His work often features simple, cute children and other lovable figures drawn with little or no background. However, upon closer inspection, you find a knife or gun in the hands of these supposedly cute and harmless figures. This disturbing juxtaposition never fails to inspire inquiry. Nara does not intend to create aggressive figures, rather, he supposes that these children are merely defending themselves in a world full of big, bad people with big, bad weapons. It is an interesting take on painting and sculpture, one that propels him to the forefront of contemporary Japanese art. Yoshitomo Nara posters now grace many a home, and dolls often fetch huge figures. You can find many of Yoshitomo Nara works in the large inventory on eBay, where an impressive range of his creations are on sale.