Rompers (still), 2003

Digital effect, C-print mounted on aluminum, 805×667 mm

Erecto (clara), 2004

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Motohiko Odani is a young, upcoming Japanese artist whose works can be a little disturbing to some. Some works even depict blood, such as Phantom-Limb, with Odani’s response being that “I know people will feel uncomfortable with it, but imagine if one of your relatives or loved ones were bleeding – you wouldn’t worry about their blood, would you? I want to bring people to this point with my art.” Odani takes a studied approach to his work, making it appear less threatening than other artists with similar works, such as Hungarian ‘Neoist’ Istvan Kantor and his Blood Campaign.