Masami Teraoka is a Japanese artist living and working in Hawaii. He paints in way that mimicks the traditional Japanese woodblock prints ukiyo-e (from the Edo Period in Japan). He fuses this style with influences from American Pop art and US consumer culture ideals to create works that comment on social and political issues and tensions in contemporary culture. Teraoka uses this fusion of disaparate influences and cultures to communicate humorous yet serious messages about the society we live in.
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