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Itsuki Kaito

Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan


Itsuki Kaito creates surreal and magnetic paintings which tackle the complex processes of human identity and self-expression. Eager to reveal the fluidity of personality, Kaito’s paintings bear the traces of various social, political and cultural marks which shape each person’s sense of self. The fragmented figures in her paintings wrestle between conforming and rejecting societal standards, playing with normative gender dynamics and kink aesthetics. In a hybrid visual language, limbs are someti...Read more