Xhxix’s work is a little grotesque but it has a soft dreamy quality to it that cushions its harsh entry. The Japanese artist’s pieces feed on abstract gore and strives on trailer parkesque banality.
We had a digital sit down with Xhxix and asked him one of our usual questions — along with a very important one submitted by a reader. Again, a language barrier was present but he answered our questions to the best of his ability.
On his inspiration:
“The root of my inspiration is my envy, maybe. The reason why I began to make images is [because] I envied many great works of many artists.”
You use a lot of male subjects in your pieces, why?:
“Even I don’t understand why I paint only boys. I haven’t [gotten the urge] to use girls from the first. Probably I don’t like [the lack of] strength and the beauty of the woman.”
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